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 ageing 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.
Graduates of the dual award Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry will have specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice and research in Optometry and Vision Science and further learning.
In your first year, you will cover foundation sciences including chemistry, mathematics and biology.
This program consists of a three-year Bachelor of Vision Science and a two-year Master of Clinical Optometry.
The first year courses are:
- BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes
- CHEM1011 Chemistry 1A
- CHEM1829 Biological Chemistry for Optometry Students
- VISN1101 Seeing the World: Perspectives from Vision Science
- VISN1111 Geometrical and Physical Optics
- VISN1221 Visual Optics
- MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences / MATH1131 Mathematics 1A / MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A
- PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics / PHYS1121 Physics 1A / PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A
The full list of courses required for this degree are listed on the program page for 3182 Bachelor of Vision Science/Optometry in the Online Handbook.
If you still have questions about your Vision Science/Clinical Optometry degree after reading the Online Handbook, please contact the School of Optometry and Vision Science.
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