The Master of Clinical Optometry is designed for students who wish to have a career as an optometrist. The degree is preceded by a Bachelor of Vision Science – students who have completed the Bachelor of Science or Advanced Science with a Vision Science major will be ineligible for admission into the Master of Clinical Optometry. Progression into the Master of Clinical Optometry will be a competitive process that is based on academic performance. To be considered for entry into the Master of Clinical Optometry, students must maintain at least an overall CREDIT average (65% WAM) in the Bachelor of Vision Science.
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.
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.
- Masters Degree (Coursework)