The Master of Optometry (MOptom) is a coursework postgraduate program, with a comprehensive range of courses intended to appeal to new and established practitioners. Many of the courses have been designed using a variety of teaching methods. It is a specific aim of the School to provide further education for optometrists in country areas and states that are physically remote from an Optometry School. To this end, some courses are offered in a multi-modal format. It is the School's intention to offer more courses in these modes in the future. In this way, we intend to make them accessible to practising optometrists who wish to obtain further qualifications, as well as those who would like an update on specific topics as part of continuing professional education. Candidates may enrol in a full postgraduate coursework program or individual courses for professional continuing education purposes.
The MOptom is offered on a full-time or part-time basis and consist mainly of coursework with a compulsory research component. There are two compulsory course and pre-requisites, co-requisites and exclusions may apply. The MOptom can be completed in one and a half years of full-time study, or in two or more* years of part-time study#.
#International students are required to maintain full-time enrolment to satisfy visa requirements.
Applicants may apply for this program by clicking here https://apply.unsw.edu.au. The program code for the Master of Optometry is 8073.
In addition, courses may be taken individually as non-award and may be later incorporated into a program (providing they make up no more than half). In this way, study may be carried out in smaller commitments over a longer period of time*.
*There is a maximum time limit - contact the Postgraduate Administrator for details.
The School offers the following courses for the MOptom and for continuing education.
It is important to note that not all courses will be offered each year. Courses only run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers. The School reserves the right to cancel courses because of insufficient enrolments.
Note: The Master of Optometry is designed to provide further training including clinical training to established optometrists. It is not appropriate for people wanting to train for registration to practice as an optometrist in Australia.
|OPTM7302||Evidence Based Optometry*|
|OPTM7301||Advanced Clinical Optometry|
|OPTM7104||Advanced Contact Lens Studies 1|
|OPTM7205||Specialty Contact Lens Studies|
|OPTM7103||Behavioural Optometry 1|
|OPTM7203||Behavioural Optometry 2|
OPTM7308 or OPTM7108
|Research Project (12 mth) or Research Skills in Optometry (6 mth)|
|OPTM7511||Advance Diagnosis and management of Ocular Disease 1|
|OPTM7006||Eye Care Program Management|
|OPTM7001||Introduction to Community Eye Health|
|OPTM7003||Epidemiology of Blinding Eye Diseases|
|OPTM7444||Business Skills in Optometry|
|OPTM7007||Community Eye Health Research Project|