Ten reasons to study Orthoptics

  • Vocational degree course
  • A three year course resulting in a professional qualification
  • Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council on graduation without additional examination*
  • Integrated theory and clinical practice from year 1
  • Wide clinical experience from hospitals throughout the United Kingdom
  • Use of practical and communication skills
  • Working with patients in a health care profession
  • The role of the orthoptist is extremely varied, interesting and rewarding
  • A career involving work as a member of a multidisciplinary eye care team
  • Prospects for further research and postgraduate study in vision sciences

Ten reasons to study orthoptics in Sheffield

  • Active research environment
  • Approachable (friendly and enthusiastic) staff
  • Strong links with Royal Hallamshire Hospital eye department
  • Lecturers have wide clinical experience and are actively involved in clinical practice
  • Profession specific lecturers
  • Opportunity to undertake research in final year
  • Excellent career prospects
  • High standard and newly built accommodation in areas within walking distance to the university
  • Best Students’ Union in the UK and excellent sports facilities
  • Safe, friendly city with many green areas and parks

* If a student fails to achieve honours, the degree of BMedSci (Ocular Studies) will be awarded. This is not an honours degree and not eligible for admission to the HCPC register.

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