Melbourne Optometry helps detect eye trouble in kids

8 July 2015

The University of Melbourne Optometry School offers one of three optometry degrees in Australia. The University of Melbourne Optometry School is the only optometry school in Australia which offers a graduate-entry four-year Doctor of Optometry. Melbourne’s Doctor of Optometry leads to the professional qualification as an optometrist. In past years, the University of Melbourne offered a Bachelor of Optometry, and this undergraduate optometry program was phased out and replaced by the Doctor of Optometry in 2011.

Admissions Timeline for 2016 Intake

Applicants with a completed degree and GAMSAT/MCAT are eligible to apply in the Early Round.
Early Round Applications
Applications close – July 31, 2015
Timely Round Applications
Applications close – September 30, 2015

University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry (OD)

The optometry program at Melbourne Optometry School is four years in duration, and consists of a combination of on-campus teaching and clinical placements, with the clinical component commencing in Year 1 and gradually increasing to full time in the final year. Opportunities exist for clinical-related research to be conducted as a required component of the degree.
Program: Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February / March
Duration: 4 years
Entry Requirements
The Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Melbourne is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.
To be considered for admission into this program, a Canadian applicant must comply with the following:

  1. Have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects
  2. Write the OAT
  3. Submit a personal statement

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Would you like more information about the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Optometry program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Optometry Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady by emailing or calling toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.