Opis tego kierunku w języku polskim znajdziesz tu>>
Train as a dispensing optician who works with children and adults to improve their vision. Our Ophthalmic Dispensing degree is accredited by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. Study full-time in Cambridge and learn to dispense, fit and supply spectacles – and how to run a successful practice.
Studying in a small group, you’ll cover the anatomy of the eye and how vision and lenses work. You’ll learn how to assess and manage low vision, and about eye exams. You’ll explore how to manage a practice, enhancing your communication skills and professional conduct.
As you progress your learning will become more practically based and you’ll gain hands-on experience. We’ll encourage you to find work experience in your second year which can then be carried over into your third year where your work experience, if appropriately supervised, can be used as part of your pre-qualification portfolio for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). On successful completion of your studies, you will gain exemption from the ABDO theoretical examinations.
Throughout the course you’ll use industry-standard equipment in our dedicated dispensing laboratory and eye clinic.
You’ll also have the guidance and support of tutors who are active researchers in this field. Liam Kite, Course Leader and Admissions Tutor, was named Lecturer of the Year at the Association of Optometrists’ annual awards ceremony.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
When you graduate you can apply for jobs as a pre-registration dispensing optician. The preregistration period prepares you for your ABDO final practical examinations to enter onto the General Optical Council Register.
Once registered you can apply for jobs as a dispensing optician or a managing dispensing optician, and you can also specialise in the fields of contact lenses or low vision. By choosing to do further studies you may also train as an orthoptist or an optometrist.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
Introduction to Ophthalmic Dispensing with Mathematics
Introduction to Practice Management with Communication Skills
Introduction to Ophthalmic Lenses
Study Skills for Dispensing Opticians
Optics of the Eye
Year two, core modules
Further Ophthalmic Lenses
Human and Ocular Anatomy
Communication Skills in the Optical Sector
Refractive Management and Methods of Ocular Examination
Introduction to Contact Lens Practice
Low-Vision Management and Assessment
Year three, core modules
Advanced Ophthalmic Lenses
Final Practical Dispensing
Practice Management with Ocular Pathology
Vocational, Recreational and Paediatric Dispensing
Undergraduate Major Project
Throughout the course, we’ll use a variety of methods to assess your progress. Besides practical, written and multiple-choice exams, we’ll use assignments, logbooks, lab reports, formal reports, case studies, presentations and class-based tests.
Where you’ll study
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.