Master's Degree in Applied Optometry

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Program Description

This University Master's Degree is a project in the areas of Ophthalmology and Optometry of the Universidad de Murcia whose purpose is the specialized training of opticians-optometrists in the healthcare tasks of these professionals in the Hospital Ophthalmology Services. At the end of this professionalization Master, the student will be able to collaborate with the ophthalmologist in any level of visual health care.

The Master is practically carried out entirely in the Ophthalmology Service of the Reina Sofía University General Hospital, and the teaching system is based mainly on student rotations for the different specialized consultations of the Service, making training eminently practical. .

Master's file

Teaching center: School of Medicine
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Language: Spanish
Duration: One year
ECTS credits: 60
Title: Master's Degree in Clinical Optometry
Scholarships, grants and mobility: National / International
Price per credit:
  • In 1st registration: € 46.97
  • In 2nd registration: € 76.37
  • In 3rd registration: € 88.12
  • In 4th or successive: € 88.12

Graduates and graduates in Optics and Optometry are health professionals trained specifically for visual health care, specifically, for the detection and treatment, applying optometric procedures, of visual dysfunctions, such as refractive defects and alterations in accommodation and convergence. The Master's Degree in Clinical Optometry is a title that allows the professional specialization of these graduates in the tasks of the optician-optometrist in ophthalmology consultations, both private and public. Currently the majority professional exit of these graduates is the Optics establishment. However, there are more and more graduates working in eye clinics, and it is a reality that in a more or less short period of time Public Health will have opticians-optometrists on its staff, as is already the case in the Autonomous Communities of Catalonia , Navarra, Basque Country, etc. Therefore, postgraduate training of this type can be considered an added value to the curriculum of these graduates, allowing them to access this career opportunity more easily.

The University Master's Degree in Clinical Optometry is a professionalizing master's degree, which allows the specific training of students in the healthcare tasks of an optician-optometrist in hospital ophthalmology consultations. For this, the University Master's Degree in Clinical Optometry has a staff of university ophthalmologists and optometrists linked to the Reina Sofía Hospital in Murcia, who carry out their healthcare work and much of their teaching work in the Ophthalmology Service of said Hospital. This Service has first-visit consultations and specialized consultations, where a large number of patients with different ocular and visual pathologies are treated (glaucoma consultation, medical retina, strabology, cornea, AMD, etc.). This allows students to have access to a very varied healthcare activity within visual health care: graduation of patients of any age and with any type of eye pathology, special adaptations of contact lenses, optometric management of patients with strabismus, management optometry of patients with corneal disorders, management of patients with low vision, management of different ophthalmic diagnostic devices (campimeters, microperimeters, OCT, GDx, Pentacam, Confoscan, biometer, pachymeter, etc.). All these resources are available to the students of the Master for advanced training.

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Admission profile

Have obtained the title of Graduate in Optics and Optometry, or its foreign equivalent, either from the European Higher Education Area or from any other space, after checking the equivalent level of training for access, or from the former Diploma in Optics and Optometry before of your application for admission to the Master's Degree.

Last updated Mar 2020

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