Specialist Certificate in Glaucoma and Retinal Disease
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.
International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.
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:
- Specialist Certificate in Anterior and Dry Eye Disorders
- Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients
- Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients
- Specialist Certificate in the Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders
- Specialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients.