Sonia Bostjancic has been recognised as the 2017 Outstanding Graduate in the Australian College of Optometry’s Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (ACO-COT).
The ACO celebrated the achievements of Ms. Bostjancic and all the ocular therapeutics graduates of 2017, with a ceremony held in May at the Amies Theatre at the ACO head clinic in Carlton.
Graduates and their families, from across Australia and New Zealand, attended the ceremony, which also acknowledged the achievements of graduates from over three intakes in April 2015, Sept 2015 and April 2016.
The objective of the ACO Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics is to ensure that graduates in Australia are suitably trained to prescribe or administer approved Schedule two, three and four medicines for the treatment of ocular conditions in the course of optometric practice.
The ACO celebrated the achievements of Ms. Bostjancic and all the ocular therapeutics graduates of 2017
Additionally the course aims to ensure that graduates practising in New Zealand are suitably qualified to prescribe or administer medicines for the treatment of ocular conditions in the course of optometric practice within their approved scope of practice.
Maureen O’Keefe chief executive officer of the College, Associate Professor Ian Gutteridge, ACO COT Curriculum Committee Chair and Marcel Mihulka, the ACO Director of Education, commended the work and presented certificates to the graduates.
Registrations for the ACO-COT 2018 are now closed. Details of the 2019 intake will be posted on the ACO website.