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International Ophtalmology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (BCR) Sydney, Australia| Online
The International Ophtalmology program at the University of Sydney focuses on the specific training needs of clinicians in developing countries with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. The course provides students with the skills to competently practise ophthalmology at the highest possible standard with an emphasis on the specific diseases and pathologies of their home countries.
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Overview

The International Ophtalmology program at the University of Sydney gives students the opportunity to learn both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to competently diagnose and manage common eye conditions, diseases and injuries to the eye. Clinical and basic sciences are taught online and local and visiting mentors provide valuable teaching and supervision in the student's working environment.

As a Master of International Ophthalmology student, you will enter one of two streams: the Community Ophthalmology stream, for medical graduates with little or no ophthalmology specialist training from countries without specialised ophthalmology services, or the Vocational Ophthalmology stream, for students who have completed a specialised training program in their home country.

Career Pathways

Medical graduates in the Asia-Pacific region interested in ophthalmology will benefit from the Master of International Ophthalmology, which can lead to qualifications endorsed by their local health ministry. Successful graduates may be eligible for ophthalmology positions with an overseas health department.

International Ophthalmology graduates will gain practical skills that include knowledge of the prognosis and management of common eye conditions, diseases and injuries. The course also provides students with the opportunity to complete extensive practical experience, including performing ophthalmic surgery and management of post-operative complications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acute and Emergency Eye Presentations 
  • Clinical Ophthalmology 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Medical Retina 
  • Ophthalmic Anatomy 
  • Ophthalmic Optics 
  • Ophthalmology in Developing Countries

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    565

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General Requirements

  • A successful applicant for admission to the Master of International Ophthalmology will hold a MD from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
  • Applicants from countries without established vocational (specialist) ophthalmology training programs and working in an ophthalmology unit are eligible for admission to the Community Ophthalmology stream.
CRICOS Number: 00026A

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    34000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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