Our Independent Prescribing course is an essential component on your route to becoming an independent optometry prescriber.
At City, we believe it’s important to have face-to-face teaching time, as well as online learning. That’s why you have two full days with us after you’ve completed the online reading.
Leading clinical experts in the field teach on this Independent Prescribing course, including practicing independent optometry prescribers. You can learn from their experiences during the interactive sessions. You’ll also get plenty of support from the module leads.
With the full qualification, you’ll be able to prescribe any relevant eye drug that you’ve been trained in.
Who is it for?
This course is for UK-qualified optometrists who want to become an independent optometry prescriber. This independent prescribing course must be completed along with two other modules: Principles of Therapeautics and Principles of Prescribing, as well as a 12-day clinical placement.
Online Launch Date:
Mar: Monday 29 April 2024
(Module will go live on Moodle only)
Online Synchronous Teaching Dates:
May: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Jun: Wednesday 19 June 2024
Jul: Wednesday 10 July 2024
Online Assessment Date:
Oct: Wednesday 25 September 2024
By becoming an independent optometry prescriber, you’re changing your scope of practice to take you to the highest level for an optometrist. This opens up new career options, such as working in a hospital environment or alongside a local GP.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
MSc Clinical Optometry - Master's degree