Vision Science

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Foreign:$ 34.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
StudyQA ranking:670

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Vision Science is the study of the sensory processes that underlie vision, and the development and use of vision-related technologies. This broad discipline degree provides comprehensive knowledge and direct training in areas relevant to a career in Vision Science, such as: Optics, anatomy and functioning of the eye, eye disorders, clinical optometry, ocular therapy, sensation and perception, psychophysics, and research design, methods and experimentation.
This degree is designed to develop scientists who can work with ophthalmic industries in the development of new technologies, diagnostic instruments, and patient care options, as well as develop persons who can liaise with ophthalmic practitioners dealing with the patient directly.

Stage 1

Semester 1

  • BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes (6 UOC)
  • MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences (6 UOC) or MATH1131 Mathematics 1A (6 UOC)* or MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A (6 UOC)*
  • VISN1111 Geometrical and Physical Optics (6 UOC)
  • CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules and Energy (6 UOC)

* MATH1011 can be taken with permission of the program authority.

Semester 2

  • CHEM1829 Biological Chemistry for Optometry Students (6 UOC)
  • VISN1101 Seeing the world: Perspectives from Vision Science (6 UOC)
  • VISN1221 Visual Optics (6 UOC)
  • PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics (6 UOC) or PHYS1121 Physics 1A (6 UOC) orPHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A (6 UOC)

Stage 2

Semester 1

  • ANAT2111 Introductory Anatomy (6 UOC)
  • OPTM2133 The Clinical Environment (6 UOC)
  • PHSL2101 Physiology 1A (6 UOC)
  • VISN2111 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology (6 UOC)

Semester 2

  • OPTM2233 Optical Dispensing (6 UOC)
  • PHSL2201 Physiology 1B (6 UOC)
  • VISN2211 Function of the Visual System (6 UOC)
  • General Education (6 UOC)

Stage 3

Semester 1

  • OPTM3105 Disease Processes of the Eye 1 (6 UOC)
  • OPTM3133 Science in the Consulting Room (6 UOC)
  • VISN3111 Aging of the Visual System (6 UOC)
  • General Education (6 UOC)

Semester 2

  • OPTM3201 Applied Vision Science (6 UOC)
  • OPTM3205 Disease Processes of the Eye 2 (6 UOC)
  • OPTM3233 Working in Clinical Contexts (6 UOC)
  • PHAR3306 Pharmacology for Optometry (6 UOC)
  • High school degree
  • IELTS Academic version only 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min.23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test  (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE)
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