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GPCert and PgC Awards

Ophthalmology

Clinical programme (one/two year options)

This two year programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of the anatomy, development and physiology of the eye and will cover the full spectrum of ocular diseases seen in the domestic species. The principles of inherited ocular disease, ocular pharmacology and therapeutics, ocular pathology and ocular surgery will be discussed.

The programme includes fourteen modules. In addition a dedicated Programme Tutor will provide support throughout the entire programme ensuring you are well placed for your examination.

Your learning options:

  1. Extend your knowledge and skills in a specific area, by choosing a single or paired module of your interest.
  2. Complete the one-year programme (all modules) and achieve the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) and attain 40 academic credits at Masters Level 7.
  3. Continue on to a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) that combines the GPCert clinical studies with reflective practice (the Advanced Practitioner Module is 20 academic credits at Masters Level 7.) The PgC is 60 academic credits.
  4. After completing your Postgraduate Certificate, you can apply for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status. This is subject to meeting all of the other entry requirements set out by RCVS in the Applicant Guidance Notes.
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