This course is the first component of a five year dual degree program comprising a three year Bachelor of Vision Science, 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.
The profession of Optometry is undergoing expansion in its scope of practice as a result of legislative amendments occurring (or pending) in all states and territories to allow appropriately trained optometrists to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents in the practice of Optometry. This program increases graduates' depth of knowledge in the areas of general and ocular pharmacology, with training in the therapeutic management of eye disease.
QUT staff will provide every form of assistance possible, but it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and validity of your enrolment. Your Course Summary is the authoritative source on which units to complete and the order of progression required to get you to graduation.
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The Kelvin Grove campus is located only two kilometres north of Brisbane's city centre. The campus is well serviced by buses, including the free QUT shuttle bus, and is a 20 minute walk from the Roma St Transit Centre. A circuit bus is available to help students move around Kelvin Grove campus.