The distance learning MSc in Clinical Visual Science has been developed to foster advanced theoretical knowledge in clinical issues within the field of vision science, with an emphasis on how research informs practice and the evolution of eye care services and capabilities. The MSc course is organised and structured so you will have the opportunity to choose a particular area of study that interests you, with a balance of core modules to encourage scientific thinking and the critical review of concepts. Modules have been designed with contributions from guest experts from optometry, clinicians from hospital settings and other specialists. Self-motivation, independent learning, problem solving and developing and communicating scientific arguments are encouraged through a programme which emphasizes critical thinking. A research project will be undertaken by the student in an area of their choosing with support and guidance from an academic supervisor.
Graduates of this course will be equipped to evaluate and undertake research; they will have enhanced knowledge of aspects of advanced vision science. The graduate will be equipped with skills to undertake extended clinical roles, promote the development of eye care within their region and may provide a pathway for further research endeavours including doctoral research training.
The minimum entry criteria for the MSc in Clinical Visual Science are: Students holding at least a lower second class BSc degree in Optometry or a Bachelor’s degree in Orthoptics, Medicine, or another related discipline from a University, or from an institution which is recognised by the University of Ulster Senate for this purpose; or Students currently holding the European Diploma in Optometry & Optics (level 6 professional qualification recognised in Europe and by the GOC in the UK); or Candidates who have an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma
Recipient: Ulster University
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