You’ll be taught by leading clinical experts and practicing independent optometry prescribers.
This module is a mix of blended learning and two days of face-to-face teaching. You’ll receive all the online reading and course materials approximately four weeks before your two days at the University. The two teaching days are run back-to-back.
Once you’ve completed your two days of face-to-face tuition, your assessment will take place approximately eight weeks later.
There are four computer-based assessments at the end of this course combined into two components. The first component covers key feature problems to test your clinical decision making, and patient management case scenarios. The second component is comprised of multiple choice and short-answer questions.
The pass mark for both assessments is 50%. The key feature problems and patient management case scenarios account for 60% of your overall mark, while the multiple choice and short-answer questions account for 40% of your overall mark.
This is a professional and an academic qualification. On successful completion of this course you’ll receive 15 postgraduate credits, which count towards an MSc in Clinical Optometry. This module also counts towards you CET points.
After passing this module, you’ll need to complete a 12-day clinical placement within a hospital eye service.
Once you have completed all parts of the prescribing programme, you will be put onto the specialist register of the General Optical Council (GOC) as an independent prescriber.