Lead academic: Dr Charlotte Codina.
This is a part-time distance learning course for practising orthoptists and other eye care professionals. It’s taught online (supported by two residential weekends, an introductory day for Low Vision and virtual tutorials), so you can study for a higher degree without having to leave your current post.
The MMedSci (Vision and Strabismus) is a course designed for Orthoptists and eye care professionals to enhance their learning and develop new areas of expertise. We are the only eye course specialising in vision and strabismus available by online distance learning, where vision and strabismus students can learn skills beyond registration alongside their work.
We are situated in the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics in the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health at The University of Sheffield, which has a long history of medical and research excellence. As an Academic Unit we also have excellent clinical and research connections with the Eye Departments at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Sheffield Childrens Hospital Foundation Trust.
The Academic Unit produces high quality vision research, published and presented internationally and many of our MMedSci vision and strabismus students go on to publish their Masters research projects. We have much expertise within the Unit with several specialist Orthoptists, an Optometrist and a visual perception and research lead. We also bring in other esteemed eye health professionals to write for and present on the vision and strabismus course, so that the course remains led by those with the greatest experience in their field.
Any of our modules can be studied as a standalone for Continuing Professional Development.Key Facts
- Duration - 3 years
- Delivery by online distance learning with the support of 2 residential weekends in Sheffield
- Modular course
- Duration - First 2 years of the MMedSci course with 2 residential weekends in Sheffield.
- Modules 1-3 with an option to follow Module 4 (Research Methods) or undertake a literature based dissertation
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- Y1 Residential weekend 1 (Introductory)
- Module 1: Concomitance and Incomitance in Depth (ORT6001) or Stroke (ORT6011)
- Module 2: Insight into Disease (ORT6002) or *Low Vision (ORT6022) *with Introductory Day in Sheffield for Low Vision only
- Module 3: Eye to Vision (ORT6003) or Exemptions (ORT6033)
- Y2 Residential weekend 2
- Module 4: Research Methods (ORT6100)
- Research Project (ORT6005) (equivalent to 2 modules)
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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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.
Anyone with an orthoptic degree or diploma, or appropriate eye care qualification may apply (2:1 or higher classifications are preferred).
Applications are welcomed from anywhere in the world, provided internet access is available.
Ideally, you should also have at least one year’s clinical experience following your first degree.
International2666 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2666 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA2666 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2666 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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