This course prepares you with the skills you will need to provide vital optometry services to the community. It will also give you the necessary training to perform valuable research into eye diseases and conditions that cause blindness, and to identify, diagnose and treat a variety of eye problems.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, however we strongly recommend you have completed chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics subjects.
Clinical placements: Optometry students receive most of their training through clinical placements.
Most placements are within private practices located in metropolitan, regional and remote areas as most optometrists in Australia are private practitioners.
Students undertake a series of six week placements in various settings. This is to expose students to different styles of practice and patient needs.
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Note: Placement providers may have additional requirements to be met prior to completing clinical placement at their facility, for example immunisations and criminal history checks. You must successfully complete the Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science) in order to enter the Master of Optometry. If you do not complete the Bachelor component of this degree, entry to the Masters program will not be granted.