Upon completion of the course, students can have access to the 2st cycle degrees (Master), particularly the Master in Advanced Optometry.
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.
02 Biology and Geology 07 Physics and Chemistry or 02 Biology and Geology 19 Mathematics A
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