The Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics offers specialised training in ocular therapeutics, such that suitably qualified and registered optometrists in NSW will be able to prescribe certain ocular therapeutic agents for the benefit of their patients. This program has been developed to address the required Competency Standards for Ocular Therapeutics as developed by the Board of Optometrical Registration of NSW in conjunction with the University of New South Wales and recognised by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
Be able to recognise and meet the competency standards for Ocular Therapeutics as outlined by the Board of Optometrical Registration of NSW.
Demonstrate disciplinary knowledge in Ocular Therapeutics and how prescribed therapeutic-agents can be used for the benefit of patients.
Have developed communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills through an effective and enriched learning environment that is evidenced based.
Have developed knowledge and skills in the use of specialised optometric technologies and methodologies
Have gained appropriate training and experience in effective communication to a range of audiences including one-on-one interactions with patients and to a group
The program consists of two compulsory courses listed below. There is no elective course to be taken for this program. A total of 24 UOC (in 2 Sessions) is required for this Graduate award.
OPTM7117 Ocular Therapy 2 (12 UOC)
OPTM7213 Ocular Therapy (12 UOC)
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