Science

Vision Science/Clinical Optometry

99.00Guaranteed Entry Score 2018
98.00 ATAR 2017
5.0YEARS
KENSINGTON
MAP
INTAKE S1
ATTENDANCE FT
MODE Campus

The only undergraduate Optometry program in Sydney, with a strong foundation in 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. 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.

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.

98.00 is a projected ATAR cut-off as the UMAT selection criteria has been removed from this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics (not General), Chemistry, Physics and Advanced English.

Program Code: 

3182

UAC Code: 

429750

CRICOS Code: 

092960A

Award Level: 

  • Masters Degree (Coursework)

Award: 

Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Clinical Optometry

Minimum Units Of Credit for Award: 

240

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