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Master’s Degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences

Goals

The Master’s Degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences will give students high level training so that they can specialise in the professional areas inherent to optics and optometry: the cornea and contact lenses, paediatric optometry, eye treatments, geriatric optometry, low vision and optometric aspects of refractive surgery, amongst others. The course also prepares students to take on research tasks in the field of vision sciences and applied clinical research. The course is taught on a blended learning basis with the aim of training students to practise as specialised professionals and to conduct research.


The Master’s Degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences is an official course directly run by the FOOT. The course’s Academic Coordinator is the assistant director for Academic Policy.

 

Characteristics

DURATION and ECTS CREDITS: the course comprises 120 ECTS credits (60 for compulsory subjects, 45 for optional subjects and 15 for the master’s degree thesis).
 

The subjects are divided into four areas, each of which has compulsory and optional subjects:

 
  • OPTOMETRY
  • CLINICAL RESEARCH
  • VISION SCIENCES
  • GENERIC COMPETENCIES

 

The first two areas enable students to specialise in one of the fields inherent to optometry and they are introduced to eye examination techniques and clinical research procedures. In the second two areas, students gain an in-depth understanding of the processes involved in vision, which range from the intake, encoding, transfer, processing and interpretation of information contained in light, and they are trained to work on multidisciplinary vision science research teams.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the master’s degree, the thematic areas are scheduled so that they can be studied at the same time, thus bringing to light the way in which they all tie in with each other


 

Other

The School has a number of channels for submitting queries, complaints and suggestions. If you are a student, you can use the “other academic matters” option on the e-administration service. Should you belong to another group, one of the ways of channelling your views is through the Contact us section of this website
 


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
ministerio de ciencia e innovación
AYUDA PARA LA MOVILIDAD DE PROFESORES VISITANTES EN
MASTERES OFICIALES PARA EL CURSO 2009-10
REFERENCIA: MO2008-00359

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