Theory of Independent Prescribing for Optometrists - Online

Ulster University - Belfast


Course Name Theory of Independent Prescribing for Optometrists - Online
Course Provider Ulster University - Belfast
Alternative Provider(s) Ulster University - Coleraine, Ulster University - Magee Derry-Londonderry Campus
Course Code 112955 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Ulster University None
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Belfast, Coleraine, Derry City, Magee
Qualification Letters PGCert
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2023.
Application Date Your Application
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Entry Requirements

Expand+To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

A minimum of two years in clinical ...

Comment Professional Recognition
This course has been approved by the General Optical Council.
Course Summary

Expand+This fully online programme consists of two 30 credit modules; 'Principles of Pharmacology and Prescribing' and 'Assessment, management and treatment of ocular conditions' and will prepare GOC registered Optometrists to undertake the Clinical Placeme...

Course Content

Expand+Learn to increase your scope of practice and manage and treat a wider range of ocular conditions.

This programme compliments and extends our current General Optical Council approved BSc (Hons) Optometry course which has been producing high qu...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year one
Principles of Pharmacology and Prescribing
This module will equip the optometrist with further skills in pharmacology and prescribing to allow the development of safe and effective management of ocular conditions. The knowledge gained duri...

Assessment Method Assessment will examine both the theory and practice of prescribing comprising a variety of methods including written assignments, multiple choice questions, Visual Identification and Management of Ophthalmic Conditions (VIMOCs), contribution to structured discussion boards and case studies.
Careers or Further Progression Career options
This qualification will allow the Optometrist to increase their scope of practice and manage and treat a wider range of ocular conditions.
Further Enquiries Contacts
Support with admissions and entry requirements

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Dr Julie McClelland
+44 (0)28 7012 4216
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