Orthoptists are eyecare professionals who specialise in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision and eye disorders. In this course theory and knowledge of eye disease is integrated with orthoptic skills for competent investigation, diagnosis and management of patients. You will attend clinical placements within the clinical school network and other clinical settings where you will learn to further develop and refine your clinical skills and patient management strategies. Clinical education leading to entry-level competency is the focus of the final 18 months of the course, with opportunity for rural, interstate or international clinical placements. The course requires the completion of 240 credit points over two years of full-time study.
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