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University of Liverpool

Orthoptics

UCAS Code: B520

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

GCE A2 Level at BBB from three A2 levels (or two A2 Levels and two AS Levels, however higher grades may be required). Biology at A level must be offered. Higher grades may be required from resit students. Applied Science A2 Level must be accompanied by another Science A-Level, not Applied. 5 GCSE subjects at grade A*-C. Subjects to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science. Science Dual Award is acceptable Applied GCSEs will not be considered. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.

We consider Access Courses to be suitable for adult learners who should generally have been out of education for at least 3 years and have had no access to higher education. We do not consider Access Courses to be appropriate for students who have failed to achieve the necessary A2 Level grades. Access courses via distance learning are not acceptable for entry on to this programme. For details of full Access Course requirements please download Access Course requirements for Orthoptics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

30 points to include 3 Higher Level subjects at minimum of Grade 5. Biology must be offered at a minimum of Grade 6.

Junior Certificate: 6 subjects at Grade B or above, to include Science, Mathematics and English Language. and Leaving Certificate: 6 subjects at H3 to include Biology, Physics or Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D*

The BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care will be considered at grade D*D*D* in addition to 5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science. The BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science will be considered at D*D*D* with an AS in Biology at grade B in addition to 5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science.

A minimum of 5Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Consideration will only be given to advanced highers in different subjects to those of highers. All grades offered must be at least B. Higher grades may be required from students resitting.

A minimum of 5Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Consideration will only be given to advanced highers in different subjects to those of highers. All grades offered must be at least B. Higher grades may be required from students resitting.

UCAS Tariff

120

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

56%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Orthoptics

The Orthoptics programme aims to develop your knowledge of how the vision system works, binocular vision involving how the eyes work together, and eye movement systems including the importance of assessing ocular motility. In addition, you will focus on the fundamentals of the nervous system, neuro-anatomy and physiology, and where it relates to the practice of Orthoptics.

This background knowledge will enable a graduate orthoptist to perform as a competent and reflective practitioner and be a valuable member of the eye care team.

The Orthoptic programme will equip a graduate with the skills to diagnose and manage conditions which may present in a range of patients from newborns to the elderly, eg strabismus (eye misalignments), amblyopia (sometimes called lazy eye), traumatic injuries, tumours, head injuries, diabetes and strokes.

Throughout the three years, three themes provide the framework for student studies, in all cases linking theoretical knowledge to clinical conditions.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

92%
high
Orthoptics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Ophthalmics

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
375

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Ophthalmics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Therapy professionals
3%
Health associate professionals
3%
Sports and fitness occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Subjects allied to medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

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£25k

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£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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