Taught course

Vision and Strabismus

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Health

Entry requirements

Orthoptists, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Ophthalmic nurses with postgraduate qualifications, and Dispensing Opticians, are welcome to apply.

Minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in orthoptics or another eye care-related degree. We may also accept other relevant eye care qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a specialist in treating patients with vision and ocular motility issues. This is the only vision and strabismus course for eye care practitioners that is taught entirely online.

Course description

Lead academic: Dr Charlotte Codina

This course is designed for orthoptists and other eye care professionals to advance their clinical knowledge and understanding in the specialist area of vision and strabismus. It is the only course on these topics that is taught entirely online, so you can fit your studies around your other commitments.

Our flexible course structure means you can select modules, to focus on the topics that interest you most, or that are most relevant to your clinical practice. MMedSci students can develop a detailed understanding of comitant and incomitant strabismus, examine diseases which affect ocular motility, study visual processing in detail or learn about the effects of stroke. There are also modules that cover research methods, assessing and managing low-vision children and adults, and the prescription and non-prescription medicines that orthoptists can use.

The programme is led by practising orthoptists and eyecare experts. You can work with them on an independent research project, either by collecting and analysing your own data, or exploring the latest findings on a specific topic.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

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

For entry requirements for international students please visit, https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Charlotte Codina
+44 (0)114 215 9042