Doctor of Optometry

University of Melbourne

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Masters Degree
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Optometry is the occupation of measuring eyesight, prescribing corrective lenses, and detecting and managing eye disease. It is a professional allied health discipline based on the optical, visual, and biomedical sciences. An optometrist's role is to solve their patients' visual problems.

The Doctor of Optometry is a 4-year full-time program that offers intensive training in the clinical discipline of optometry. The course covers the basic and applied optical, visual, and biomedical sciences that underpin optometry, and delivers a comprehensive clinical training that commences in the first year of the study. During the course, students will have the opportunity to undertake a research project, in an area relevant to the discipline, and will be given the opportunity to undertake clinical training at metropolitan, rural and overseas sites as part of their final year of study.

Clinical studies commence in first year and gradually increase to full-time in the final year. The course is of four years duration and consists of a combination...

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Additional Information

Completion of the Doctor of Optometry satisfies the legislative requirements that permit students to register as optometrists in all states and ter...

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