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Ophthalmic Dispensing

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

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Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
Description

This degree has three main aims: to prepare you for employment in an optometric or ophthalmic dispensing practice; to prepare you for further study required to become an optometrist and to prepare you for the external examinations and registration with the General Optical Council.
Suitable for: Individuals wishing to pursue a career as dispensing opticians.

Important information

Requirements: Preferred subject(s): GCE A-level Any Science subject Non-Academic Conditions: CRB Checks required GCSE(s) Required: English grade C, Mathematics grade C, Science grade C, plus 2 others at grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
01 October 2016
Cambridge
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

Dispensing

Course programme

Course overview

Dispensing opticians are specialists who apply the prescriptions of optometrists, employing their skills and knowledge to deliver the best solution to meet patients' requirements.

In order to meet the accreditation requirements of the General Optical Council, the option modules in our BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing are limited. However, you will have the opportunity to widen your area of study and explore areas such as human anatomy and medical genetics.

The scope of this course calls for a variety of teaching methods, including formal lectures and tutorials, practical sessions and workshops and patient experiences.

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Optical Dispensing 1
  • Theoretical Optics and Ophthalmic Lenses
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

Year two core modules

  • Visual Optics with Low Vision
  • Optical Dispensing 2
  • Final Ophthalmic Lenses
  • Introduction to Contact Lens Practice

Year three core modules

  • Optical Dispensing 3
  • Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment

Assessment is via a mix of practical and written examinations, MCQ examinations, assignments, logbooks, lab reports, formal reports and class-based tests.

Additional information

Comments: Graduates will be exempt from the theory aspects of the final Professional Qualification Examinations of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.
Career opportunities: You will be able to practise as a dispensing optician or dispensing manager after one year's supervised practice.