Catalogue Number: 915
Collection of papers concerning the development of the optometry course curriculum in the period 1937 to 1941
Sub-Category: Collection of papers (Events)
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Modern manila folder containing a collection of papers to do with the development of the optometry course curriculum in the period 1937 to 1941 including 1 1/4 pages of typescript headed 'History of Educational Curriculum' and one page headed 'Summary of History of Curriculum' which gives cross reference to numbered files. The files include: (1) A report of a joint meeting of representatives of the Opticians Board and the University of Melbourne 17 June 1938 in which the Uiversity emphatically rejects any proposals to teach general pathology and medicine to optometrists (2) a document headed 'Educational Curriculum' with a detailed curiculum for a four year course and numerous other papers and letters to do with the same matters.
Historical Significance: These papers bear on the early history of development of optometric education in Victoria after the Opticians Registration Act was enacted in 1935 and the Registration Board was required to set the standards of education that would qualify for Registration for the practice of optometry The file was the file of Bertram Nathan, the Chairman of the Opticians registration Board at the time.
How Acquired: Donated by John Nathan, life member of the College
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 2