The programme covers 8 taught subjects (3 credits for each subject) including 4 compulsory and 4 elective subjects, and a doctoral thesis (24 credits).
The compulsory subjects aim to provide students with a core foundation in health care concept analysis, research and knowledge translation within the reality of the ethical-political-economic contexts of health care provision.
The elective subjects and the doctoral thesis allow students to develop an individualized programme of study for acquiring, appraising, synthesizing and applying knowledge in a substantive specialized area.
To be eligible to graduate in Doctor of Health Science (Optometry), students should complete a thesis related to Optometry plus a 3-credit Optometry subject. In this case, students are required to select "Independent Study in a Substantive Specialty (HSS6008)" with relevance to Optometry.
For details, please refer to the DHSc page from the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.