Advanced professional practice in clinical disciplines including optometry involves continuous development of knowledge for effective clinical care and professional practice. In the proposed DCRO, in-depth advanced applied study is achieved in the specialised coursework component undertaken, which builds upon the foundational knowledge gained through professional development and practice.
This Clinical Research Optometry at the University of New South Wales provides the basis for a contribution to knowledge in optometry through clinical research. The thesis study component of the program develops the rigorous research and analytical skills necessary for an original and significant contribution to research.
Graduates of this program will have:
- Gained a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of clinical research and practice, including knowledge generated through their own original research in their area of interest.
- Developed substantial knowledge of research principles applicable to their selected field of advanced clinical research.
- Developed intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing applied knowledge and undertake systematic investigation of clinical research problems.
- Developed expert technical skills applicable to their professional field of clinical practice.
- Well developed communication skills to clearly explain conceptual and applied knowledge to their professional peers and broader communities of interest within their applied area of research.
- Expert skills to communicate research on emerging and complex clinical problems.
- Gained appropriate skills and experience in effective communication of research findings to a diverse range of audiences including one-on-one interactions with patients and to a group.
- Gained knowledge and developed expert skills in research methods and evidence based practice to plan and execute research within their area of clinical interest and to foster life-long learning, critical analysis and independent enquiry.
- Gained a broader national and global outlook of contemporary issues relevant to research and the practice of optometry.
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- The DCRO is designed as a three year full-time equivalent program (3 years minimum, 4 years expected duration), structured as one-third coursework and two- thirds research.
- Students will undertake 48 UoC of coursework courses selected from relevant programs including the Master of Optometry (8073), or Master of Public Health (9045) or other suitable Level 9 AQF courses.Core courses will include a OPTM7302 Evidence Based Optometry (6 UOC) and an approved statistical training course appropriate for the field of research (6 UOC).
- The 2-year research component of the DCRO may be undertaken on a part-time or full-time basis and may be based in the student's clinical practice or place of work. Similar to the PhD in Optometry and PhD in Vision Science, the research consists of independent study supported by an academic supervisor and successful completion requires that the study constitutes an original and significant contribution to knowledge.
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- A minimum 1 year post-qualifying professional experience in clinical practice;
- A demonstrated capacity for independent research under the guidance of a supervisor at the doctoral level (as defined by the UNSW Higher Degree Research Admissions and Pathways Guideline Version: 1.0 Effective 15 October 2014); and
- A first or upper-second class (Distinction) Honours degree in Optometry or in a cognate discipline.
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