Fresh courses in contact lenses, sensory neuroscience, myopia control, community eye health, public health, and business studies are now available for optometrists to undertake through the University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science (UNSW SOVS).
The Master of Optometry (MOptom 8073) has been updated to include courses that broaden and develop expertise in areas including contact lenses, sensory neuroscience, myopia control, community eye health, public health, and business studies. Designed for flexibility and remote learning, a variety of teaching methods will appeal to new and established practitioners with an undergraduate degree or equivalent in optometry.
UNSW SOVS has partnered with the School of Population Health to provide courses including, but not limited to, Foundations in Public Health & Health Care Systems, Foundations of Epidemiology and Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care Services in the Community.
Additionally, SOVS has formed an alliance with the UNSW Business School to offer marketing and management courses within the MOptom program that include Managing and Leading People, Marketing Communication and Promotion, and Entrepreneurship and New Venture management.
Shorter programs available include the Graduate Certificate in Optometry which takes two terms to complete, as opposed to 1.5 years; the Graduate Certificate in Myopia Management, the Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics; and a new one-year Graduate Diploma in Orientation and Mobility, offering insight into supporting people who are blind or have low vision.