Orthoptic and Ophtalmologic Assistance

Medico di spalle; sulla parete un orologio e un ottotipo
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L/SNT2 - Professioni sanitarie della riabilitazione (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

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.
 

Employment Statistics (source Almalaurea)

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”.

English language
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.
 

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Assistenza in sala operatoria 1 10 Italian
Information Technology 3 18 Italian
Semeiotica della superficie oculare ed elementi di contattologia 1 10 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biochemistry and Basic Biologica Sciences 4 40 Italian
- Biochimica1
- Biochimica clinica e biologia molecolare clinica1
- Biologia applicata1
- Genetica medica1
Human Morphology 5 50 Italian
- Anatomia umana4
- Istologia1
Medical Statistics and Applied Physics 6 60 Italian
- Fisica applicata2
- Statistica medica2
- Statistica per la ricerca clinica2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 Italian
General Physiopathology 4 40 Italian
- Fisiologia2
- Patologia generale2
Ocular Physiology 4 40 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo2
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate2
Physiology and Pathology of the Ophthalmic Optics 5 50 Italian
- Fisica applicata2
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo2
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate1
Placement I 24 600 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Basic contact lens course 1 10 Italian
La pedana stabilometrica nell'ambito dei disturbi dell'equilibrio di interesse ortottico 2 10 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Eye Diseases 4 40 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo2
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate2
Neuropsychovisual Rehabilitation (I) 4 40 Italian
- Metodi e didattiche delle attività motorie1
- Psicologia clinica1
- Psicologia generale1
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate1
Strabismus and Orthoptic Treatment (I) 4 40 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo2
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Imaging, Functional and Electrophysioolgical Evaluation of the eye 5 60 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo2
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate2
- Sistemi di elaborazione delle informazioni1
Interdisciplinary Medical Specialties 7 70 Italian
- Endocrinologia1
- Farmacologia2
- Malattie veneree e cutanee1
- Medicina interna1
- Pediatria generale2
Neuropsychovisual Rehabilitation (II) 5 55 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo1
- Psichiatria1
- Psicologia clinica2
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate1
Placement II 26 650 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Contattologia 2 1 10 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Health Organization and Management 8 80 Italian
- Economia aziendale1
- Igiene generale e applicata2
- Medicina del lavoro1
- Medicina legale1
- Organizzazione aziendale1
- Radioprotezione1
- Storia della medicina1
Surgical Disciplines 4 40 Italian
- Chirurgia generale1
- Chirurgia maxillo-facciale1
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo1
- Otorinolaringoiatria1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Neurophthalmology 7 70 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo2
- Medicina fisica e riabilitativa1
- Neurochirurgia1
- Neurologia1
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate2
Placement III 25 250 Italian
Strabismus and Orthoptic Treatment (II) 5 50 Italian
- Malattie dell'apparato visivo2
- Scienze tecniche mediche applicate3
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final examination 7 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Eye Diseases Ocular Physiology (compulsory)
General Physiopathology Human Morphology (compulsory)
Neuropsychovisual Rehabilitation (II) Neuropsychovisual Rehabilitation (I) (compulsory)
Ocular Physiology General Physiopathology (compulsory)
Physiology and Pathology of the Ophthalmic Optics Medical Statistics and Applied Physics (compulsory)
Strabismus and Orthoptic Treatment (II) Strabismus and Orthoptic Treatment (I) (compulsory)
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
L'attività didattica relativa al Corso di Laurea in Ortottica ed Assistenza Oftalmologica si svolge presso le strutture didattiche accreditate SSN.
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

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:

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:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 18 plus 1 reserved to extra UE students
Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 08-28-2019
Admission Test date and location: 11/09/2019 08:30
Enrolment period: from 09-18-2019 to 09-24-2019
Please note:
L'area di svolgimento del test è indicata per ogni candidato nella ricevuta della domanda di ammissione. Eventuali variazioni saranno comunicate via e-mail.