Master in Optometric Medicine

Top 4 Master Degrees in Optometric Medicine 2018

Optometric Medicine

Earning a master’s degree can provide knowledge and expertise for students who are interested in going further in their careers. A master’s program provides more emphasis on a field of study and is earned after an undergraduate degree.  People with this level of education are able to earn higher salaries and take on more responsibility.

What is a Master in Optometry? This health science degree concentrates on biology, anatomy, chemistry, optics and visual sciences. Classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience comprises the coursework required to obtain a degree. It is necessary for a student to have at least three years of undergraduate study in a science field. Typically, a program in this concentration can take up to four years to earn a degree, and some students choose to continue their education to achieve a doctorate.

Valuable skills are learned when working for an optometry master’s degree.  Communication skills are needed to interact with patients and other health care providers. Master’s graduates tend to negotiate higher pay and employment opportunities.

Master’s programs can be found internationally and are typically in a university setting. Some courses may be available through an online institution. The cost of a master’s degree depends on where it is earned, so it is best to contact the admissions office directly to understand the fees and other expenses.

With a master’s degree in optometry, students are qualified to become optometrists, which is a different field of health science than ophthalmology.  Optometrists work in private practice or in groups with other vision specialists. People with this degree can also become instructional teachers in an optometry program. As the population ages, more and more health care professionals are needed, and optometrist positions are expected to increase in demand over the coming years.

If you would like to further their education in the field of optometry, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MPhil in Optometry

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to perform independent scientific research with an original component; contribute to knowledge of and insight into Optometry as well as the specific discipline of research; display skills in related research methodologies and in proper formulation through a Master’s dissertation; only a Research Masters can be done. [+]

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to:

Perform independent scientific research with an original component. Contribute to knowledge of and insight into Optometry as well as the specific discipline of research. Display skills in related research methodologies and in proper formulation through a Master’s dissertation. Only a Research Masters can be done. Admission requirements

A Bachelors Degree in Optometry (or equivalent)

Contact details

Name: Mrs Emil Nel Tel: 011 559 6827 / Email: emiln@uj.ac.za

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Master of Orthoptics (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course is intended for orthoptists, or students who have completed a relevant degree, who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to orthoptics through the completion of the degree. [+]

This course provides students the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest to develop and complete an original research project, which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as developing extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.

This course is excellent preparation for those students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research or higher-level orthoptics positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.... [-]


Mastery Of Visual Rehabilitation

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Online Part time 2 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

Course objective: To train professionals specialized in Visual Rehabilitation, with extensive knowledge in the sciences related to the human visual function, to enable them to detect, diagnose, manage, rehabilitate binocular vision anomalies and deficiencies in visual perception applying techniques and procedures for better vision performance. [+]

GENERAL PURPOSE

To train professionals specialized in Visual Rehabilitation, with extensive knowledge in the sciences related to the human visual function, that allows them to detect, diagnose, manage, rehabilitate the binomial vision anomalies and the deficiencies in the visual perception applying the techniques and procedures to obtain better vision performance.

ADMISSION PROFILE

Program directed to optometrists or similar with bachelor's degree

KNOWLEDGE

In the areas of refraction, contact lenses, binocular vision and primary care. In basic concepts of computing and new technologies. Team knowledge of the area of ​​optometry.

ABILITIES

Ability to analyze and synthesize information. Understanding of texts in English. Expression in oral and written form. Problem solving and problem solving. Self-learning. Self-management. ... [-]

Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Full time Part time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and internationally through a curriculum which recognises their subspecialist ophthalmic interests in preparation for exit examination and hospital-based practice. [+]

Programme description

This new two year part-time Masters programme, taught entirely online, is jointly offered by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads to the degree of Master of Surgery (ChM). It has been developed with the support of NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and internationally through a curriculum which recognises their subspecialist ophthalmic interests in preparation for exit examination and hospital-based practice.

Our programmes are aligned with the curricula of both the FRCSEd and FRCOphth examinations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, making these degrees very attractive to domestic and international students.... [-]