This course empowers participants to serve as ophthalmic assistants, offering patient care, customer service and administrative support. It will also equip learners with the skills to play a crucial role in aiding the broader ophthalmology team with various daily clinical tasks.

Programme Modules

  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Retail Selling
  • Reception and Frontline Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • IPU Medicines Counter Assistant Certificate

Course Duration

This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.

Entry Requirements

A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Entry is subject to interview.


There are no fees to study this course.

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