Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Course structure

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.

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

Sample patterns of enrolment

Part time enrolment

It is recommended that students enrol in units in the following order if studying part time. For students undertaking work a part time enrolment pattern is strongly recommended.

Master's degree (part time)

Unit of study

Credit points

Delivery mode

Year 1

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

OPSC5001 Ophthalmic Anatomy

 9

 online

Semester 2

 

 

OPSC5003 Ophthalmic Optics

 9

 online

Year 2

 

 

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


Graduate Diploma (part time)

Unit of study

Credit points

Delivery mode

Year 1

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

OPSC5001 Ophthalmic Anatomy

 9

 online

Semester 2

 

 

OPSC5003 Ophthalmic Optics

 9

 online

Year 2

 

 

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)

Unit of study

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
OPSC5020Practical 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)

Unit of study

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