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This MSc offers the highest quality clinical ophthalmic teaching to compliment ST1ST2 training. The programme provides targeted teaching to meet the requirements of the Royal College's FRCOphth Part 1 and Refraction Certificate, and accommodates the demanding clinical timetables of ophthalmic professionals through a flexible programme of study. What and how will I learn? The programme enhances knowledge of common ocular diseases, ophthalmic surgical and laser procedures, clinical anatomy and ocular therapeutics. Students develop analytical skills for solving clinical case problems and the critical evaluation of published research, and gain valuable research experience through the opportunity to undertake a clinical library-based dissertation. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core courses (90 credits), two optional courses (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, flexible three years) is offered. Core Modules Basic Understanding of the Eye Common Ocular Diseases and Treatment Systemic Disease Causing Ocular Disease Surgery and the Eye Ocular Therapeutics 1 Ocular Therapeutics 2 Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent library-based research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Options Basic Science and Ophthalmology Clinical Visual Sciences Disorders Affecting Retinal Function Retinal Imaging Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukioo-coursesclinical The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, problem classes, journal clubs, self-directed studies and laboratory practical courses. Assessment is through long essays, coursework, laboratory practicals, oral examination and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is one of the premier centres in the world for the study of vision and the mechanisms, diagnosis and therapy of eye disease. We embrace fundamental research, through the entire spectrum of translational medicine to clinical trials. This MSc programme draws upon the extensive basic and clinical research experience available at the Institute and at Moorfield's Eye Hospital. Students gain expertise in clinical ophthalmic procedures, develop key analytical skills and conduct an extensive research project within a world-class research environment. Your future career The programme provides useful preparation for the Part One FRCOphth and Refraction Examination Certificate, and covers practical skills relevant to achieving the ST1 ST2 competencies required by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. It imparts added value to uncoupled trainees in the competitive selection process to secure run-through training. Entry Requirements Applicants must have a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in optometry, orthoptics or a medical discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply The closing date for applications is 31 July for the year of entry. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? Speciality ophthalmic trainees in their first and second years of training will find the programme particularly suitable, but it will also appeal to Ophthalmologists in Trust Grade positions, qualified and experienced Optometrists, and Orthoptists. The taught programme is designed to ensure minimal time is spent away from base hospitals. RAE Rating Institute of Ophthalmology 70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectusophthalmology
This MSc offers the highest quality clinical ophthalmic teaching to compliment ST1ST2 training. The programme provides targeted teaching to meet the requirements of the Royal College's FRCOphth Part 1 and Refraction Certificate, and accommodates the demanding clinical timetables of ophthalmic professionals through a flexible programme of study. What and how will I learn? The programme enhances knowledge of common ocular diseases, ophthalmic surgical and laser procedures, clinical anatomy a...