Cataract - Next intake 2022

This course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the lens with an overview of normal lens development and developmental defects. It will examine the pathophysiology of the development and management of cataracts in the hospital eye service and shared care community service. It is blended learning course; 85% online supplemented wth face to face learning that will provide you with an in-depth understanding of cataract. 

Entry requirements

  • Possess a minimum of a BSc(Hons) on Optometry or equivalent
  • Possess relevant professional body registration

* Please note this course will only run if we have sufficient number of students.

Who will teach the Programme?

This programme will be taught by Moorfields ophthalmologists and optometrists who are leaders in this field.

There are two components to the course:

  • Blended Learning teaching
  • Assessment

 Blended Learning Teaching

The course will be delivered via blended learning; there will be an online and a face to face component.

The online component will be made available to students three months before the face to face component. It is expected that students will have a thorough knowledge of the material through self study before attending the face to face days. Students will be expected to input 8 hours a week on average for the duration of the online component. There will be assignments and activities that will need to be completed as part of study. There will be online forums so that students can discuss aspects of the course with each other.

Students will then attend a one day face to face component which will consist of tutorials, case discussion and critical thinking exercises and assessments. There will be little ‘teaching’ – this will mainly be covered during the online component.

There will be time allocated at the end of the face to face day for questions that may have arisen during both components.


  • There will then be an assessment approximately six weeks after the face to face component.
  • Upon successful completion of the assessment, students will be able to bank credits towards a UCL postgraduate award.
  • CET points will be awarded following successful completion of the programme.

It is anticipated that it will take approximately 4 months to complete this course.

If you wish to apply for this course please contact for an application form.

Start Date 2022 (Exact date TBC)
Duration Approximately 6 Months

Benefits of attending

Course fees