Insight into Disease

Course code ORT6002
30 credits


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Key dates

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2023

Start date: 7 March 2023 (Commences with a virtual tutorial at 4.00pm - 5.30pm TBC)

End date: 11 August 2023

Mode of attendance

A short virtual tutorial will be held at the start of the module.  Further details will be made available upon application.


To gain knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms by which particular diseases affect ocular motility and visual function.  

Overview of content

  1. The effect of ageing on the visual system
  2. Tumours
  3. Infectious Disease
  4. Vascular disease
  5. Human immunodeficiency disease
  6. Myasthenia Gravis
  7. Diabetes
  8. Multiple sclerosis
  9. Child abuse and the eye
  10. Graves' Orbitopathy

Who can study this module

This module is available to anybody with a relevant qualification in the eye care profession. Currently we have Low Vision nurses, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists studying with us. 


This module is available for study as a standalone module and as an optional module for either the MMedSci ACP Ophthalmology (paediatrics) or MMedSci (Vision and Strabismus) programmes. You could therefore combine this module with another from the MMedSci Vision and Strabismus programme to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Vision and Strabismus (60 credits), or combine this with another 90 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) as long as the credits are gained within a five-year time span.

You will receive a certificate of completion once you have successfully completed the module.

How to apply for the module

Please visit our how to apply page.

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