Taught course

Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists

Cardiff University · School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The specific aim of the programme is to prepare optometrists to practise as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register.

The School of Optometry will provide a supportive environment for you to advance your professional and personal development, offering high quality modules relevant to optometry that are informed by research and taught by leaders in the field.

The programme provides a flexible pathway to level 7 qualifications. It will cultivate an understanding of evidence-based practice in eye care and enable you to safely practice at the forefront of your profession to an appropriate level of competence.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
18 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

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