Orthoptic and Ophtalmologic Assistance
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.
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/
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 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.
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
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment