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Bachelor's degree in Optics and Optometry

In the bachelor's degree in Optics and Optometry, you will study both medical and technology-related subjects, developing the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, prevent and treat vision problems. In optics, you will receive the theoretical training needed to understand how images are formed by lenses, the fundamentals of optical instruments, and the causes of visual impairments, while your studies of optometry will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to treat non-medical vision problems. 

Bachelor's degree in Optics and Optometry in blended learning not offer places for 2015-2016 academic year. You can access in face-to-face learning.
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General details

5,5 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Blended learning
Language of instruction

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Fees and grants

39.53 €/per credit.

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Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of visual health problems.
  • Adaptation of glasses and contact lenses.
  • Vision rehabilitation and consulting in vision care and ergonomics.
  • Measurement and diagnostic testing for surgery.
  • Medical-technical establishments related to optics.
  • Hospitals, health centres and primary care centres.
  • Ophthalmology centres and surgeries.
  • Optical industry: technical, commercial and management positions.

Organisation: academic calendar and regulations

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Academic regulations
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Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT) Terrassa School of Optics and Optometry (FOOT)

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