Aston university- Optometry lectures

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(Original post by Student8965)
The foundation programme is for a range of routes such as bio med, pharmacy optom etc. Each route has specific module requirements. There are 4 core modules everyone must do and 4 “optional” modules. I say “optional” because each route requires certain modules.
For Optometry:
1) senses and perception/
Most related to Optometry, about the eyes, ears, balance
2) human anatomy and physiology/
Mainly biology, how the lungs work, digestion etc
3) professional skills/ mainly employment/ communication skills
4)Psychology/ infant behaviour, child development
5) Maths/ alevel maths, algebra etc
6) physics, light, refractions etc
7) identities and inequality, sociology
8) biology, a level biology
I genuinely enjoyed the modules I did, definitely feel prepared.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have questions about specifics.
What kind of topic are in the maths module? Is there stuff like integration by parts and substitution? How hard does the year get? I'm only asking this because maths was my weakest subject and I don't want to fail this foundation year when I go.
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Did you have to do a foundation year? Those grades are pretty good I’ve seen people get into aston with BBC
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Hey what was the difficulty of the maths in the foundation year?
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(Original post by Student8965)
Hi, thank you! The grades were good but I didnt have 2 solid sciences. I studied psychology biology and sociology. So in order to progress to Optometry I had to choose the foundation route, however I am glad I did it, it gives you a chance to get used to uni life and the grading/assessment system.
Did you originally want to to optometry?

Also, what did you write your personal statement on in year 12? Id like to do optometry and am just about to start year 12, I don't have 2 solid sciences though, only biology.
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Hey anyone starting optometry this September
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Are the exams and modules extremely hard or is it relatively easy to progress into the degree it can take u into . I’m planning on doing a foundation year at Aston then audiology after I hopefully! pass
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