Ophthalmic Science

Admission requirements

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science requires:

  • medical degree; or
  • an undergraduate degree with first or second class honours; or
  • an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 12 months work or research experience.

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) requires:

  • a medical degree.

Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) requires:

  • an undergraduate degree with first or second class honours; or
  • an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 12 months work or research experience.

See the course Rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Science requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of core units of study.

The Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) and Master of Science in Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) require the successful completion of 48 credit points of core units of study.

Pattern of enrolment

Ophthalmic Science (part-time and full-time)

It is recommended that students enrol in units in the following order if studying part time. The same patterns apply whether commencing in Semester 1 or Semester 2:

Master's (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

   

OPSC5002 Ophthalmic Physiology

9

online

Semester 2

   

OPSC5005 Treatise

12

supervision

OPSC5004 Practical Ophthalmic Science (intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec each year)

9

block mode


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 Delivery mode
Semester 1    
OPSC5002
Ophthalmic Physiology
 9 online

Semester 2

   

OPSC5004
Practical Ophthalmic Science
(intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec each year)

 9 block mode

If studying full time, the following pattern is recommended:

Masters (full-time)

UoS code and name

Credit points

Delivery mode

Semester 1

   

OPSC5001 Ophthalmic Anatomy

9

online

OPSC5003 Ophthalmic Optics

9

online

Semester 2

   

OPSC5002 Ophthalmic Physiology

9

online

OPSC5005 Treatise

12

supervision

OPSC5004 Practical Ophthalmic Science (intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec each year)

9

block mode


Graduate Diploma (full-time)

UoS code and name

Credit points

Delivery mode

Semester 1

 

 

OPSC5001 Ophthalmic Anatomy

 9

online

OPSC5003 Ophthalmic Optics

 9

online

Semester 2

 

 

OPSC5002 Ophthalmic Physiology

 9

online

OPSC5004 Practical Ophthalmic Science (intensive block mode over 3 weeks – offered in Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec each year)

 9

block mode