City, University of London

City, University of London

Ophthalmic Nursing

This course is suitable for nurses who see their medium or long term future within ophthalmics. This MSc programme is flexible and professionally orientated, seeking to prepare a specialist, research-focused workforce that will help revolutionise health and social care provision to better meet society's changing demographic health needs, by using new technologies and more innovative and creative working practices. The programme will prepare you for new, efficient and ethical ways of working that offer better quality of life and quality of care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service. It will enable you to respond better to the increasing pressures on the current healthcare system. We offer education in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to ophthalmic nursing. We will develop your research and critical thinking skills and provide the opportunity to conduct research under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent practice and research in future.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with lower second-class honours or above.
Those applicants who do not have a first degree will be considered but are required to successfully complete a degree level module in biological sciences.
In order to maximise the benefits derived from this programme, it would be helpful if you already have several months' experience within ophthalmic care.

Course modules

You are advised to undertake the core compulsory modules during the first year; APM001 (Critical Approaches to Advanced Practice) during PRD1 and HRM001 (Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis) during PRD1 or PRD2.

You will undertake four discipline specific modules:
OVM013 Vision in the aged;
OVM006 Glaucoma;
NMM024 Medicines Management; and
OVM056 Medical Retina.

You will have the option of taking one elective, which may be in opthalmics or from the broader module diet offered by the School of Health Sciences.

Assessment methods

Aassessments are equally varied, and will include coursework, online projects, invigilated examination and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).

Your dissertation is worth 60 credits (1\3 of the entire programme) and is a piece of research undertaken with the supervision of an academic member of staff with a special interest in ophthalmics. They are appointed by the programme director or the module leader.

Sponsorship information

Students are invited to apply for the School of Health Sciences Dean's Scholarship, worth £2,500. The Scholarship is awarded to students who show academic and/or clinical excellence in their application.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time February 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time February 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time February 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time February 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time February 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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