At the completion of this course, students should have gained:
- familiarity with the kinds of data generated by vision science research programs;
- a detailed understanding of selected contemporary issues in the vision sciences;
- skills in conducting research in the vision sciences;
- skills in designing rigorous experimental programs;
- skills in critical assessment of literature; and
- the ability to present and interpret results of analyses.
Vision Science is the study of ocular, systemic and neurological disease, underpinned by foundations in biomedical, computation, statistical or societal expertise. Graduates will have an advanced knowledge and understanding of vision science, with experience investigating problems, critical thinking and analysing experimental data.
This stream will provide students with a broad understanding of vision science and significant experience in a chosen specialisation. Students will have the ability to undertake independent research in vision science with the potential to progress to a PhD degree.
As a graduate of this program, one can enjoy a wide range of careers in areas such as:
- Commercial and government laboratories
- Science outreach and communication
- Policy development
- Project management
- Imaging technology design, sales and consulting
- Scientific and/or medical industries sales and service
- Commercial, optometric, or industrial spin-offs
- An academic career in vision research and teaching