13 February 2023

College’s Director of Education appointed to optometry benchmark review group

Professor Lizzy Ostler, the College’s Director of Education, has been appointed to The Quality Assurance Agency Advisory Group for the Optometry Subject Benchmark Statement (SBS).

Subject Benchmark Statements describe what graduates might reasonably be expected to know, do and understand at the end of their studies. They are written by subject specialists and provide general guidance and reference points for the design, delivery and review of academic programmes. The QAA facilitates this process. 

The upcoming review of the optometry SBS will reflect the changes in expectations of optometry degree programmes introduced by the GOC’s ETR, as well as the changing needs and nature of the profession.  

I am delighted to be able to contribute to this review, which will represent the sector consensus on what it means to be a newly qualified optometrist in the 2020’s
Professor Lizzy Ostler

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