CPD modules in Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

We offer a wide range of CPD modules for orthoptists and other eyecare professionals.

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Clinical Leadership & Education in Ophthalmology

This module will enable students to develop as advanced clinical practitioners in Ophthalmology in delivering high-quality, compassionate and efficient care to patients.

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Concomitance and Incomitance in Depth

This module will enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of concomitant and incomitant strabismus with reference to clinical practice and recent literature.

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Eye to Vision

This module will enable students to develop an understanding of the neuro-physiological processes involved in visual function.

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This module will facilitate advanced practice in the area of prescription-only and non-prescription exemption-listed medicines for orthoptists.

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Insight into Disease

This module will enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms by which particular diseases affect ocular motility and visual function.

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Low Vision

This module will enable Orthoptists to become competent low-vision practitioners via a multidisciplinary and holistic approach.

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Research Methods

This module will give students a broad understanding of research methods, the ethics of research practice and of the use of statistics in testing a simple hypothesis in the subject area of vision and strabismus.

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This module aims to enhance knowledge of strokes and enable practitioners working in the field of eye-care to have a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding them in relation to their clinical practice.

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Tuition fees

The fee for each CPD module in Ophthalmology and Orthoptics is as follows:

  • 2024/25 – home and overseas students – £1,706.50

Funding your studies

There is UK Government and NHS funding available to support the continuing professional development of allied health professionals. We also accept sponsored and self-funding students.

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How to apply

Find out how to apply a CPD module in Ophthalmology and Orthoptics.


PGCert, PGDip and MMedSci qualifications

The following CPD modules are also part of our MMedSci Vision and Strabismus programme:

  • Concomitance and Incomitance in Depth
  • Eye to Vision
  • Exemptions
  • Insight into Disease
  • Low Vision
  • Research Methods
  • Stroke

Previous students have completed more than one of these modules and combined their credits to achieve a PGCert or PGDip qualification in Vision and Strabismus.

Alternatively, you can apply directly for the three-year MMedSci Vision and Strabismus programme.

Clinical Leadership and Education can be taken as a standalone CPD module or as part of the MMedSci Ophthalmology Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics) programme. However, it can’t be combined with credits from another module to achieve a PGCert or PGDip qualification. 

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.