The Graduate Certificate in Optometry will increase your clinical experience and understanding of a range of optometry and vision science-related topics.
You can select from subjects including advanced ocular disease, myopia management, community eye care and public health, as well as ocular medications. This Graduate Certificate has been developed for both new and seasoned optometry professionals with a degree.
After completing this course, you'll be equipped to use your knowledge and skills to meet the growing demands of this area of healthcare. The course paves the way for future progress in clinical practice for professionals and offers doors for research opportunities. The degree does not provide the clinical training necessary for registration to practice optometry in Australia.
What you will study
Program Structure: Students must finish 24 UOC when studying as a stand-alone program.
Core Course - 6 Units of Credit
Prescribed Electives - 18 Units of Credit
To give graduates the skills and experience they need to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including one-on-one patient interactions and group settings.
To provide students with a viewpoint on contemporary issues that are crucial to optometry research and practice on a global scale.
To design a learning environment that is effective, comprehensive, grounded in research, and suitable for enhancing students' communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
To impart advanced disciplinary knowledge that is both theoretical and practical in a range of contemporary subjects that are crucial to the practice of optometry.
To teach students how to apply cutting-edge optometric methods and technologies.
To promote critical thinking, independent inquiry, and lifelong learning, it is necessary to provide instruction in evidence-based methodologies.
In the discipline of optometry, one can work as an occupational or industrial safety program manager, consultant for the eye care industry, postsecondary teacher, or researcher at an optometry institution. Optometrists can choose to start their own private practices and run their own businesses.
The minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor's degree in optometry at AQF level 7 with a credit average. Considering their success in undergraduate optometry courses, the Postgraduate Coordinator may, at their discretion, consider individuals with averages between 50 and 65 for admission.
If you successfully complete the program's requirements with a credit average, you can seek to get into the Master of Optometry with credit for all courses attended.
English Language Requirements
In order to study at UNSW, you may be required to provide proof of English proficiency, depending on your educational history and citizenship. UNSW demands a minimum level of English language competency for enrolment since English language skills are crucial for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments, and exams.
It will be mentioned in your application if proof of English proficiency is necessary. You can do so by demonstrating that you meet at least one of the following requirements:
English language examinations and universities English courses
Prior English language schooling is also a requirement.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available for this degree.
2022 Indicative CSP First Year Fee - $4,010
2022 Indicative CSP Fee to Complete Degree - $4,010
Full fees refer to the cost of a degree for students who do not secure a CSP slot.
2022 Indicative First Year Full Fee - $17,365
2022 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree - $17,365
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