Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Admission requirements


Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) requires:

  • a medical degree;
  • appropriate medical indemnity;
  • completion of the requirements of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and be eligible to undertake a subspecialty fellowship in the final year of accredited training; or
    be registered to practice ophthalmology in their state, territory or country.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery requires the
successful completion of 36 credit points of prescribed core units of study.

The Master of Cataract and Refractive Surgery requires the
successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 36 credit points of prescribed core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of research leading to a dissertation.

Sample Patterns of enrolment

Part time enrolment

It is recommended that students enrol in units in the following order if studying part time.

Master's degree (part time)
Year 1    
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Semester 1

   

OPSC5001
Ophthalmic Anatomy

 9  online
Semester 2    
OPSC5003
Ophthalmic Optics
 9  online
Year 2    
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode
Semester 1    
OPSC5018
Refractive Surgery 1
 6 online

Semester 2

   

OPSC5019
Refractive Surgery 2

 6 online

OPSC5020
Practical Refractive Surgery
(intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Nov/Dec)

 6 clinical experience
Year 3    
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode
Semester 1    
OPSC5023 and OPSC5024, or OPSC5025
Dissertation Refractive Surgery
 12 supervision
Graduate Diploma (part time)
Year 1    
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Semester 1

   

OPSC5001
Ophthalmic Anatomy

 9  online
Semester 2    
OPSC5003
Ophthalmic Optics
 9  online
Year 2  
UoS code and name Credit points
Semester 1  
OPSC5018
Refractive Surgery 1
 6

Semester 2

 

OPSC5019
Refractive Surgery 2

 6

OPSC5020
Practical Refractive Surgery
(intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Nov/Dec)

 6

Full time enrolment

If studying full time, the following pattern is recommended:

Master's degree (full time)
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Semester 1

   

OPSC5001
Ophthalmic Anatomy

 9 online
OPSC5003
Ophthalmic Optics
 9 online
OPSC5018
Refractive Surgery 1
 6 online
Semester 2    
OPSC5019
Refractive Surgery 2
 6 online
OPSC5020
Practical Refractive Surgery
(intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Nov/Dec)
 6 clinical experience
OPSC5023 and OPSC5024, or OPSC5025
Dissertation Refractive Surgery
 12 supervision
Graduate Diploma (full time)
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Semester 1

   

OPSC5001
Ophthalmic Anatomy

 9 online
OPSC5018
Refractive Surgery 1
 6 online
Semester 2    
OPSC5003
Ophthalmic Optics
 9 online
OPSC5019
Refractive Surgery 2
 6 online
OPSC5020
Practical Refractive Surgery
(intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Nov/Dec)
 6 clinical experience