The specific aim of the programme in Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists from Cardiff University is to prepare optometrists to practise as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register.
The School of Optometry will provide a supportive environment for you to advance your professional and personal development, offering high quality modules relevant to optometry that are informed by research and taught by leaders in the field.
The programme provides a flexible pathway to level 7 qualifications. It will cultivate an understanding of evidence-based practice in eye care and enable you to safely practice at the forefront of your profession to an appropriate level of competence.
- The course meets the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register
- Learn with one of the leading Optometry Schools in the UK, ranked 1st in the Complete University Guide 2018
- It will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance your career and contribute effectively to extended professional roles
- The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
Careers and placementsThe specific aim of the programme is to prepare optometrists to practise as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register.
PlacementsUpon completion of the Certificate at Cardiff University, you will need to arrange a clinical placement as required for registration as an 'Independent Prescriber' (IP) with the GOC. For international candidates not wishing to register their qualification in the UK, a clinical placement is not mandatory. This placement is not part of the University course.
For programme structure for this course, please visit our website.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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International7080 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7080 GBP per year during 12 months.
National3780 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3780 GBP per year during 12 months.
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