University of Canberra

Bachelor of Vision Science

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This course will develop students' foundation knowledge and skills in the biomedical sciences with a specific focus on optical and vision sciences. Students will also broaden their skills in business and management related areas should they choose to explore private practice. The course provides students with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental sciences underpinning health, optical and vision sciences; perform common optical and visual diagnostic assessments; demonstrate a strong understanding of the dysfunctions and diseases of the eye; demonstrate an awareness of the inter-disciplinary nature of health practitioners and health professions; and demonstrate awareness of and respect for individual human rights and cultural and social diversity.


72 credit points.


  • Subjects include: Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues, Professional Practice in Health
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Small Business Management
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ophthalmic Optics
  • Assessment of Vision
  • Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology
  • Functional and Developmental Disorders of Vision
  • Diseases of the Eye
  • Pharmacology for Health Professionals
  • Integrated Eye Care and Ocular Therapeutics
  • Assessment of Ocular Health
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Clinical Optics and Dispensing
  • Professional Practice in Optometry
  • Introduction to Management
  • Understanding People and Behaviour
  • Professional Orientation (Health).

Standard entry requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by a year 12 ATAR, other Australian qualification, work experience, or an overseas qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $105,000
  • ATAR: 85

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