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Clinical Optometry


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Optometry combines the theoretical discipline of vision science with the clinical art of primary eye care. Vision science includes the optics of lenses and instruments, the physiology of the eye, the psychophysics of vision and the neuroscience of the brain. Optometry includes the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, the dispensing of spectacles and contact lenses, the management of people with special needs (children, low vision), sports vision and vision in the workplace. Graduates of this program will be able to register as an optometrist in Australia. The degree is also recognised in New Zealand and in most parts of Asia. Job opportunities in this field are excellent and are expected to remain excellent given the high visual demands in the modern computer-based workplace, and the aging population in Australia.

Upon completion of the Master of Clinical Optometry degree, students will be allowed to apply for registration with the Optometry Board leading to the practice of Optometry in Australia, New Zealand and most parts of Asia.

Campus

Kensington

Study Level

Postgraduate

Typical duration

2 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit

96

Award type

Masters (Coursework)

Award(s)

Master of Clinical Optometry - MClinOptom

CRICOS Code

093022B

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Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC as a standalone program.

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Pathways

Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information

STUDY LOAD

This is an intensive full-time program. Only in exceptional circumstances will students be allowed to enrol in a reduced program for a Stage.

 

Program Fees

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