Taught course


Cardiff University · School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a BSc in Optometry. All applications should be submitted before one month before the start of term.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

Our distance learning postgraduate certificate in glaucoma has been developed to combine allowing students to enhance their skills and knowledge in key areas with obtaining quality postgraduate qualifications in a flexible and supportive environment. A wide range of modules are available with many including practical training.

The postgraduate certificate in glaucoma’s modules have been specifically designed to complement the levels of activity and responsibility that optometrists could undertake in community and hospital practice. The content is aligned, wherever possible, with national pathways for enhanced services and professional accreditation schemes. The PgCert will also supplement the publication of the NICE guidelines, ‘Glaucoma - Diagnosis and management of chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension’ in 2009 which has altered the way in which optometrists manage cases of glaucoma in the community.

The majority of the course will be delivered via Learning Central, the University's e-Learning system. You will have access to multimedia lecture presentations, supporting resources and discussions led by course tutors. On many of the modules leading educators in the field also provide practical skills workshops and tutorial. Formative and summative assessment is via online multiple-choice questions, submitted written coursework and assignments, plus practical exams where appropriate.

Full details can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p353.html

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

OPTOM Postgraduate Team
+44 (0)29 2087 0561