SLP in Ocular Therapeutics for Optometrists

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Optometry
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: SLP in Ocular Therapeutics for Optometrists
Programme Code: S9OTOO

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 0

Senate Approval: S342/2021(3)

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 31 December 2024

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: 011 559-6235 or 011 559-6075

Duration of Study: 

Programme Fees


The purpose of this SLP is to empower already qualified optometrists with the additional knowledge, skills and insights required to manage selected ocular pathologies and to prescribe or administer approved schedule 2, 3 and 4 medicines for the treatment of ocular conditions in the course of optometric practice as per the promulgated scope of practice relating to Ocular Therapeutics. Foundational knowledge for these enhanced skills is already embedded within the diagnostic skills of the optometrist.

Admission Requirements

To apply and register for this SLP applicants must have: (a) Completed an Optometry Qualification which included ocular diagnostics in the curriculum as approved by the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (PBODO) or have completed a postgraduate ocular diagnostic course as accredited by the PBODO and; (b) Have current registration with the HPCSA as a practicing Optometrist with ocular diagnostics

More Information

Please use the following application Specific Token when applying:  HSCSLP1
Extended BSc in Life and Environmental Sciences (Zoology and Chemistry)

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