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UTS Master of Orthoptics Information Session

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UTS Master of Orthoptics Information Session

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Learn how our Master of Orthoptics at UTS Graduate School of Health will give you the skill base and experience to treat children and adults with vision problems.

Learn how our Master of Orthoptics at UTS Graduate School of Health will give you the skill base and experience to treat children and adults with vision problems.

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UTS Master of Orthoptics Information Session

  1. 1. Master of Orthoptics Graduate School of Health gsh.uts.edu.au Postgraduate courses at UTS 2023 Intake
  2. 2. Acknowledgement of Country I am of English, Scottish and Irish ancestry. My early Australian forebears arrived in Port Jackson in the 18th century and would have encountered the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation upon whose ancestral lands the UTS City campus now stands. I would like to acknowledge those people and their lands and pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for this land Master of Orthoptics Information Session
  3. 3. UTS CRICOS 00099F A few notes.. • Q & A • Presentation Slides
  4. 4. Tonight’s presenter Prof Kathryn Rose Head of Discipline, Orthoptics Master of Orthoptics Information Session
  5. 5. Presentation Agenda • About the UTS Master of Orthoptics • What is Orthoptics? • What will I study? • Clinical Placements • Career Opportunities • Scholarships • UTS Facilities • How to apply Followed by Q&A Rated #1 Young University in Australia* *Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022)
  6. 6. Orthoptics? Orthoptists are eye therapists We provide tertiary health care Optometrists provide primary care; and prescribe / dispense glasses Ophthalmologists provide secondary and tertiary care; eye surgeons Orthoptists are specialists in eye movements, paediatrics and rehabilitation Help people to maximise their vision and ocular comfort Expertise in the diagnosis and management of eye disorders Use advanced technology and advanced clinical skills to diagnose ocular and neurological disorders What is
  7. 7. Authentic learning experiences Directly connecting theory and practice through, problem and case-based learning, to clinical laboratory sessions, to clinical placement Close to the profession Industry engagement bringing state-of-the-art equipment onsite with instruction by industry experts State-of-the art teaching facilities the UTS difference Extensive clinical placements • UTS partners with over 50 Sydney clinical placement sites • Over 50 rural, regional and inter-state sites • Prestigious international placements to recommence • More than 280 hours over 2 years INTERPROFESSIONAL INNOVATIVE PRACTICE- BASED CAREER- FOCUSED • Clinical simulation • Designated clinical teaching spaces • Collaborative learning rooms • Interdisciplinary environment • State-of-the-art facilities 100 Broadway
  8. 8. + Practitioner Teachers Meet the team Prof Kathryn Rose Head of Discipline Dr Quang Vu Do Lecturer Dr Mojtaba Golzan Senior Lecturer Dr Felicia Adinanto Lecturer Dr Michelle Courtney- Harris; Lecturer Dr Vincent Nguyen Lecturer Dr Suzane Vassallo Senior Lecturer Mara Giribaldi Associate Lecturer Dr Mythili Ilango Lecturer Dr Sahar Shariflou Lecturer Dr Amanda French Senior Lecturer
  9. 9. What will I Five streams: Binocular vision & ocular motility Ocular pathology Rehabilitation Research Clinical study?
  10. 10. Year 1 Calendar B Autumn Session Eye and Visual Systems Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 1 Ocular Pathology 1 Introduction to Professional Practice Calendar B Spring Session Clinical Management of Refractive Error Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 2 Ocular Pathology 2 Professional Practice 1 Year 2 Calendar B Autumn Session Research Project 1 Neurological Ocular Disorders Therapy, Management and Rehabilitation Professional Practice 2 Calendar B Spring Session Research Project 2 Advanced Professional Practice Professional Practice 3 course outline 2 years full time study; local and international students MASTER OF ORTHOPTICS
  11. 11. Anatomy & physiology Ocular anatomy and physiology Neuroanatomy and physiology Optics and properties of light
  12. 12. Ophthalmics Pre-operative measures for cataract surgery Pre and post operative patient education Assisting in surgery Post-operative assessment Imaging of the retina Diagnosis and management of macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal disease
  13. 13. Eye movements Eye turns (strabismus) and lazy eye (amblyopia) Binocular vision Neurological conditions Orthoptics
  14. 14. Therapy following stroke & brain injury Treatment of amblyopia & strabimus Training eye coordination Training with low vision aids Therapeutic prescription of glasses Therapeutics
  15. 15. rehabilitation Visual impairment Stroke and brain injury Development disability
  16. 16. clinical laboratories Visual Acuity Colour Vision Contrast Sensitivity How do we prepare you for clinical placement?
  17. 17. Average 340 hours over 2 years, UTS partners with over 100 clinical placement sites across Sydney and Australia (hospital, community & private practice) A compulsory ‘outside of Sydney’ placement from regional NSW to interstate Prestigious international placement (by application) in the UK, Singapore and USA Clinical placements
  18. 18. Career opportunities Strong demand for orthoptics in Australia and overseas Eye health and care Vision science Vision rehabilitation
  19. 19. Commencing students Australian or NZ citizen, or holder of Aust. Permanent resident visa Selected on academic merit - highest GPA based on most recently completed tertiary qualification scholarships The Frank Martin Orthoptics Scholarship Dr Con Moshegov Memorial Scholarships Commencing students Australian or NZ citizen, or holder of Aust. Permanent resident visa Two selected - on geographical disadvantage (outside Sydney) and/or of refugee status and highest GPA
  20. 20. 100 Broadway Collaborative learning environment Facilities for PG students Simulation rooms
  21. 21. How much will it cost? • Visit the UTS Fee Calculator: uts.edu.au/tuition-fee-calculator • Click ‘Search fees by course’ for domestic-fee paying and international students • Follow the prompts • Fee type: Postgraduate Domestic Coursework or International Domestic Coursework • Fee year: 2023 • Cohort year: 2023 • Course area: Health (GEM) • Course code/name: Orthoptics • Click ‘Search’ • Costs are displayed per credit point and per session (session calculated as a full-time load of 4 subjects) Fees Scholarships fees.uts.edu.au Master of Orthoptics • For information about scholarships: https://www.uts.edu.au/study/scholarships
  22. 22. Is there fee support available?  Government loan scheme for tuition fees for domestic students  You do not pay fees upfront - inform your employer you have a FEE-HELP loan and they will withhold your payments through the PAYG tax system  Compulsory repayments proportionate to income.  Tuition fees may be tax deductible if related to your employment - contact your financial advisor or the ATO www.ato.gov.au  For further information see the Australian Government Study Assist website: http://studyassist.gov.au FEE-HELP studyassist.gov.au Master of Orthoptics
  23. 23. z Local student with Australian degree Applications are still open for 2023 uts.edu.au/pg-apply z apply How to International student Must submit an application via UTS international These programs are highly competitive and places are limited. Orthoptics 60 places z Interview Eligible applicants will be required to participate in an interview Alumni Advantage Program UTS graduates save 10%* on course fees
  24. 24. UTS CRICOS 00099F Questions?
  25. 25. For questions and enquiries, contact us via gsh.future@uts.edu.au Follow UTS Graduate School of Health on social media Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Thanks for joining us

Editor's Notes

  • [Welcome/Holding slide]
    Self introduction - Please introduce yourself and the ASOs
  • [SLIDE 2] Before we get started I’d like to bring to your attention that we’ll be recording tonight’s session and by taking part today you give us consent to process any information you may share with us.  

    Please confirm if you wish to record your session
  • [SLIDE 3] Acknowledgement of Country - ​I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation upon whose ancestral lands our City campus now stands. I would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for this land
  • [SLIDE 4] – Inform audience of Q&A and that they will receive a copy of the presentation slides.
  • [SLIDE 5 Marketing lead /Kathy]

    Lead to introduce, and hand over to, Kathy.

    [Self introduction]    

    Please introduce yourself.

    Recommend clicking ‘Start camera’ on this slide to give a friendly face to the session.
    While you are sharing your screen, your face appears in a small box in the corner of screen.
  • [SLIDE 6] Today we are presenting on the following topics:
     
    About the UTS Master of Orthoptics
    Course outline
    Partner hospitals
    Learning methods
    Student support
    Course costs
    How to apply
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  • All fees info is online: fees.uts.edu.au

    No need to spend much time on this slide. This is merely to let students know where they can go to get an idea of the fee structure of the course.

    The prompts are the most important part here (so they know which breadcrumbs to follow).

    Remind students they are getting a copy of the slides so no need to fret about this info right this second.


  • Same notes as previous slide – just brining attention to these assistance schemes.
  • If you are keen to study at UTS I would encourage you to submit your application online tonight.

    The process for applying is now completely online. You will need to register on our online portal (if you haven’t already done so) and commence your application. We have staff here tonight to help you with this. After the tour in the plinth room, you can complete your online application.

    We review applications as they come in, conducts interviews and makes offers throughout the application period. Applications will close once the 60 places have been filled and last year we closed after round 1.

    If you are international student you do need to apply online via UTS international.
  • [Open Q&A box to view questions]
    We’ll now take some of your questions that you’ve sent through.

    [After designated session time is over]
    If you have further questions, please contact us at gsh.future@uts.edu.au. We will also email you the presentation and useful information. Best of luck with your applications. Hope to see you at UTS next year. End session

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