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Clinical Vision Science

Faculty of Health Professions

Master of Science (MSc)


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.

Length of Program

  • MSc - typical time to complete is 3 years

Program Options

Students have the option of exiting from the program after the second year with a Graduate Diploma in Orthoptics and Ophthalmic Medical Technology, or completing a thesis for an MSc in Clinical Vision Science.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In addition, entrants should have a minimum of one class in human anatomy and/or physiology and one class in psychology with a laboratory component.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this program is March 1st.

Contact Information

Subject Code: VISC
Tel: 902-470-8019
Email: orthoptics@iwk.nshealth.ca
Address: IWK Health Centre, 6th Floor, 5850 University Avenue, P.O. Box 9700, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3K 6R8
Program Chair: Darren T. Oystreck
Program Chair Tel: 902-470-8959
Program Chair Email: Darren.Oystreck@dal.ca
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