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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

La asignatura Optometría y Contactología Clínica pertenece a la materia obligatoria Optometría y Contactología. Se imparte durante el séptimo semestre (primer semestre del 4º curso) a continuación de las Optometrías I, II, III y IV, y de las Contactologías I y II, materias todas ellas integradas en esta asignatura, en la que se enseñan los procedimientos optométricos y contactológicos de atención clínica y de diagnóstico diferencial.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific competences (CE):>>Module 1: basic competences

  • CES21 : Understand and manage basic laboratory material and techniques.
  • CES22 : Understand the psychological factors of the relationship between the optician optometrist and the patient.


Specific competences (CE):>>Module 2: optics competences

  • CES24 : Understand the principles, description and characteristics of the basic optical instruments, as well as of the instruments used in the practice of ophthalmology and optometrics.
  • CES26 : Understand the physical and chemical properties of the materials used in optics and optometry.
  • CES27 : Understand lens selection, manufacture and design processes.
  • CES29 : Understand and manage the techniques for the analysis, measurement, correction and control of the effects of compensating optical systems on the visual system, in order to optimise their design and adaptation.
  • CES30 : Capacity to calculate the geometric parameters of specific visual compensation systems: low vision, intraocular lenses, contact lenses and ophthalmic lenses.
  • CES36 : Be able to carry out psychophysical tests to determine visual perception levels.
  • CES37 : Understand the Spanish health care system and the basic aspects related to health service management, basically those associated with health care and rehabilitation.
  • CES39 : Acquire the ability to carry out the profession respecting the autonomy of the patients, their beliefs and culture, as well as their determining genetic, demographic and socioeconomic factors, applying the principles of social justice and understanding the ethical implications in the context of a world in change.


Specific competences (CE):>>Module 3: vision system pathology competences

  • CES40 : Understand the properties and functions of the different elements making up the visual system.
  • CES46 : Understand the pharmacological actions, collateral effects and interactions of medicines.
  • CES51 : Understand the epidemiological models of the main visual pathologies.
  • CES52 : Understand and apply health education techniques to the main generic ocular health problems. Understand the principles of sickness and health.


Specific competences (CE):>>Module 4: optometry competences

  • CES58 : Capacity to measure, interpret and treat refractive defects.
  • CES60 : Understand the principles of and be able to measure, interpret and treat accommodative anomalies of binocular vision.
  • CES61 : Ability to prescribe, control and monitor optical corrections.
  • CES63 : Understand current ocular surgery techniques and be able to carry out the ocular tests included in pre- and post-operative examinations.
  • CES64 : Understand, apply and interpret the instrument-based tests related to visual health problems.
  • CES65 : Understand and apply optical and non-optical assistance for low vision.
  • CES66 : Understand the properties of contact lenses and ocular prostheses.
  • CES67 : Understand the geometry and physicochemical properties of contact lenses and associate them with specific ocular and refractive peculiarities.
  • CES68 : Understand and use clinical and instrumental protocols in explorations associated with the adaptation of contact lenses.
  • CES69 : Understand the solutions used for maintenance, diagnosis and treatment and associate them with lenticular and ocular characteristics.
  • CES70 : Apply the clinical procedures associated with the adaptation of contact lenses for different refractive and ocular dysfunctions.
  • CES74 : Understand the function of the retina as a receptor of radiant energy.
  • CES75 : Understand the basic models of colour, shape and movement vision.
  • CES76 : Understand the modifications in perceptive processes associated with aging.
  • CES77 : Be able to measure and interpret psychophysical data obtained from evaluation of visual perception.
  • CES78 : Acquire the clinical skills needed to examine and treat patients.
  • CES79 : Acquire the ability to examine, diagnose and treat visual anomalies, placing special emphasis of differential diagnosis.
  • CES80 : Understand the nature and organisation of the different kinds of clinical care.
  • CES82 : Understand and apply visual screening techniques applied to different populations.
  • CES84 : Understand the legal and psychosocial aspects of the profession.
  • CES85 : Capacity to act as a primary visual care agent.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

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Code: 24041
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 9,00
Theoretical credits: 1,32
Practical credits: 2,28
Distance-base hours: 5,40

Departments involved

    Area: OPTICS
    Theoretical credits: 1,32
    Practical credits: 2,28
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught