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Orthoptics (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Orthoptics (Hons) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University involves learning alongside other healthcare trainees giving students a multidisciplinary experience throughout their four years of study.
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Overview

Orthoptists are allied health professionals who specialise in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of eye conditions.

Understanding the eye and the role of the brain in visual experience are key to Orthoptic work. Orthoptists work in the care and management of patients with poor development of vision and conditions that include brain injury, diabetes, stroke, low vision and glaucoma.

Orthoptists work closely with Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, as well as paediatricians, neurologists, nursery teachers, health visitors, endocrinologists, and other allied health professionals in multi-disciplinary care.

Your career

Studying Orthoptics is interesting and challenging and employment opportunities are excellent. The qualification is recognised worldwide.

The Orthoptics (Hons) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University has been approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and for membership of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society and the International and European Orthoptic Organisations.

Accreditation

The programme has been approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and for membership of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society and the International and European Orthoptic Organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations in Practice in Health and Social Care

  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology

  • Child Development and Health Optics

  • Refraction and Binocular Vision

  • Practice Education

  • Diagnostic Techniques

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBBBC including English, 2 sciences or 1 science plus Maths National 5 Physics is recommended. National 5 Maths at B is required (if Maths is not taken at Higher Level)
  • A level: BBB including one science plus GCSE Maths and English at B/6; GCSE Physics is recommended
  • ILC Higher: H2 H3 H3 H3 H3 to include a Science, Maths and English. Physics is recommended
  • IB Diploma: 28 points must include a Higher Level Science and Maths at 6. Physics is recommended
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma in Science/Applied Science DDM plus GCSE English and Maths
  • SWAP: Access to Science & Technology/Ophthalmics – 70% overall (Distinction) or ABB pass.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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