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BSC(HONS) OPTOMETRY

Full title Bachelor of Science in Optometry
UCAS B510
Duration BSc(Hons): 4 years F/T
Higher going rate AAABB
A-level going rate AAB
Essential English, Mathematics, Physics or dual award science (up to Standard Grade, Intermediate 2 or GCSE)
Recommended Mathematics plus three sciences for Higher. A level, Mathematics plus two Sciences
Contact name Dr Uma Shahani
Contact phone +44 (0)141 331 3695
Contact email optometryadmissions@gcal.ac.uk or ush@gcal.ac.uk
Places available 56
Mode of attendance Full Time
Location CITY
Level Undergraduate
General introduction  
Optometrists are professional clinicians responsible for many aspects of vision care. As an optometrist, you are responsible for the examination, evaluation and treatment of disorders of the eye and visual systems and can detect abnormalities that require medical attention.
Programme details  
Our School of Life Sciences, has a state-of-the-art eye clinic on campus, with specialised accommodation equipped with the latest instruments and apparatus.

Throughout the programme, you will gain knowledge and expertise in subjects related to abnormal ocular conditions and build a rigorous academic education in Optometry. With a state-of-the-art Eye Clinic within the University Campus and specialised accommodation equipped with modern instruments and apparatus used in eye and visual systems examinations, you will experience a high quality of clinical teaching. In all the clinical studies, there is very close co-operation with academic staff who individually check or assess the work of each student. There is a counselling scheme for first-year students where various aspects of study skills are considered in group tutorials. As well as forming the basis of further specialisation and graduate study, graduates of this programme are able to register with the General Optical Council after one year's supervised clinical practice and completion of the Professional Qualifying Exam of the College of Optometrists.
The costs of books and instruments will amount to approximately ?600 for the programme, although purchase is not essential.
Placements  
With placements within hospital eye departments and the Resource Centre for the Blind, you will gain valuable experience in working with client groups.
Careers  
Opportunities for graduates of the programme are excellent. Various career paths are open to you at the end of the programme include Private Optometric Practice or the Hospital Eye Service, as well as MPhil or PhD academic pathways.
Quotes  
The programme introduced me progressively to the world of the advanced sciences and general medical principles and taught me to recognise the vocation of optometry as an exciting and varied career opportunity. The balance between academic study and practical experience has equipped me ideally to meet the needs of my patients.
Heather Grandon BSc(Hons) MCOptom
Ophthalmic Optician
McGrath & Cameron