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Optometry and Vision Sciences (Doctoral Program) 2018/2019

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General


Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga
Main Scientific area:
  • Optometry and Vision Sciences

Contacts


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: 253604390 Fax: 253604398
    E-Mail: cpedagogico@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.ecum.uminho.pt

Description


This Doctoral Programme aims at offering training based on scientific research in optometry and vision Sciences. The goal is to provide training to prepare professionals able to integrate multidisciplinary teams and to carry out internationally competitive research in the areas of clinical optometry, optometric instrumentation, contact lens practice, characterization of myopia and its evolution, low vision, colour vision, among others. These areas are very important from an applied point of view because their results contribute directly to the improvement of the visual quality of the population. On the other hand, this type of training is adequate for high level staff of companies in the area of vision, both in the products and services activities, because their performance depend of deep understanding of the problems and action mechanisms similar to those involved in scientific research. This is a research based learning project conducted by researchers internationally recognized in the scientific fields of the Programme.

Access to higher education


The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level

Access


10

Vacancies

5

Minimum

Access forms


Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Sciences of the University of Minho.

This information does not replace consultation of the Regulation of the study cycle Leading to obtaining the degree of Doctor from the University of Minho and other documents. 

Formal requirements


This Doctoral Programme is aimed at students with a master degree in optometry, vision science, visual optics or in a related domain and, exceptionally, to those that are in the conditions defined by b) and c) of artº 30 of the Decreto-Lei 74/2006.

Recommended requirements


Not applicable.

Application deadlines


Information on Application Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Candidaturas.aspx

Registration deadlines


Information on Registration Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Candidaturas.aspx

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
A Opção I 5
Fundamentals in Neurosciences CSD 5
Research Methodologies CSD 5
A Opção II 5
Fundamentals in Neurosciences CSD 5
Research Methodologies CSD 5
S1 Laboratory Rotation OCV 5
S1 Scientific Writing in English QAC 5
S1 Seminar OCV 5
S1 Opção III 10
Advanced Exploration Techniques in Contact Lenses OP 5
Advanced Techniques in Biophysics I QAC 10
Advanced Techniques in Biophysics II QAC 5
Advanced Techniques of Cell Analysis BC 6
Assessment Methods and Ocular Imaging OCV 5
Bionanodevices For Clinical Diagnostic 6
Biostatistics M 5
Clinical Case Analysis OP 5
Clinical Research and Evidence-based Clinical Practice OCV 5
Epidemiology QAC 5
Fitting Contact Lenses in Special Conditions OCV 5
Improving Visual Capabilities OP 5
Low Vision OCV 5
Myopia: Theories of Onset and Techniques of Control and Reduction OCV 5
Ocular Manifestations In Systemic Diseases CBiom 5
Ocular Pathology QAC 5
Ocular Surface and Contact Lenses OCV 5
Pre-and Post-Surgical Optometry OCV 5
Research Techniques in Optometry and Vision Science OCV 5
Visão e Aprendizagem OP 5
Visual Electrophysiology and Paths to Optical Intervention OCV 5
Visual Optics and Optical Design OCV 5
Visual Therapy OCV 5
S2 Introduction to Entrepreneurship G 6
S2 Preparation and Presentation of the Thesis Project OCV 14
S2 Opção IV 5
Advanced Exploration Techniques in Contact Lenses OP 5
Advanced Techniques in Biophysics I QAC 10
Advanced Techniques in Biophysics II QAC 5
Advanced Techniques of Cell Analysis BC 6
Assessment Methods and Ocular Imaging OCV 5
Bionanodevices For Clinical Diagnostic 6
Biostatistics M 5
Clinical Case Analysis OP 5
Clinical Research and Evidence-based Clinical Practice OCV 5
Epidemiology QAC 5
Fitting Contact Lenses in Special Conditions OCV 5
Improving Visual Capabilities OP 5
Low Vision OCV 5
Myopia: Theories of Onset and Techniques of Control and Reduction OCV 5
Ocular Manifestations In Systemic Diseases CBiom 5
Ocular Pathology QAC 5
Ocular Surface and Contact Lenses OCV 5
Pre-and Post-Surgical Optometry OCV 5
Research Techniques in Optometry and Vision Science OCV 5
Visão e Aprendizagem OP 5
Visual Electrophysiology and Paths to Optical Intervention OCV 5
Visual Optics and Optical Design OCV 5
Visual Therapy OCV 5
Year 2 3 120
BA Thesis OCV 120

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
02-05-2013
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 78/2013
Registry Date:
31-05-2013
Accreditation validity:
01-05-2019