BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging)


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Two entry routes:

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging) – Apprentice route Fees can be supported by Levy funding

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging) – Direct Entry route

Graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging) degree

Registration with the Academy of Healthcare Science


  • Blended learning course

  • 3 year course

  • Combination of online delivery and clinical skills placements

  • 24/7 access to resources

  • Weekly seminars

  • Block release - for practical skills training and assessment


Students can access the course full time or via an apprenticeship route.

The apprenticeship route provides the opportunity for employers to 'grow their own' talent by taking those already employed who are looking to take their existing knowledge and practical experiences to the next level.


For the apprenticeship virtual handbook, click the link: HERE

For information on each year, scroll down to the 'What will I study?' section.


Further information is available via the University of Gloucestershire website at:

LINK: Apprenticeship route

LINK: Direct Entry route

Or contact us directly via our Enquire Now form.


Professor Peter Scanlon

Clinical Lead, Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group

"I have for many years felt that there should be a recognised qualification in Ophthalmic Imaging but the original structure that had been set up for Healthcare Science qualifications involved working in a number of other departments which always seemed impractical. With the current more flexible approach by the National School this degree can focus on Ophthalmic Imaging and it is possible to attract apprenticeship levy funding for some students. I hope this will be an attractive prospect for those who wish to undertake a degree ‘on the job'."



A guide to studying Healthcare Science at University - with a focus on Ophthalmic Imaging

- On Demand Webinar provided by UniTasterDays in collaboration with University of Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group (GREG)

What will I study?

Year 1

- Clinical and Professional Practice 1 (15 CAT)
- Scientific and Technical Practice 1 (15 CAT)
- Work based Learning 1 (15 CAT)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (15 CAT)
- Cell and Molecular Biology (15 CAT)
- Healthcare Science in context (15 CAT )
- Introduction to Ophthalmic Imaging (15 CAT)
- Acquisition Optical Coherence Tomography Scans (15 CAT)


Year 2

- Clinical and Professional Practice 2 (15 CAT)
- Scientific and Technical Practice 2 (15 CAT)
- Work based Learning 2 (15 CAT)
- Interpreting and Analysing Data in Ophthalmic Science (15 CAT)
- Ophthalmic Imaging and Measurement (30 CAT)
- Anterior Segment (30 CAT)


Year 3 

- Clinical and Professional Practice 3 (15 CAT)
- Work based Learning 3 (15 CAT)
- Complex diagnostic Ophthalmic Testing (30 CAT)
- Ophthalmic Angiography (15 CAT)
- Advanced Ophthalmic investigations (15 CAT)
- Research: Project (30 CAT)