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About UTS: Orthoptics

UTS: Orthoptics is a discipline area within the Graduate School of Health at the Univeristy of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The discipline was established in 2014 to address significant unmet demand in eye therapy. It provides innovative, practice-based orthoptics education and high impact research that promotes excellence in eye healthcare.  

Partner of the profession

Orthoptists are eye therapists. They are healthcare professionals who are trained in the assessment and treatment of patients with eye disorders and who work across both hospital and community settings.

UTS has a long standing reputation for being a preferred partner of the professsions. UTS: Orthoptics continues this tradition with close partnerships with NSW Health and Orthoptics Australia, collaborating in the area of clinical placements and sharing the role of promoting the orthoptics profession. 

Career-focused courses

There is currently a large demand for orthoptists in hospital, community and private practice. The Master of Orthoptics prepares graduates for success through a practice-based approach of integrated problem-based learning, simulated environments and clinical placements. Students continually apply the theory as they learn and as a result, build a considerable skill set. At UTS, students feel like an Orthoptist from the moment they start their degree. 

Read more about the UTS model of learning.

Research students are treated as early-career researchers; encouraged to publish and present their work and engage with a range of peers and mentors as they undertake their project. 

Experts in eye therapy

As well as being experienced Orthoptists, many of our academics are internationally renowned researchers who shape current and future orthoptics practice.

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