This course will only be available for continuing students. Prospective students wishing to study orthoptics should apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Orthoptics. The first year of the course is an interdisciplinary common year shared with students across health sciences courses. The focus of this year is on basic human anatomy and physiology, factors influencing health and developing an understanding of the roles of health professionals in the health and welfare sectors. The second year provides background study in neurosciences, pathology and pharmacology, as well as an in-depth understanding of the visual system and the eye. The basic principles of ocular pathology and orthoptic theory and practice are introduced. During the third year of the course, students will further develop their knowledge and skills in orthoptics, ophthalmology and vision rehabilitation.
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