Faculties and centres
In this course, essentially practical, it is intended that students know some of the latest advances in the field of contact lenses through the study of original research articles. We also intend that students acquire the ability to study and plan their activities towards the learning of the English language, both individually and in groups, by searching, selecting, interpreting and synthesising information from various literature sources.
The relevance of the subject within the curriculum is justified by its contribution to the development of the specific skills CE16, CE21, CE26, CE27, CE66, CE67, CE68, CE69, CE70, CE71, CE72, and CE73, which are related to the knowledge of the structure and properties of materials used for the manufacture, application and maintenance of contact lenses.
The following objectives are pursued:
1) The application of the previously acquired knowledge by the student, especially in the subjects of Optical Materials and Contactology, to the analysis of recent research results in contact lenses.
2) To foster the development of a wide range of transversal skills, such as the analysis and synthesis capability, organization and planning, oral and written communication in a foreign language (English), computer skills, information management, team work, working in an international context, or critical thinking, among others.
3) To acquire experimental skills by developing in the laboratory some of the recently published experimental procedures.
The course New Trends in Contact Lenses is based on the subjects Chemistry (first year) and Optical Materials (second year), and it is closely related to the subjects Contactology I and II (third year), Clinics Optometry and Contactology (fourth year).
Specific competences (CE):>>Module 1: basic competences
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