Taught course

Ophthalmology Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics)

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in an eye care-related degree.

Applicants must be currently working in paediatric eye care and have the support of a local ophthalmologist or advanced clinical practitioner in paediatric ophthalmology, in order to gain clinical experience under supervision, for a wide range of paediatric eye conditions. For this course you will need to gain practical experience and clinical exposure by attending paediatric ophthalmology clinics.

You will need to identify at least one local mentor, either Ophthalmologist or Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Paediatric Ophthalmology, who will agree to help, support and supervise you during the programme.

You will need to complete and return a Local Mentor Support Form. Please send the completed and signed form by email to orthoptics@sheffield.ac.uk at the same time that you submit your application.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is ideal for current paediatric eye-care practitioners (orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmic nurses) who want to advance their specialist ophthalmic practice skills. Clinicians who wish to reach the highest levels of innovative and cutting-edge paediatric ophthalmology practice will benefit from this course.

Course description

The course is suitable for forward-thinking practitioners, already working in paediatric ophthalmology, who wish to pioneer new or improved services.

You'll gain comprehensive and advanced knowledge of paediatric ophthalmology conditions. As well as studying the core elements of diagnosing and managing a wide range of ophthalmological conditions affecting paediatric patients, you'll learn techniques and management solutions through clinical, work-based learning.

You'll benefit from this course if you are ready to implement patient-led improvements and wish to reach advanced clinical practitioner status in paediatric ophthalmology.


Accreditation will be applied for when available, from the emerging Centre for Advancing Practice who plan to hold a register of all advanced clinical practitioners.

Information for international students

English language requirements:

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each other component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit our website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedSci
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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