City, University of London

City, University of London

Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner

This course is designed for registered nurses working in ophthalmic health or caring for people who are experiencing vision loss. It is for staff nurses and nurse managers, as well as those seeking a career in nursing or health research. The Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner) programme provides ophthalmic nurses with up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of ophthalmic fields. The main focus of the programme is prescribing within the context of ophthalmic nursing. You will complete the non-medical prescribing programme in addition to ophthalmic-related modules which will enhance prescribing competence. The course offers education in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to the role of ophthalmic nurse practitioner. It also develops research and critical thinking skills and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent practice and research in the future. This provides you with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding Master's programme tailored to nursing ophthalmic care.

Course modules

Core Modules - Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis - Critical Approaches to Advanced Practice - Dissertation (Year 2) Discipline Specific Modules - Independent, supplementary and non-medical prescribing - Critical thinking for Ophthalmic Practice - Principles of Therapeutics Elective Modules - Professional Certificate in Glaucoma - Professional Certificate in Medical Retina - Medicines Management

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Master's level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment strategies include coursework, examinations, portfolios, minilabs, case studies, reports, seminar presentations, skills schedules and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Students may be expected to take part in formative assessment activities during the modules in addition to the summative assessments for each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 5 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 5 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Health Sciences EC1V 0HB London

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