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Optometry and Vision Sciences (Bachelor) 2020/2021

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General


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Optometry

Contacts


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604390 Fax: +351 253604398
    E-Mail: cpedagogico@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.ecum.uminho.pt

Description


The goal of the Undergraduate Degree Course in Optometry and Vision Sciences of the University of Minho consists of preparing qualified Optometrists, either for independent professional activity or by integrating multidisciplinary teams in the area of vision care and other related areas, namely research in Vision Sciences, or for staffing companies that produce or sell optical materials and equipment.
The Licenciatura in Optometry and Vision Sciences was adapted to the Bologna model, for a studies' cycle totaling 180 ECTS credits (three academic years /six semesters) according to an Optometrist profile, defined as: An Optometrist is a professional whose major activities consist of the detection, prevention evaluation and compensation of changes in the visual function.

Its curricular matrix comprises components of basic training, specific training and complementary training. The studies' plan was conceived to enable the acquisition of skills to:
-Detect, analyze and compensate refractive, functional and binocular vision problems;
-Prescribe lenses, low-vision aids (magnifiers, telescopes, etc.), training and/or visual rehabilitation,
-Prescribe and fit contact lenses,
-Integrate multidisciplinary teams in the area of primary vision care,
-Integrate material and equipment manufacturing/marketing companies.

Access to higher education


Upon completion of the course, students can have access to the 2st cycle degrees (Master), particularly the Master in Advanced Optometry.

Careers


The goal of the Undergraduate Degree Course in Optometry and Vision Sciences of the University of Minho consists of preparing qualified Optometrists, either for independent professional activity or by integrating multidisciplinary teams in the area of vision care and other related areas, namely research in Vision Sciences, or for staffing companies that produce or sell optical materials and equipment.
The Licenciatura in Optometry and Vision Sciences was adapted to the Bologna model, for a studies' cycle totaling 180 ECTS credits (three academic years /six semesters) according to an Optometrist profile, defined as: An Optometrist is a professional whose major activities consist of the detection, prevention evaluation and compensation of changes in the visual function.
Its curricular matrix comprises components of basic training, specific training and complementary training. The studies? plan was conceived to enable the acquisition of skills to:
-Detect, analyze and compensate refractive, functional and binocular vision problems;
-Prescribe lenses, low-vision aids (magnifiers, telescopes, etc.), training and/or visual rehabilitation,
-Prescribe and fit contact lenses,
-Integrate multidisciplinary teams in the area of primary vision care,
-Integrate material and equipment manufacturing/marketing companies.

Access


33

Vacancies

0

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements


Entrance Testing

02 Biology and Geology
07 Physics and Chemistry
or
02 Biology and Geology
19 Mathematics A

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=8184&code=1000

Aditional Information


Testimonials from (ex)students


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Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Calculus (EC) M 6
S1 General Anatomy and Physiology CBiom; BMed 6
S1 General Physics I Fis 6
S1 Geometrical Optics O 6
S1 Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry EC M 6
S2 Biochemistry BIO 6
S2 General Physics II Fis 6
S2 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology CBiom; BMed 6
S2 Optometric Instrumentation OP 6
S2 Visual Optics O 6
Year 2 60
S1 Basic Optometry OP 6
S1 Integrated Laboratories of Optics O 6
S1 Optical Materials O 6
S1 Physical Optics O 6
S1 Visual Perception OP 6
S2 Basic Contactology OP 6
S2 Binocular Vision OP 6
S2 Biophysics Fis 6
S2 Fundamentals of Vision Sciences O 6
S2 General Pathology BMed 6
Year 3 60
S1 Advanced Contactology OP 6
S1 Applications of Vision Sciences OP 6
S1 Clinical Optometry I OP 6
S1 Technology of Ophthalmic Optics OP 6
S1 Opção UMinho 6
Arithmetic, Geometry and Music M 6
Computation with R M 6
Diversity in Psychology Psi 6
Education, Citizenship and Human Rights CSEd 6
Elites and Power CPRI 6
Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability E 6
Foreign Language Level 1 - Spanish LLC 6
Fundamentals of Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 6
Human Development and Aging Psi 6
Introduction to Historical Research H 6
Inventories Management G 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Optics for Digital Photography Fis 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Substances that Changed the World - A History of Humanity QUI 6
S2 Advanced Optometry OP 6
S2 Clinical Optometry II OP 6
S2 Ocular Pathology BMed 6
S2 Ocular Pharmacology BMed 6
S2 Opção 6

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
07-07-2016
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2440/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
10-04-2018
Accreditation validity:
06-07-2022