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Doctor of Optometry (MC-DOPTOM) // Notes

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Within the course, students will attend placements at clinical sites both within Melbourne, rural Victoria, interstate and overseas. Students are expected to bear the costs involved in these placements.

Students are required to conform to prescribed dress and conduct requirements when assigned to all clinical duties with patients.

Students will be required to attend and participate in the OD student conference. The student conference will be delivered in a traditional conference format over 2-3 days in the Semester 2 mid-semester break.

*Doctor of Optometry students will be required to have a current CPR certificate prior to entering clinic in third year.

Additional Costs:

Please note that the purchase of some equipment will be necessary for various compulsory subjects within this course. Students will continue to use the equipment during the remainder of the course and after graduation.

All students undertaking a placement in a hospital, clinic or other health or community environment are required to satisfy a number of requirements, including:

  • undergoing a recent National Police Record Check
  • holding a valid Working with Children Check for the relevant state/territory, and
  • being satisfactorily protected against infectious disease transmission.

Please refer to the Student Placements webpage for detailed information regarding compliance requirements.

Please note that the purchase of some equipment will be necessary for various compulsory subjects within this course. Students will continue to use the equipment during the remainder of the course and after graduation.

Last updated: 11 November 2018