Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

The BMedSci (Honours) Orthoptic Degree

The Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics is a vibrant teaching and research active unit within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. We're a welcoming and sociable community, dedicated to nurturing our students' talents and to upholding the core values of the NHS in supporting the highest standards of excellence and professionalism through our education and research. We are proud of repeatedly achieving outstanding student satisfaction scores. Our practical teaching facilities and research labs are excellently equipped and have recently been refurbished.

The orthoptic degree course will give you the specialist knowledge, skills and experience to build a rewarding career that improves lives. You will develop scientific, clinical and patient skills such as communication, empathy and problem solving to prepare you for a career as an orthoptist.

Our course is an extended 3 year full time degree comprising of academic teaching at university and clinical teaching at hospitals across the UK and Ireland. It is a vocational degree and likely to appeal to you, if you are interested in working within the medical field as part of a multidisciplinary eye care team and enjoy working with people of all ages.

orthoptic student testing a patient