CPD modules in Ophthalmology and Orthoptics

We offer a wide range of continuing professional development (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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We also offer a number of CPD modules covering clinical skills for a wide variety healthcare professionals.

CPD modules in Clinical Skills

Tuition fees

The fee for each 30 credit CPD module in Ophthalmology and Orthoptics is as follows:

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

Funding your studies

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

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How to apply

Find out how to apply for a CPD module in the School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery.


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 scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.