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|Year and Campus:||2008|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
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Candidates enrolled in the Master of Optometry (MOptom) undertake research on a clinical topic under the supervision of an academic staff member, producing a thesis of approximately 30,000 words in length on their project. All candidates will be examined on the basis of their thesis.
Prospective students elect a general area of interest and the Postgraduate Coordinator and Head of Department will appoint a supervisor who is an expert in that area. Thesis topics are defined through discussion between the student and the supervisor. The following areas of interest and expertise are available in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences:
Ocular Growth & Myopia Research Laboratory
Detailed information in regards to these research groups is available via the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences website at: http://www.optometry.unimelb.edu.au/
For further information please refer to the Faculty of Science website at: http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/ and the Melbourne School of Graduate Research Master of Science by Research (incl. MOptom & MIS) Candidates Handbook at http://www.gradstudies.unimelb.edu.au/
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne are designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.
On completion of the course students should be able to:
|Entry Requirements:||A four-year Bachelor of Optometry or equivalent with normally a minimum standard of H2A (75%). Entry is also subject to the availability of appropriate research topics and supervisors.|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts.
The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/|
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