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.
- Ocular Therapeutics
- Practical Prescribing
- Independent Prescribing
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students are normally expected to hold:
- UK/EU Students: Full GOC registration.
- Overseas Students: Honours degree in Optometry or a professional optometric qualification.
- You should have been in practice for two years before commencing the Therapeutic Prescribing course.
- If you are not registered with the GOC you will need to provide a written professional reference which is signed, dated, and supplied on the University’s reference form or headed paper. The reference will need to comment specifically on your slit lamp and Volk experience. If it is not possible to provide a professional reference, academic references will be considered.
International2310 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2310 GBP per module during 12 months.
National1240 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1240 GBP per module during 12 months.
Fees will be invoiced by module
Living costs for Cardiff
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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