Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry Deakin University

3.0 out of 5 from 1 review
Ranked #7 in our University Rankings
Masters Degree
Geelong
3.5 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

In this specialised combined degree, you will learn about visual health issues and their impact on communities. You will investigate the structure and function of the visual system, gain skills in clinical assessment, and gain an understanding of management approaches, and ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice. The course will train you in the detection, treatment, and management of eye and vision disorders, and you will graduate with a recognised qualification in optometry.

Optometrists are primary eye care practitioners who are involved in assessing the health and function of the eyes and visual system and the diagnosis and management of a wide range of ocular conditions. Deakin’s combined Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry aims to provide you with the discipline-specific knowledge required to practise as an optometrist throughout Australia and New Zealand.

As you learn about visual health issues and their local and international impact, emphasis is placed on the underlying social and environmental factors that contribute to the health gap between these regional communities and well-served urban population centres.

Clinical placements are an integral part of the program. You will undertake a variety of short-term industry placements and spend the final six months of the course as a ‘student resident’ in one of a range of clinical optometric and medical settings. These extensive rotations take place in both metropolitan and regional or rural settings, and will enable you to consolidate your knowledge and skills in supported environments under the supervision of qualified optometrists.

As a graduate of this course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and to Medicare as a service provider. Related careers include ophthalmic practice business owner, spectacle retailer, not-for-profit campaigner, and visual simulator designer.
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Optometrists are primary eye care practitioners who are involved in assessing the health and function of the eyes and visual system and the diagnosis and...

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Additional Information

Clinical placements are an integral part of the program. You will undertake a variety of short-term industry placements and spend the final six mon...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry Deakin University based on 1 review
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Student Reviews

March 2018
Year completed 2020

Positive - great job prospects. lots of clinical education and training. Deakin University's Optometry building is fully equipped with state of the art equipment and highly advanced technology. In this course we get a lot of placement experience and clinical training. Accelerated course, so completed in 3.5 years instead of 5...

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