First cycle degree in

Optics and optometry

Class: L-30 - Physics

Class L-30 - Physics
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator GIOVANNA MONTAGNOLI
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of physics and astronomy, School of science

This course will train professionals to operate in the optical-optometric field with a solid basic training in classical and modern physics and a punctual optical-optometric preparation, allowing you to manage increasingly more complex equipment with competence. These studies will allow you to acquire the technical-scientific investigation methodologies for the assessment of visual and optometric abilities; you may find employment in optometry studies connected to small commercial firms or in a larger scale, industrial context - optics, eyewear and contact lenses commercial companies - , in public and private companies - optometric measures, environmental controls in relation to the eyes and vision - and optometric consultancy activities.

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Characteristics and objectives
The degree course in Optics and Optometry trains a professional figure capable of working in the optical-optometric field. The training objectives consist in providing a solid basis in classical and modern physics and an optical-optometric preparation.
In this way, the student can:
i) manage with competence complex optical equipment and optometic devices;
ii) acquire an open mind, flexible and predisposed to the rapid learning of innovative methodologies and technologies;
iii) learn and apply the technical-scientific investigation methodologies for the evaluation of visual and optometric skills.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates can find work at: lens and glasses shops; industries (business of optics, eyewear and contact lenses); public and private companies (optometric measures, environmental controls in relation to the eyes and vision); optometric consultancy in the field of ophthalmology and optometric consultancy in public and private entities.

From Bachelor’s degree to Master’s degree
In Italy there is not a MSc degree in Optics and Optometry.

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Training

I Year BIOLOGY [CFU 8] HUMAN ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY [CFU 8] CHEMISTRY [CFU 8] EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 1 [CFU 10] GEOMETRICAL OPTICS [CFU 7] STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS [CFU 8] INSTITUTIONS OF MATHEMATICS [CFU 9] B2 ENGLISH (RECEPTIVE SKILLS) [CFU 3] MANAGEMENT OF THE OPTICAL STORE [CFU 1] II Year EYE ANATHOMOPHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY WITH PHARMACOLOGY [CFU 13] OPTOMETRY PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES 1 WITH LABORATORY [CFU 11] PHYSICS LABORATORY WITH INFORMATICS ELEMENTS [CFU 7] EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 2 [CFU 10] STRUCTURE OF MATTER [CFU 7] OPHTHALMIC AND VISUAL OPTICS [CFU 6] CONTACTOLOGY 1 WITH LABORATORY [CFU 8] III Year VISION PSYCHOPHYSICS [CFU 6] HYGIENE, SAFETY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY IN OPTOMETRY [CFU 6] INTERNSHIP [CFU 9] CONTACTOLOGY 2 WITH LABORATORY [CFU 8] OPTOMETRY PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES 2 WITH LABORATORY [CFU 10] ADVANCED OPTOMETRY AND CONTACTOLOGY [CFU 6] TECHNIQUES FOR EYE-GLASSES [CFU 6]