General information

Academic year: 2021/2022

Level: Bachelor

Type: Bachelor's Degree

ECTS Credits: 258

Length of programme (full time): 4 AÑOS

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Graduado(a) (MECES level 2 - EQF level 6)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

More info: programme website

Language(s) of instruction Spanish


Programme coordinator

Name: LUIS, GÓMEZ ROBLEDO / luisgrobledo@uflg2pcXpojbgr.es


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Medical diagnostic and treatment technology (0914)

Main focus

The main objective of the Bachelor’s Degree in Optics and Optometry is the training of highly qualified healthcare professionals for visual healthcare of the general population, by means of the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of visual dysfunctions, so as to respond to the demands of society. Moreover, this degree will contribute to improving the optical quality and visual performance of the population through the design and improvement of optical instruments and of the working environment in order to optimize their efficacy, safety, and visual comfort.

Competences

Graduates in Optics and Optometry will be able to do the following:
1. Perform their duties with professional and ethical responsibility, in a multidisciplinary environment, with mastery of at least one foreign language that allows them to perform activities in an international work and research environment.
2. Expand and upgrade their capabilities for professional practice through continuing education.
3. Use ICTs in their field of work or research.
4. Foment values of freedom, justice, equality and pluralism, along with a respect for the environment in their work.
More specifically, graduates in Optics and Optometry will be able to do the following:
1. Effectively conduct visual examinations to detect pathological eye conditions and refer patients, when necessary, to other healthcare professionals.
2. Provide treatment for visual dysfunctions (refractive, accommodative, binocular and oculomotor), and prescribe and adapt glasses and contact lenses.
3. Use ophthalmic diagnostic instruments as well as analyse the data provided by them.
4. Give primary visual care, informing and advising patients on aspects of vision.
5. Write clinical reports and expert evaluations.
6. Have the critical capacity to assess the technological improvements in their professional field, and apply the scientific method.
7. Plan and manage private and public health services.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Graduado o Graduada en Óptica y Optometría

Qualification requirements

– The student must prove the level B1, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
– The student has to complete the ECTS credits of the study program distributed as follows:
Basic Formation (60 ECTS)
Obligatory (156 ECTS)
Optional (18 ECTS)
Practicum (18 ECTS)
Final degree project (6 ECTS)

Access to a regulated profession

Professional Status Optician-Optometrist

Applicable regulations The profession of optician-optometrist is regulated in the Resolution by the Spanish Council of Ministers of 23 January 2009 (published in the Official Spanish Gazette, dated 17 February 2007) Order CIN/727/2009, dated 18 March, establishes the requirements for the verification of official university degrees that license graduates to practice the profession of optician-optometrist.


Programme courses

Course Name Year Period
ACOUSTICS AND AUDIOMETRY 4th Year 2nd Semester
APPLIED OPTICS 4th Year 1st Semester
BIOLOGY 1st Year 1st Semester
CALCULATION OF OPTICAL SYSTEMS 4th Year 2nd Semester
CHEMISTRY 1st Year 1st Semester
CONTACT LENS SCIENCE 1 3rd Year 1st Semester
CONTACT LENS SCIENCE 2 3rd Year 2nd Semester
CONTACT LENS TECHNOLOGY 1 2nd Year 2nd Semester
CONTACT LENS TECHNOLOGY 2 3rd Year 1st Semester
CYTOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY 1st Year 2nd Semester
FOUNDATION STUDIES OF BINOCULAR VISION 4th Year 1st Semester
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM 1st Year 2nd Semester
FUNCTIONAL HISTOLOGY OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM 2nd Year 1st Semester
GEOMETRICAL OPTICS 1 1st Year 1st Semester
GEOMETRICAL OPTICS 2 1st Year 2nd Semester
LOW VISION 4th Year 1st Semester
MATHEMATICS 1 1st Year 1st Semester
MATHEMATICS 2 1st Year 2nd Semester
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION 2nd Year 1st Semester
OPTICAL MATERIALS 3rd Year 2nd Semester
OPTOMETRIC INSTRUMENTATION 2nd Year 2nd Semester
OPTOMETRY 1 2nd Year 1st Semester
OPTOMETRY 2 2nd Year 2nd Semester
OPTOMETRY 3 3rd Year 1st Semester
OPTOMETRY 4 3rd Year 2nd Semester
PATHOLOGY 3rd Year 1st Semester
PHARMACOLOGY 4th Year 1st Semester
PHYSICAL OPTICS 1 2nd Year 1st Semester
PHYSICAL OPTICS 2 3rd Year 2nd Semester
PHYSICS 1 1st Year 1st Semester
PHYSICS 2 1st Year 2nd Semester
PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS 1 2nd Year 1st Semester
PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS 2 2nd Year 2nd Semester
PSYCHOPHYSICS OF VISION 4th Year 1st Semester
RADIOMETRY, PHOTOMETRY AND COLOUR 3rd Year 2nd Semester
UNDERGRADUATE DISSERTATION 4th Year
VISUAL ERGONOMICS 3rd Year 2nd Semester
VISUAL REHABILITATION 4th Year 1st Semester
WORK PLACEMENT 4th Year

Admission information

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to students with the following degrees/ diplomas or studies, or any other recognized as equivalent to these:
A.1. Spanish Bachiller, European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
A.2. Baccalaureate from European Union Member States’ education systems or other countries withinternational agreements.
A.3. Advanced Technician in Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design orAdvanced Technician in Sports Education, from the Spanish Education System.
A.4.Studies carried out in European Union Member States or in other countries with international reciprocal agreements which meet the academic requirements in those States to access their university studyprogrammes.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.
A.6. Partial (foreign or Spanish) university studies.

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is also possible for:
B.1. People over twenty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
B.2. People over forty with work or professional experience related to a university field of knowledge.
B.3. People over forty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.

Likewise, access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to:
C.1. People meeting the requirements to enter university according to the Spanish Education Systemregulations prior to Ley Orgánica 8/2013, of December 9.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».

 

UGR Examination Regulations
https://docencia.ugr.es/sites/vic/docencia/public/inline-files/Normativa_de_evaluacion_y_calificacion_EN.pdf

 

More info on academic regulations at: 

https://ugrcat.ugr.es/en/about-ugr/#regulations

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