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Opthalmology BSc or BMedSci

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borisjohnsonshair Mon 20-May-13 10:35:48

Does anyone know anything about this subject please? DD is thinking of studying this at university, but is unsure whether a BSc or BMedSci is the best qualification to have.

I have googled but can't seem to find any definitive answer on this one. Thanks in advance for any advice.

boomting Mon 20-May-13 13:14:41

It won't make any difference if she gets a BSc or a BMedSci per se. However, the subject matter will matter - which is she more interested in? Is she sure she wants to specialise in eyes?

creamteas Mon 20-May-13 18:57:28

Usually the choice between BSc or BMedSci comes from the tradition at each university.

It says nothing about the content at all, and makes no difference to the outcome.

borisjohnsonshair Mon 20-May-13 20:41:47

Thanks very much for that. I just hadn't heard of the BMedSci (being an arty farty graduate) so wondered if it was worth having smile

creamteas Mon 20-May-13 21:17:18

Just reread your posts

Is your DD confusing Ophthalmology with Optometry?

As Ophthalmologists are qualified doctors who choose to specialise in eyes it could be either BMedSci or BSc Medicine. So to be an ophthalmologist you would be making a medicine application.

Optometry is direct entry and qualifies you as an optician.

barleysugar Mon 20-May-13 21:18:52

They are essentially the same qualification.

Cream teas is right though, it will be either Orthoptics or Optometry.

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