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Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery)

12 months
52500 AUD/year
38000 AUD/year
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The Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) program at the University of Sydney equips students with knowledge of cataract and refractive surgery theory and practice. The online component of the course includes lectures from internationally recognised corneal and refractive surgeons and interactive online discussions with the course coordinators.  


The Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) program at the University of Sydney gives you he opportunity to attend a week of workshops and wet labs at the Sydney Eye Hospital as well as undertaking placements in accredited refractive surgical centres.

Refractive surgery is an ever-expanding area within the field of ophthalmology, encompassing both laser and non-laser vision correction. This has traditionally been performed by surgeons in large private clinics, but in recent years has become accepted as part of mainstream ophthalmic care. Laser eye surgery is now the most frequently performed eye operation in Australia.

Why study cataract and refractive surgery us? 
  • Our course is the first of its kind in the world
  • Your lecturers include internationally recognised corneal and refractive surgeons
  • Our course is flexible and suited to busy professionals, while still providing world-class training and development, and
  • The course includes a two-week placement in an accredited refractive surgical centre and time spent in the wet lab at Sydney Eye Hospital, to develop practical skills and experience.

Career Pathways

The Master of Medicine (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) prepares ophthalmologists for the appropriate selection of candidates for refractive surgery, and provides an understanding of the surgical techniques involved and how to deal with complications that may arise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cataract and Refractive Surgery 
  • Dissertation Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Anatomy 
  • Ophthalmic Optics 
  • Practical Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Not available to student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply
  • hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; and
  • hold appropriate medical indemnity; and
  • have completed the requirements of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and be eligible to undertake a subspecialty fellowship in the final year of accredited training; or
  • be registered to practice ophthalmology in their state, territory or country.
CRICOS Number: 00026A

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38000 AUD per year during 12 months.


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