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Curricular assessment

A curricular area is a set of subjects with common learning goals that are assessed as a whole by means of curricular assessment. 
Curricular assessments are supervised by the Academic Assessment Committee, which is made up of lecturers and students. 
Students are awarded a PASS for a curricular area if they obtain a mark of 5.0 or more for each of the subjects in an area. The Academic Assessment Committee will review compensated passes of subjects to pass each curricular area. As a general rule, an average weighted mark of 5.0 or more must be attained to pass a curricular area; pass marks of less than 4.0 will not be eligible for compensated passes and improved performance will be given special consideration.
The curricular areas on the Degree in Optics and Optometry are as follows:

Degree OO Curricular Areas

  • Selection stage. Made up of the 9 first year subjects (S1 and S2):
    • General Anatomy (6 ECTS credits)
    • Physics (7.5 ECTS credits)
    • Mathematics for Optics and Optometry (7.5 ECTS credits)
    • Geometrical and Instrumental Optics (9 ECTS credits)
    • Anatomy of the Visual System (6 ECTS credits)
    • Physical Optics (6 ECTS credits)
    • Visual Optics (6 ECTS credits)
    • Psychology in Eye Care (6 ECTS credits)
    • Chemistry for Vision Sciences (6 ECTS credits)
  • The second curricular area. Made up of the 10 second year subjects (S3 and S4):
    • General and Ocular Physiology and Biochemistry (6 ECTS credits)
    • Optometric Instruments (6 ECTS credits)
    • Optical Materials (6 ECTS credits)
    • Binocular Motility and Perception (6 ECTS credits)
    • Clinical Procedures in Optometry (6 ECTS)
    • Communication (3 ECTS credits)
    • Binocular Vision Disorders (9 ECTS credits)
    • Ocular Pharmacology (6 ECTS credits)
    • Ophthalmic Lenses (6 ECTS credits)
    • Ocular Pathology (6 ECTS credits)

  • The third curricular area. Made up of the 8 compulsory third and fourth year subjects (S5, S6 and S7):
    • Adaptation and Assembly of Glasses (9 ECTS credits)
    • Basic Contactology (6 ECTS credits)
    • General and Ocular Microbiology (6 ECTS credits)
    • Paediatric and Geriatric Optometry (9 ECTS credits)
    • Clinical Cases in Optometry (6 ECTS credits)
    • Applied Contactology (9 ECTS credits)
    • Psychophysics and the Neurophysiology of Vision (7.5 ECTS credits)
    • Clinical Optometry and Contactology (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • The optional subject area. 36 ECTS credits
    Made up of the specialisation subjects that students choose from the School’s annual offer and the professional and clinical specialisation internships, if taken.