Aston University

Aston University

Ophthalmology

Applicants study advanced ophthalmic topics and evidence based eye care; applicants study both basic and clinical visual science to a higher level. The taught element of the programme allows practitioners to enhance their understanding of more advanced ophthalmic topics and to bring their knowledge up to date in evidence-based eye care. The taught element of the programme aims to allow practitioners to enhance their understanding of more advanced ophthalmic topics and to bring their knowledge up to date in evidence-based eye care.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 in an ophthalmic or biomedical field, from a UK university for direct entry onto the course. 2 years clinical practice (including any pre-registration period) is required before acceptance on to the course. International students whose native language is not English will also need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band.

Course modules

Taught modules: accommodation and presbyopia; advanced contact lenses; advanced ophthalmic examination; advanced visual science; glaucoma; myopia; ocular pharmacology and therapeutics; research methods; retinal and macular disorders; visual impairment; prescribing for disorders of the eye; refractive surgery.

Assessment methods

Teaching will be delivered through a series of online lectures. Each module will be assessed by coursework and examinations. The research thesis for those taking the full ophthalmic Doctorate will be assessed by an internal and external examiner and will be defended in a viva-voce style examination. You will also produce a final research thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DOphSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (International) 1 years
DOphSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
DOphSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
DOphSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (Wales) 1 years
DOphSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (England) 1 years
DOptom Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (England) 1 years
DOptom Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (International) 1 years
DOptom Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
DOptom Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
DOptom Distance learning October 2016 GBP 910 per Module (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000