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sss324

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actually because I'm the first cohort, there were only 2 students. I had GPA of 6.66 from previous years. I imagine it will go up once people start knowing about it more.

LMG! Soz I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up
 

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LMG!

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Most Helpful Member and Staff Member of the Year 2017-2018
You graduate with a Flinders degree. Here's the link if you're interested Optometry. I was the first cohort.
This is interesting, and a good move, imo. Previously, there’s been no capacity to do a number of allied health degrees in Tas, and it’s been difficult to recruit/maintain staffing. No physio, speech path, podiatry, OT, Dent, optom, and only Clin Psych (no neuro, Ed&Dev, Health, etc). Hopefully the Launnie year of optom improves as they develop the course. Thanks for updating us!
 

sss324

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That's ok and also you are given first shot at doing placements back in tassie. I think the aim is that once you finish, you can stay in tassie to work.
 

Neekzade

New Member
Hi all
The prerequisite for UNSW optometry are
Mathematics (note that General Mathematics does not meet the necessary level of assumed knowledge), Chemistry, Physics, English Advanced.(correct me if i m wrong)
What if i dont have physics as a prerequisite,would i still be eligible to apply. If so would i be reanked lower cause i havent done physic.
Thanks
 

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Yamster

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Neekzade, those requirements fall under assumed knowledge which differs from prerequisites. You can still apply and won't be ranked any lower had you done it (if physics was indeed a prerequisite then you wouldn't be able to apply but upon searching it up, it falls under assumed knowledge).

It is strongly advised that students who lack the recommended level of assumed knowledge take bridging courses or undertake other preparation before enrolling.

If you do end up getting an offer, it's probably best to do a bridging course before actually attending otherwise you might struggle in first year

Hope this helps!

Source: Bachelor of Vision Science with a Master of Clinical Optometry | School of Optometry and Vision Science
 

Neekzade

New Member
Neekzade, those requirements fall under assumed knowledge which differs from prerequisites. You can still apply and won't be ranked any lower had you done it (if physics was indeed a prerequisite then you wouldn't be able to apply but upon searching it up, it falls under assumed knowledge).

It is strongly advised that students who lack the recommended level of assumed knowledge take bridging courses or undertake other preparation before enrolling.

If you do end up getting an offer, it's probably best to do a bridging course before actually attending otherwise you might struggle in first year

Hope this helps!

Source: Bachelor of Vision Science with a Master of Clinical Optometry | School of Optometry and Vision Science
So UNSW dosent have any prerequisite. Right
 

Neekzade

New Member
Neekzade, those requirements fall under assumed knowledge which differs from prerequisites. You can still apply and won't be ranked any lower had you done it (if physics was indeed a prerequisite then you wouldn't be able to apply but upon searching it up, it falls under assumed knowledge).

It is strongly advised that students who lack the recommended level of assumed knowledge take bridging courses or undertake other preparation before enrolling.

If you do end up getting an offer, it's probably best to do a bridging course before actually attending otherwise you might struggle in first year

Hope this helps!

Source: Bachelor of Vision Science with a Master of Clinical Optometry | School of Optometry and Vision Science
Also having or not having assumed knowledge subject wont affecr the application, right?
Its basically for our own performance in the course that we get in, am i correct ?
 

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Yamster

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It shouldn't unless it is indeed a prerequisite. Yes, it's for your own performance as you basically wouldn't be able to understand some parts of what they teach because they would assumed that you already know the basics. Thus why they recommend you doing a bridging course beforehand.
 

Dr Dent

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Hey guys
Just wondering if a gpa of 6.5 would be enough to get into optometry at UNSW or any other uni.
Hi Neekzade, Yes 6.5 would be highly competitive for UNSW Optom. My girlfriend got in with 6.67 to QUT and Flinders. When she called UNSW, they said she was highly competitive but she didn't end up applying.
 

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