Master's in Optometry (Clinical)

University of Latvia

Descripción del programa

Master's in Optometry (Clinical)

University of Latvia

The professional Master's program Optometry (Clinical) offers multidisciplinary studies based on visual science and contemporary primary vision care. The professional qualification of the graduates meets the professional standard Optometrist and is equivalent to that received in the UK, USA, and Norway.

Students of the program acquire both professional skills in primary vision care (optometry) and academic knowledge in vision science, which allows them to enroll in the doctoral program.

The syllabus consists of professional (clinical) and scientific (experimental) subjects related to the evaluation, research, and understanding of the human visual system. The program includes the following: practical training (33%), medicine and physiology of vision (35%) and courses in the natural sciences and psychology.

The study program (80 credit points) contains compulsory (part A), optional (part B), and practical courses. The practical training (internship) accounts for 26 credit points. Part A (66 credit points) includes specialization courses: general medicine in optometry, eye diseases, and pharmacotherapy, contact correction, visual perception models, as well as a state examination and Master's thesis. Part B (14 credit points) contains clinical and experimental courses in optometry. The state examination accounts for two credit points and consists of a theoretical knowledge test in optometry and a practical examination in the evaluation of the patient's visual function and vision correction. The elaboration and defense of the Master’s thesis are worth 20 credit points.

Program courses

Full-⁠time Master's Degree Program Optometry

Part-time Master's Degree Program Optometry

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor degree in Natural sciences in Optometry, or Bachelor degree in any related fields, where studies comprised mandatory courses in optometry. Applicants which do not hold a Bachelor degree in Optometry are obligated to take preparatory courses in amount of 24 credit points (36 ECTS);

2. English language proficiency.

Autumn Intake (application start: 1 Jan 2018; studies start in Sept 2018)

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Última actualización December 17, 2017
Duración y Precio
Este curso es En campus
Start Date
Fecha de inicio
sept. 2019
2 - 2.5 años
Tiempo Parcial
Tiempo completo
Latvia - Riga
Fecha de inicio : sept. 2019
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sept. 2019
Latvia - Riga
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