Title name: Degree in Optics and Optometry
Branch of knowledge: Health Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Optics and Optometry South Campus 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Decree 150/2010 of September 16 (DOG 09/23/10)
Date of publication in the BOE: February 19, 2011
Date of the last accreditation: 06/09/2016
Responsible for the title: Giraldez Fernandez, Maria Jesus
Title coordinator: Giraldez Fernandez, Maria Jesus
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face (Bridge Course: blended)
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThe purpose of the Bachelor's degree in Optics and Optometry from USC is to train highly qualified graduates in Optics and Optometry for visual health care through the development of activities aimed at the prevention, detection, evaluation and treatment of vision alterations , that respond to the demands of society.
Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study;
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature;
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
Mentions are not contemplated.
Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsThis qualification enables you to practice the profession of optician-optometrist, in accordance with:Law 44/2003, of November 21, on the organization of the health professions (BOE No. 280, of November 22, 2003).
The Resolution of February 5, 2009, of the Secretariat of State for Universities, by which the Agreement of the Council of Ministers is published, which establishes the conditions to which the study plans leading to obtaining of degrees that enable the exercise of the regulated profession of Optician-Optometrist (BOE of February 17, 2009)
Ministerial Order CIN / 727/2009, of March 18, which establishes the requirements for the verification of qualifications that enable the professional practice of Optician-Optometrist (BOE No. 73 of March 26, 2009).Optometrists carry out primary care work for visual health, which includes refraction and adaptation of visual aids, detection / diagnosis and management of eye diseases and the rehabilitation of different anomalous conditions of the visual system
In recent years there has been a progressive increase in the demand for visual care by the population both in optical establishments, as well as in health centers and ophthalmology consultations. It is estimated that 58% of the Spanish population attends optical health establishments for primary visual health care