Specialist Certificate in Glaucoma and Retinal Disease

    Course overview

    • 6 months part time
    • Online
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March


    This Specialist Certificate is a part-time course for established optometrists seeking to continue their professional development and develop a specialisation in glaucoma and retinal disease.

    Offered by the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences in the School of Health Sciences, this course covers the most current theories on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of ocular disease affecting the back of the eye, including a critical examination of how the state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging tools can be incorporated into clinical practice.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is designed for already-qualified optometrists looking to advance their existing skills and knowledge. This course does not carry professional accreditation and is not a pathway to professional registration as an optometrist.

    You will also gain accredited continuing professional development (CPD) points as you study and work towards the Masters qualification*.

    *CPD points are relevant to practitioners based in Australia or New Zealand. Suitably qualified overseas candidates are also welcome to apply.

    This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. This course is available to all other international students to study wholly online.


    This Specialist Certificate provides 25 credit points towards the Master of Clinical Optometry, the University of Melbourne’s premier course for established optometrists.

    Other components of the Master of Clinical Optometry can be undertaken separately as Specialist Certificates: