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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Orthoptics is a small, highly specialised branch of eye care. Orthoptists largely work in the NHS within the acute hospital setting or within community health care. The correction of amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (squint) makes up the majority of their work with children. Orthoptists also work in the care and management of patients with conditions that include brain injury, diabetes, stroke, low vision and glaucoma. They work closely with Ophthalmologists and Optometrists as well as a wide range of other professionals such as maxillo facial surgeons, neurologists and contribute to multidisciplinary teams. If you are interested in health care, people and particularly children then Orthoptics may be the perfect career for you.The programme involves learning with other health care professionals and students should receive a truly multidisciplinary experience throughout their four years of study. On successful completion of the degree students can be registered with the Health Professions Council . They can also apply to become members of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,250per year

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A level : BBB

including one science from Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths plus GCSE Maths and English at B/6 . GCSE Physics is recommended or Double Science

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Glasgow Caledonian University

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    88th

  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The Glasgow campus is in the heart of a city known for being welcoming and affordable – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
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GCU believes education is for everyone – with a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible for all.

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