Master of Optometry Program By Queensland University of Technology (QUT) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    213
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
This Master of Optometry course is the second component of a five year dual degree program, comprising a three year Bachelor of Vision Science (OP45), followed by a two year Master of Optometry (OP85). Both degrees need to be completed before a graduate can apply for registration as an optometrist since there is no direct entry to the OP85 course. All applicants enter the program through the OP45 Bachelor of Vision Science and progress to the OP85 course on successful completion of the OP45 course. The five-year program increases graduates' depth of knowledge in the areas of general and ocular pharmacology, with training in the therapeutic management of eye disease. The dual degree program Bachelor of Vision Science/ Master of Optometry meets the requirements for accreditation by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. Graduates of the program meet the requirements for registration by the Optometry Board of Australia.

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s leading universities with a truly global outlook and focus on providing students with practical, relevant skills they can apply in the real world.

QUT offers hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate study options that include extensive research programs. Our leading academics, state-of the-art-teaching facilities and a focussed approach to learning delivers real-world outcomes for students and graduates.

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