Doctor of Optometry University of Melbourne

4.0 out of 5 from 1 review
Ranked #25 in our University Rankings
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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Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: Very practical and hands on from the get go, learn very specific skills that we will take with us into professional practice, well organised and structured

Negatives: Some subjects not coordinated as well as they could be, a few practical demonstrators aren't very good

My advice to future students is: It is a...

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