Orthoptic and Ophtalmologic Assistance

Medico di spalle; sulla parete un orologio e un ottotipo
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree programme in Orthoptic and Ophtalmologic Assistance, pursuant to the strategic objectives set by the European Communities, shall acquire:
the scientific bases, and the theory and practice needed to understand biological and hereditary phenomena, the principal methods of function of the eye and related apparati, as well as an understanding of the psychological, social, and environmental aspects of the same;
an understanding of the evolution of the profession, and the foundations of orthoptic and ophthalmology;
an understanding of the foundations, trends, and characteristics in treatment and rehabilitation theory and conceptual models;
an understanding of the standards and regulations that govern the practice and responsibilities of an optometrist;
an understanding of the principles of bioethics, professional ethics, as well as legal and medical standards applicable to the profession;
the ability to develop an integrated approach to the patient, critically assessing the clinical, interpersonal, developmental, social, and ethical considerations relating to diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation;
the expertise and professional standards that orient the diagnostic and rehabilitative process with respect to patients, applying these standards in practice at an accredited healthcare facility, clinic or hospital;
a level of professional, decision-making, and operational autonomy thanks to a programme that takes a holistic approach to ophthalmological problems, including an analysis of the patient's social environment;
essential theoretical knowledge predicated on scientific foundations, with a view toward applying them in one's professional career;
knowledge, ability, and experience needed to plan, manage, and assess the need for corrective lenses and other rehabilitative treatment of the patient;
knowledge, ability, and experience needed to ensure the proper application of all diagnostic prescriptions and treatments;
the ability to pursue one's own continuing professional education;
the diligence to seek out continuing education, and the tools to do so;
the ability to cooperate and work with a diverse set of healthcare professionals on team projects and decision-making;
the ability to properly delegate to, and use the talents of, support staff, and to contribute to their training;
teaching activities geared toward student clinical experience;
an awareness of the ethics and history of medicine, with particular reference to orthoptic/ophthalmology, and rehabilitative studies;
an appropriate and effective bedside manner with patients and family members;
the necessary knowledge to understand the biological, physio-pathological, and sensory phenomena of sight;
skills in identifying the proper treatment for preventing and rehabilitating visual disabilities;
technical ability to perform ophthalmological diagnoses;
development of a professional skill set germane to the career to which you aspire, and as regulated by EU and Italian law;
the knowledge needed as a healthcare worker able to independently manage prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and functional assessments;
the ability to discern the competencies that come from learning semiological techniques, and a holistic assessment of visual function, and rehabilitative treatment of visual handicaps at various chronological ages;
the ability to provide patient education on topics involving preventing and treating amblyopia and other visual ailments;
the ability to work and interact proactively on an intra-professional team for the purpose of planning and sharing assessments and rehabilitation for patients with multiple handicaps;
specific capabilities in providing assistance during ophthalmological surgery;
teaching ability for instructing students in the three-year degree programmes.
The Optometrist / Ophthalmological Assistant is a healthcare worker who handles motor and sensory ailments relating to vision, using semiological/diagnostic/ophthalmological diagnostic techniques.
Those with a degree in Orthoptic and Ophtalmologic Assistance may be responsible for organising and planning professional services falling within their professional aegis, and may be included in research groups; they may also find a professional outlet in either a public or private clinic or hospital, where they might be an employee or freelance professional.
Employment statistics (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 https://accessoprogrammato.miur.it/

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.
 

The Degree Programme in Orthoptic and Ophtalmologic Assistance has a tradition of international exchanges, which began in the 2007/08 academic year.
The Erasmus programme (which stands for European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) was founded in 1987 thanks to the efforts of the European Community. It gives students the opportunity to complete a for-credit study-abroad period on an international campus partnering with the student's home campus.
Currently, the Study Programme for Orthoptic gives Year III students the possibility of an international internship or traineeship (research or clinical practice).
Our European partner is Portugal: The Lisbon Polytechnic - Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saude de Lisboa; The Porto Porto - Escola Superior de Saude (implementation pending).
Traineeships/internships will be available through both these campuses.
The Erasmus Plus programme contemplates, in addition to the bilateral agreements, the possibility of two instructors for each Campus to have international mobility.
The experience lasts six (6) months, and transfer credits up to 25 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) + 2 ECTS of elective credit (totalling 27 ECTS, converted into 27 CFU, which will appear on the student's transcript) may be awarded.
Every year, the Degree Programme organises opportunities for students returning from study abroad, and those about to leave, to meet up and exchange practical information and contacts.
Students returning from study abroad are asked to submit a written report, which allows the President of the Degree Programme to monitor student satisfaction with the study-abroad offerings, so that solutions might be found for any critical issues reported.

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Ocular surface assessment and contact lens management 1 10 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry and Basic Biologica Sciences 4 40 Italian BIO/10 BIO/12 BIO/13 MED/03
- Biochemistry1
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology1
- Experimental biology1
- Medical genetics1
Human Morphology 5 50 Italian BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology1
- Human anatomy4
Medical Statistics and Applied Physics 6 60 Italian FIS/07 MED/01
- Applied physics2
- Medical statistics2
- Statistics for clinical research2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General Physiopathology 4 40 Italian BIO/09 MED/04
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology2
- Physiology2
Ocular Physiology 4 40 Italian MED/30 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Eye diseases2
Physiology and Pathology of the Ophthalmic Optics 5 50 Italian FIS/07 MED/30 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Applied physics2
- Eye diseases2
Placement I 24 600 Italian MED/50
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
2 - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 1 CFU in Altre attività proposte annualmente dal Corso di Laurea.
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic contact lens course 1 1 10 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Eye Diseases 4 40 Italian MED/30 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Eye diseases2
Neuropsychovisual Rehabilitation (I) 4 40 Italian M-EDF/01 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Clinical psychology1
- General psychology1
- Methods and teaching of motor activities1
Strabismus and Orthoptic Treatment (I) 4 40 Italian MED/30 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Eye diseases2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Imaging, Functional and Electrophysioolgical Evaluation of the eye 5 60 Italian ING-INF/05 MED/30 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Eye diseases2
- Information processing systems1
Interdisciplinary Medical Specialties 7 70 Italian BIO/14 MED/09 MED/13 MED/35 MED/38
- Dermatological and venerological diseases1
- Endocrinology1
- General and subspecialty paediatrics2
- Internal medicine1
- Pharmacology2
Neuropsychovisual Rehabilitation (II) 5 55 Italian M-PSI/08 MED/25 MED/30 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques1
- Clinical psychology2
- Eye diseases1
- Psychiatry1
Placement II 26 650 Italian MED/50
Study plan rules
3 - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
4 - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in Altre attività proposte annualmente dal Corso di Laurea.
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic contact lens course 2 1 10 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Health Organization and Management 8 80 Italian MED/02 MED/36 MED/42 MED/43 MED/44 SECS-P/07 SECS-P/10
- Business administration and Management1
- Forensic medicine1
- Hygiene and public health2
- Medical history1
- Occupational medicine1
- Organization studies1
- Radioprotection1
Surgical Disciplines 4 40 Italian MED/18 MED/29 MED/30 MED/31
- Eye diseases1
- General surgery1
- Maxillofacial surgery1
- Otorhinolaryngology1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Neurophthalmology 7 70 Italian MED/26 MED/27 MED/30 MED/34 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Eye Diseases2
- Neurology1
- Neurosurgery1
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Placement III 25 250 Italian MED/50
Strabismus and Orthoptic Treatment (II) 5 50 Italian MED/30 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques3
- Eye diseases2
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
5 - 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)
Location
Milano
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L'attività didattica relativa al Corso di Laurea in Ortottica ed Assistenza Oftalmologica si svolge presso le strutture didattiche accreditate SSN.

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

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The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 15

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 13/07/2020 to 25/08/2020

Admission test date : 08/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 06/10/2020 to 08/10/2020

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