Teaching Matters

Learn more about our overseas externship and the ANZHPE Conference held in Canberra in 2019.

Overseas Externship

We have just concluded another successful overseas program with all our final year students spending a period of time at an overseas optometry/ophthalmology location again in 2019.  Students shared their amazing experiences at the recent student conference.  Sites provide students with experiences that show them aspects of eye disease and care that are different from Australia. We are very grateful to our overseas partners who contribute their time toward the education of our final year students.

ANZHPE Conference Canberra July 2019

Jia Jia Lek, Kwang Cham, and Anthea Cochrane all recently attended the Australian and New Zealand Health Practitioner Educator Conference held in Canberra.  Kwang and Anthea both presented posters on novel teaching initiatives in the field of Optometry. Attendance allows Optometry’s profile to grow and for the Department to keep abreast of new initiatives from across the professions in teaching in the health domain.