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Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building, 6299 South Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4H6

Clinical Vision Science - Orthoptics and Ophthalmic Medical Technology

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Health Professions
Degree: Post-diploma
Field of Study: Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/TechnicianVision Science/Physiological Optics
Description The academic objective of the Clinical Vision Science program is to provide students interested in the profession of orthoptics/ophthalmic medical technology with a strong foundation in the vision sciences and in research techniques. The program is directed at optimising professional clinical practice by encouraging an integrated approach to the field of the vision sciences and expanding knowledge of the research that underpins much clinical practice. Students have the option to exit after two years in the program, without fulfilling the thesis requirement of the Master's degree. On completion, they are granted Graduate Diploma in Orthoptics and Ophthalmic Medical Technology. Students interested in the Graduate Diploma have to apply to MSc in Clinical Vision Science. They take and complete the same courses and clinical practica as required for the Master's degree, and earn the same credits. They may exit the Program after all academic and clinical requirements have been met but without completing the professional thesis research component of the Master's Program. They pay program fees for two years (six terms). If they wish to return to the program to complete a thesis at a later date, lapse registration fees and continuing fees will apply.
Website: Clinical Vision Science - Orthoptics and Ophthalmic Medical Technology at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
National:$10,834.29

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Requirements
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: October 22, 2016