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The emphasis of the Principles of Prescribing module are as follows:
The module is fully accredited for CET points.
The Division of Optometry and Visual Science at City, University of London has been providing modular postgraduate training in ocular therapeutics for over 15 years. The purpose of this training has been to provide the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to enable optometrists to manage ocular disease within the context of the legal and regulatory framework provided by the Opticians Act and relevant medicines legislation.
Candidates entering the full independent prescribing (IP) programme will complete a three module scheme (Principles of Therapeutics, Principles of Prescribing and Independent Prescribing) and complete the requisite clinical placement days. Candidates may opt to exit after principles of therapeutics and Principles of Prescribing (following completion of a clinical placement) and qualify as an Additional Supply (AS) optometrist by taking the College of Optometrists’ Common Final Assessment (CFA) in AS.
An RPEL arrangement will be used to import postgraduate credits from the clinical placement aspect of the CFA to allow students qualifying in IP to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate or use the credits towards a Diploma or MSc.
This module is not running again in the current academic year. New dates will be available in August of 2019. Please register your interest to be contacted.
You must have applied for OVM050 – Principles of Therapeutics before applying for this module.
Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.
For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
John joined City University London in 2004, he is Professor of Clinical Visual Science Following a first degree in biochemistry at Cardiff University, John studied optometry at Aston University, graduating with a first class honours degree. After a pre-registration year at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London he undertook postgraduate research at ...
Dr Hennelly is the MSc Programme Director for the MSc in Clinical Optometry, MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Clinical Optometry) and MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner). She is a qualified optometrist who completed her PhD at City University in 2002. ...