Dr. M. Hennely (University of London)
Master Optometry University of London
The MSc in Clinical Optometry at City, University of London
The MSc in Clinical Optometry at City, University of London enables optometrists to continue development and accumulation of knowledge and expertise relating to ocular healthcare and vision science during their professional careers.
The programme has an international reputation for quality and is at the forefront of continuing education in clinical optometry. As a result, optometrists acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge from leading UK experts in a dynamic learning environment.
The MSc in Clinical Optometry will help optometrists:
- Gain up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of fields, particularly in primary care optometry
- Study through a flexible, taught postgraduate modular-based programme, delivered on an intensive three-day modular programme design
- Understand 'shared-care' or 'co-management' of patients with other medical disciplines and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics
- Develop your clinical and theoretical knowledge, making extensive use of expert practitioners
- Develop and accumulate your knowledge and expertise relating to ocular health care and vision science during your professional careers
- Contribute to the development of your profession
- Become a reflective practitioner
- Practise safely by affirming an appropriate level of competence, a level of self-awareness that encourages recognition of your own limits and the knowledge to meet likely future developments in optometric practice.
Dr. Hennelly is the Programme Director for the MSc in Clinical Optometry, the first programme of its kind in the UK. Following a degree in Ophthalmic Optics at University of Wales, Dr. Hennelly completed her pre-registration year at the Visual Assessment Department at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Upon completion of her Doctoral Thesis, entitled 'The light scattering characteristics of the normal and contact lens wearing eye', Dr. Hennelly was asked to join the staff at the Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences. Since this time, she has run over 140 three-day modules, developed 15 MSc courses in addition to organising and editing four distance learning courses and co-ordinated and edited over 150 CET articles. She has been instrumental in devising the prescribing programme and in securing GOC and College of Optometrists’ professional accreditation.
Dr. Hennelly will be outlining ‘The City, University of London, MSc in Clinical Optometry – progressing the scope of practice’. The lecture will detail the structure and content of the programme and how optometrists are best placed to diagnose and manage eye disease following relevant training.