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Course description

Competencies and objectives

Provisional information. Pending approval.


Course context for academic year 2010-11

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

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

  • CES22 : Understand the psychological factors of the relationship between the optician optometrist and the patient.


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

  • CES32 : Understand the fundamentals and laws of radiometrics and photometrics.


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

  • CES40 : Understand the properties and functions of the different elements making up the visual system.
  • CES49 : Detect and evaluate the main ophthalmological disorders to refer patients to the ophthalmologist for study and treatment.
  • 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.
  • CES53 : Understand the manifestations of the pathological processes and mechanisms involved in producing the main human illnesses.


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

  • CES54 : Develop communication, data recording and clinical history preparation skills.
  • CES59 : Understand the sensorial and oculomotor mechanisms of binocular vision.
  • CES61 : Ability to prescribe, control and monitor optical corrections.
  • CES71 : Apply controlled corneal topography modification techniques using contact lenses.
  • CES73 : Adapt contact lenses and ocular prostheses to improve vision and the external appearance of the eye.
  • CES74 : Understand the function of the retina as a receptor of radiant energy.
  • CES76 : Understand the modifications in perceptive processes associated with aging.
  • 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.
  • CES86 : Understand the legal and psychosocial aspects of the profession.
  • CES87 : Understand the foundations and techniques of health care education and the main generic health care programmes to which optometrists should contribute from their field of activity.


Specific competences (CE):>>Module 5: final project and work experience competences

  • CES91 : Apply the technique for fitting visual corrections and compensations to glasses and the possible fine-tuning of contact lenses.
  • CES92 : Make contact with the commercialisation of products, their supply, storage, conservation and information.
  • CES94 : Understand the different protocols for patient-related action.
  • CES95 : Understand the indications and procedure for carrying out and interpreting the complementary tests needed for vision consultations.
  • CES96 : Carry out the patient care protocol in the optometric clinic/surgery.
  • CES97 : Write a medical history adapted to the profile of the patient.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2010-11

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Code: 24042
Lecturer responsible:
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Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,28
Practical credits: 1,12
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Area: OPTICS
    Theoretical credits: 1,28
    Practical credits: 1,12
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught