Explore program structures and course outlines for undergraduate programs at UNSW Optometry & Vision Science. 

Program and plan structures

Vision Science Program Structure

Vision Science (3181) 

Vision Science/Clinical Optometry (3182)  

Clinical Optometry (8095) 

View our honours page for information on the 4500 honours program (4016 Vision Science honours specialisation) 

Textbook list 2022

Read our list of prescribed/recommended/reference textbooks for UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science.

Science bridging courses

The UNSW Science bridging courses offer you the opportunity to revise or strengthen your knowledge of HSC Chemistry, HSC Mathematics Extension 1, and/or HSC Physics. They also give you a chance to experience how these subject areas are taught at university through 40 hours of tuition consisting of lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and/or demonstration sessions. More information can be found on UNSW Science. 

2022 Course Outlines

Course outlines will be displayed here when they become available. 

  • OPTM 3105 - Disease Processes of the Eye 1
    OPTM 6400 - Optometric Preclinical Practice
    OPTM 6413 - Anterior Eye Therapeutics
    OPTM 8511 - Clinical Paediatrics, Low Vision and Colour Vision
    OPTM 8512/8522 - Clinical Optometry 5A/5B
    OPTM 8514 - Optometry research project. This course is available in summer term 2022 not in Term 1 2022
    VISN 1101 - Seeing the World: Perspective from Vision Science
    VISN 3111 - Development and Aging of the Visual System 
    OPTM 3201 - Ocular Imaging & Applied Vision Science
    VISN 4016 - Vision Science Honours
  • OPTM 2233 - Optical Dispensing
    OPTM 3133 - Vision Science in the Consulting Room 
    OPTM 3205 - Disease Processes of the Eye 2
    OPTM 6411 - Contact Lenses 
    OPTM 6412/6422 - Clinical Optometry 4A/4B 
    OPTM 6421 - Binocular Vision, Paediatrics and Low Vision
    OPTM 8513/8523 - Clinical Ocular Therapy 5A/5B
    OPTM 8521 - Clinical Contact Lenses
    OPTM 8514 - Optometry Research Project 
    VISN 1111 - Geometrical and Physical Optics
    VISN 2111 - Ocular Anatomy and Physiology 
    VISN 4016 - Vision Science Honours
  • OPTM 2133 - The Clinical Environment
    OPTM 3233 - Working in the Clinical Environment
    OPTM 6412/6422 - Clinical Optometry 4A/4B
    OPTM 6423 - Therapeutics and the Posterior Eye 
    OPTM 6424 - Professional Optometry
    OPTM 8514 - Optometry Research Project
    OPTM 8512/8522 - Clinical Optometry 5A/5B
    OPTM 8513/8523 - Clinical Ocular Therapy 5A/5B 
    VISN 1221 - Visual Optics
    VISN 2211 - Organisation and Function of the Visual System
    VISN 4016 - Vision Science Honours