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Certificate

Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients

    Course overview

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

    Overview

    Please note there will be no intakes for the Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients in 2021.

    This Specialist Certificate is a part-time course for established optometrists seeking to continue their professional development and extend their capabilities in contact lens practice.

    Offered by the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences in the School of Health Sciences, this is an entirely online course covering key areas in contact lens management, including clinical grading scales, advanced contact lens fitting techniques, issues of microbiology and infection, and the impact of new materials, lens designs and solutions.

    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 will 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.

    Pathways

    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: