DOs invited to study MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology

Dispensing opticians are among the ophthalmic allied health professionals (AHPs) being invited to consider part-time postgraduate opportunities at the University of Edinburgh from this September.

The university’s three year, part-time, inter-professional MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology programme, taught entirely online, is offered in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

It leads to the degree of Master of Science (MSc) – with exit points at Pg Diploma level after two years of study and Pg Certificate level after one year of study – and is designed to be completed alongside an ophthalmic clinical post.

The course is a route to the up-skilling of hospital and community optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, dispensing opticians, other ophthalmic AHPs, junior doctors, ophthalmology specialist trainees and GPs with a special interest in ophthalmology, allowing successful students to deliver services at a higher standard.

A mini open day is planned for 30 June.

Download a leaflet about the course here, and visit the University of Edinburgh website for further information.