Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This dual award program in optometry incorporates the 3-year Bachelor of Vision Science followed by a 2-year Master of Optometry. Students in the optometry program will work with a range of complex instruments and learn to use clinical judgement to treat patients in a variety of ways including prescription of contact lenses and spectacles, or provide advice on lighting and visual habits. The program will give students an excellent understanding of general and ocular pharmacology, and skills for therapeutic management of eye disease. The Optometry Clinic, located in QUT Health Clinics, will allow students to acquire and practice clinical skills under the supervision of registered optometrists. This experience is extended with opportunities to participate in activities that focus on prevention and treatment within the wider community. These activities will expose students to a variety of social and cultural groups, ages and conditions.

Structure

  • 3 year bachelor component
  • followed by 2 year masters component

Subjects

  • Optometry
  • Vision science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C) and Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Recognition

Graduates may apply to the Optometry Board of Australia for registration to practise as optometrists. Note: both degrees need to be completed before a graduate can apply for registration as an optometrist; there is no direct entry to the Master of Optometry course; all applicants enter the program through the Bachelor of Vision Science and progress to the masters course on successful completion of the bachelor course.

Study pathways

Students may be able to claim credit for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Kelvin Grove International: $127,400
  • OP: 5/91
No
  • Full-time : 5 years

Further information

Students require First Aid and CPR Certificate, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Diptheria, Tetanus vaccinations and blue card prior to commencing the placement components in this course. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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