MMedSci/Diploma/Certificate Vision and Strabismus

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.

I chose the University of Sheffield because of the proven track record in medical research. Some of the teachers are people whose work I have read about in science journals. It is fascinating to be taught by the experts in the field.

Gbadebo Adeleke, Postgraudate student in the School of Medicine

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description

Lead academic: Dr Charlotte Codina

This is a part-time distance learning course for practising orthoptists.

It's taught online so that you can study for a higher degree without having to leave your current post.

Postgraduate medicine students

Course content

  • Concomitance and Incomitance in Depth or Stroke
  • Insight into Disease or Low Vision
  • Eye to Vision
  • Research Methods (option for Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Dissertation (Postgraduate Diploma only)
  • Research Project (MMedSci only)

Teaching

Distance learning, supported by three (Diploma) or four (MMedSci) weekend residentials.

Assessment

The assessment for the course is through a variety of assignments for all modules except for Low Vision which has a clinical exam.

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description

Lead academic 2016: Dr Charlotte Codina

This is a part-time distance learning course for practising Orthoptists and other eye care professionals.

It’s taught online so you can study for a higher degree without having to leave your current post.

Postgraduate medicine students

Course content

  • Concomitance and Incomitance in Depth or Stroke
  • Insight into Disease or Low Vision
  • Eye to Vision
  • Research Methods (option for Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Dissertation (Postgraduate Diploma only)
  • Research Project (MMedSci only)

Teaching

Teaching is by distance learning, supported by four weekend residentials

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Anyone with an orthoptic degree or diploma, or appropriate eye care qualification may apply (2:1 or higher classifications are preferred).

Applications are welcomed from anywhere in the world, provided broadband internet access is available. Ideally you should also have at least one year’s clinical experience following your first degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Charlotte Codina
E: c.codina@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 215 9042

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.