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Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking (GC-EYEBANK)

Graduate CertificateYear: 2019 Delivered: Online

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Overview

Award titleGraduate Certificate in Eye Banking
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Credit points50 credit points
Duration12 months part time

A Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking is designed to deliver a comprehensive, advanced theoretical and technical -evidence-based education program to; existing eye bankers wishing to expand their knowledge, those new to the field and peers working in related and relevant sectors.

The online course work, endorsed by the Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand (EBAANZ), has been conveniently mapped out across 3 subjects, allowing completion within as little as 1 year.

Students will gain valuable education on the role of the eye bank within the health system, common eye conditions requiring transplantation, donor selection, tissue allocation, the systems and regulations that underpinning ocular transplantation, and the diversity and differences in the management of eye tissue around the world. An additional component of this coursework will explore bioethics in both the national and international context.

The Graduate Certificate offers a comprehensive understanding of the sector and advanced knowledge of donor and process management, whilst the nested Specialist Certificate focuses on the introduction and foundation of eye banking.

Professionals involved in other transplant sectors, ophthalmology and global eye care development are also encouraged to enrol in this course.