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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • Graduate Diploma

The Cataract and Refractive Surgery program equips students with knowledge of cataract and refractive surgery theory and practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
GNCAREFS1000
Study Mode
In person
Fees
$33,000 per year / $33,000 total

About this course

The Cataract and Refractive Surgery program 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. Students are also given the 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.
Who should study this course?

This course is for medical graduates who are either in their final year of accredited training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) or an equivalent body, and are eligible for subspecialty fellowship, or registered to practice ophthalmology in the relevant state/territory or country of residence.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Medicine courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
78.9%
Overall satisfaction
70.4%
Skill scale
53%
Teaching scale
95.9%
Employed full-time
$98.7k
Average salary