Faculties and centres
The main objective is that the future graduate was able to apply sinergically the applied and theoretical knowledge acquired about Optics and Optometry along his/her degree for indentifying and analysing environmental and occupational hazards causing eye health problems or visual impairment (low visual performance). In this way, with an integral approach of the degree, the future graduate will be able to take right decisions, from interdisciplinar and health legislation, in each specific case to prescript a treatment for recovering visual function, or improving visual performance.
Specific competences (CE):>>Module 1: basic competences
Specific competences (CE):>>Module 2: optics competences
Specific competences (CE):>>Module 3: vision system pathology competences
Specific competences (CE):>>Module 4: optometry competences
Specific competences (CE):>>Module 5: final project and work experience competences
Understand the link among the three pillars of ergonomics (user-task-environment) and its implementation in Vision Sciences.
Know and apply different types of protocols for doing a right clinical history according to the patient profile and its context (workplace, free activities, etc).
Know the functional limits of human vision and its relationship with age, as well as at occupational contexts and free activities, linking with the task visibility factors.
Acquiere ability for examining, give diagnosis, and manage visual anomalies, with special relevance in the differential diagnosis related with occupational and free activity contexts.
Evaluate eye hazards in occupational or free-time activities under radiant energy exposures, as well as continous spectrum light sources or laser, and understand the fundamentals of radiometric control for avoiding eye injuries.
Identify and analyse environmental and occupational hazards causing eye injuries (mechanic, chemical, electric, etc).
Acquiere ability for evaluating the visual performance of any patient and propose the most right treatment (advices, optical prescription, environment design, visual therapy, etc). Design a general scheme of an visual and eye prevention programme for any type of company.
Know the fundamentals and techniques in health education and the main general programmes of monitoring of visual health where the optometrist should contribute from a collaborative approach with other health professionals, in order to the optometrist can apply, if necessary, as visual health primary expert.
Communicate and inform to patient about all tests and instructions to be applied on him/her clearly explaining the final results and their diagnosis.
Know and locate the international and national standards related to visual and eye health in each context.