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Degree programme objectives

The aim of the study program is to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills for performing of the profession.

Study program Optics and Optometry, respectively Optometry, is aimed to educate non-medical healthcare workers in accordance with the Law on Non-medical Health Professions (Act No. 96/2004 Coll.). Graduates of this Bachelor's degree program may continue in the follow-up master program of Optometry. During the study, emphasis is placed on interconnection with related branches in the eye care, especially ophthalmology.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of the study program is to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills for performing of the profession.

    Study program Optics and Optometry, respectively Optometry, is aimed to educate non-medical healthcare workers in accordance with the Law on Non-medical Health Professions (Act No. 96/2004 Coll.). Graduates of this Bachelor's degree program may continue in the follow-up master program of Optometry. During the study, emphasis is placed on interconnection with related branches in the eye care, especially ophthalmology.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • to perform metric measurements of the eye, determine eye refraction
    • to recommend an adequate type of optical correction aid, make and repair them
    • to fit contact lenses, educate the client
    • to participate in the prevention of serious eye diseases
    • to use optical, optometric and ophthalmic devices and instruments
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The University prepares specialized health care workers under Section 10 (1b) and (4) of Act No. 96/2004 Coll., on the conditions for the requirements and acquire of output for the achievement of non-medical health professions and the performance of activities related to the provision of health care (Law of non-medical healt professions, as amended), to the full extent within the scope of preventive, diagnostic, medical and rehabilitation care in the field of optometry.

    The graduates of the Bachelor's degree program are employed as health service providers or as healthcare providers as optometrists.

    Specifically, the graduate can work independently in optician's establishments, private and state ophthalmology and optometric ambulatories and centers, refractive centers, contact lens fitting centers, clinics, spectacles and lenses producers, spectacle frames, individually manufactured medical devices , ophthalmic, optometric and optical devices, which they also serve.

  • Regulated Professions
    • Optometrist
  • Practical Training

    This bachelor's degree program includes practice in accordance with the relevant legal regulations of at least 12 weeks. Theoretical knowledge gained during lectures and seminars are verified by students in practical exercises . Practice is carried out in specialized teaching laboratories, at opticians, optometric workplaces, ophthalmology ambulatories and clinics.

    This practice will be in the form of a group, then an individual with supervison, is spread over all semesters, with an emphasis on the second half of the study.

  • Goals of Theses

    The bachelor thesis is an integral part of the study of Optics and optometry. Its submission in term and funded defense is one of the conditions for successful graduation. The scope of the clear working text without introductory pages with a description of the illustrations and attachments is at least 30 pages. One side consists of 30 lines of 60 characters, the minimum without a formal part of 54,000 characters. The bachelor thesis does not have the character of independent empirical research (the eventual exception must be approved by the KOO leader). The student should demonstrate the ability to critically work with specialized texts, to elaborate the concepts and theories found in them and to find relevant answers to the given question.

  • Access to Further Studies

    A student of a bachelor's degree program may, after fulfilling the conditions for admission, continue in the follow-up master program of Optometry.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
career-oriented
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

30
estimated number of admitted
77
number of active students
19
number of theses/dissertations

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