Orthoptic and Ophtalmologic Assistance
An Ophthalmologic Technology Orthoptist is a healthcare professional who treats visual motor and sensory disorders, through the use of ophthalmological and instrumental semeiologic techniques.
The degree programme aims to prepare professionals able to carry out health education interventions aimed at the prevention of amblyopia and some disorders related to vision, treatment and rehabilitation. The skills of graduates in Orthoptic and Ophthalmologic Assistance are also particularly important in the treatment of binocular vision, strabismus and amblyopia, in the rehabilitation of visually impaired patients in all age groups.
Orthoptic and Ophthalmologic Assistance graduates are qualified to assume managerial positions in the organisation and planning of professional services within their sphere of competence. They can also join research groups.
Orthoptists and ophthalmology assistants can pursue careers in both private and public facilities, in a freelance or employed capacity. The Degree Course also prepares and qualifies for the profession, pursuant to ministerial decree 743/1994 of Italian law (and subsequent amendments and additions): in order to practice the profession, there is an obligation to register in a specific professional register.
Graduates can therefore find employment in:
- hospitals and other structures of the National and Regional Health Service;
- private facilities accredited and affiliated with the National Health Service;
- clinics and rehabilitation centres, healthcare residences;
- public or private prevention services;
- individual or associated professional studies.
Limited enrolment with admission test.
For further information on the number of places and the date of the admission test, please visit the website www.unimi.it – “Prospective students”.
Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
The Degree Programme in Orthoptics and Ophtalmologic Assistance has embraced international exchanges since academic year 2007/08. The European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, or Erasmus programme, was launched in 1987 by the European Community and provides European university students with the opportunity to carry out a period of study abroad legally recognized by their home university.
Currently, the Degree Programme in Orthoptics allows third year students to carry out professional training abroad in the form of an internship (research or clinic activity, etc.).
We have identified as our European partners Istituto Politecnico de Lisboa - Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saude de Lisboa, and Politecnico do Porto - Escola Superior de Saude (in progress), in Portugal.
In these locations it will be possible to carry out internship activities.
In addition to bilateral agreements, the Erasmus Plus programme provides mobility options for two teachers per university.
The programme lasts 6 months and awards 25 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) + 2 ECTS for elective activities, for a total of 27 ECTS to be converted into 27 CFU credits and recorded in the student's curriculum.
The Degree Programme organizes annual meetings between returning and departing students to favour the exchange of practical information and useful contacts.
Returning students are asked to write a report that will help the President of the Degree Programme monitor satisfaction with international programmes, and make any changes if required.
- Referenti del Corso:
- Prof. Paolo Nucci
- Prof. Giovanni Staurenghi
- IMMATRICOLAZIONI E AMMISSIONI
- Prof. Luca Rossetti
- Dott. Edoardo Villani Direttore attivit224 didattica del Corso di Laurea
- Dott.ssa Simona Simonetta Direttore Didattico delle attivit224 professionalizzanti
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:
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