Postgraduate Master in Clinical Optometry and Vision Therapy

Course Summary

Applications being accepted

1 year

October 1st, 2019 to Sept 30th, 2020

Online + clinical training

Virtual Classroom, e-tutor and materials

3,500€

Includes certificate and shipping

Overview

 

6th EDITION- The Master programme will develop contents related to anatomy and function of the visual system. Furthermore, fundamentals of the Clinical Optometry, Low Vision, Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy will be studied. This must allow the student to know and apply the different programmes of evaluation, intervention, treatment and visual rehabilitation.

Among the main job opportunities, students may work in clinics, hospitals, optical centres, research centres and companies related to Optometry.

Duration: 1 year

Modality: Online + clinical training

Tuition Fee: 3,500€ (split the payment in up to 12 installments)

Estimated number of study hours: 1500 (100 hours/module)

Start Date: October 2019.

Entry Requirements:

To study this Master, the student must hold a degree in Optometry or equivalent.

Students with other academic or professional profiles must contact with SAERA (info@saera.eu) before submitting the enrolment form.

Study Programme

 

 

MODULE

TIMELINE

OPT1. Paediatric Optometry

October

OPT2. Ocular Biometry

November

OPT3. Fundamentals of Ocular Motility and Binocular Vision

December

M1. Research Methods in Health Sciences

January

OPT4. Low Vision and Rehabilitation

February

OPT5. Amblyopia, Strabismus and Oculomotricity

March

OPT6. Advanced Contact Lens Fitting

April

OPT7. Binocular Vision and Accommodation: Assessment and Treatment

May

OPT8. Optometric Management in Refractive Surgery Patients

June

OPT9. Vision Therapy and Cognition

July

M4. Master´s Thesis

One year

M5. Clinical Training

One year

 

Clinical Training

The clinical training is one of the modules of the Master and we will arrange it for you in a clinic or hospital near you. If you have worked in the field for more than 3 years, and you do not wish to do the clinical training, you can get an exemption.

Duration: 100 – 250 hours

Master´s Thesis

A tutor will be assigned to the students to guide and supervise them through the Thesis –Writing Process. The Master´s thesis should be an original piece of work which demonstrates that students are able to apply the knowledge acquired from the Master.  The Master´s thesis will be related to any topic as far as it is related to the subjects taught on the Master.

Methodology

 

The methodology of this Master is adapted to the e-learning model. Our classes are asynchronous, i.e. it is not necessary to be in the campus on a determined schedule.

This model is extremely flexible allowing you to study around existing work and family commitments. 

The Master consists of 10 modules, with a duration of one month each. You will find the module content available from day one. The programme is developed in a continuous evaluation. The student must submit the assignments proposed by the teacher, as well as the questionnaires that they may contain.

The distance learning model combines teaching through virtual classroom, tutorial support and online self-learning.

The students of the Master are connected and in constant communication through the discussion forums and the internal messaging of the virtual campus itself. This will help them solve doubts by exchanging knowledge and acquiring greater skills when it comes to passing each module.

 

 

Teaching Board

 

Students are supported by asynchronous discussion with e-tutors – all leading clinicians in their field.

 

Vicente Fernández Sánchez PhD: Optometrist, Pharmacist and PhD in Vision Science. Teacher at University of Murcia and Director of the Clinic of Integral Vision at University of Murcia, Spain.

Mar Argudo Iturriaga PhD: PhD in Optometry and Vision Sciences. Optician and Optometrist at Mar Argudo Óptica S.L., Optometrist at University Hospital of la Ribera and Optometrist at Hospital Virgen del Consuelo.

Rafael José Pérez Cambrodí PhD: PhD in Optometry and Vision Science. Director of the Optometry Unit and Clinic Coordinator of International Hospital Medimar in Alicante, Spain.

David Piñero LLorens PhD: Specialist in pre and post surgery Optometry Techiques, Teacher at University of Alicante, Optician and Optometrist of the Ophthalmology Department at International Hospital Medimar in Alicante and Scientific Coordinator in Foundation for Visual Quality – FUNCAVIS, Spain.

Joaquín Vidal López PhD: PhD in Vision Science, Advanced Studies in Visual Perception, Optician and Optometrist, Psychologist, Course Instructor at Open University of Catalonia and Director of School of Advanced Education, Research and Accreditation SAERA S.L.

Adrián Pérez Baladrón Msc: Specialist in Low Vision and Rehabilitation at Clínica Baviera, Spain and other ophthalmologic clinics.

Salut Albà Arbalat MSc: Specialist in Vision Rehabilitation. Clinical Optometrist in Visual Pathway Laboratory, Neuro-ophthalmology Department of August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute – IDIBAPS, Spain.

José Antonio Calvache Anaya Msc: Specialist in pre and post surgery Techniques of Refractive Surgery and Cataracts. Optician and Optometrist at Clínica Baviera, Spain.

Carmen Bilbao Porta MSc: Optometrist, Master in Low Vision and Rehabilitation, Expert in Paediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy. Optometrist at Policlínica Alto Aragón, Huesca, Spain.

Cristina Cabrera Pescador MSc: Psychologist. Specialist in Neuropsychology and Learning Coordinator of SAERA.

Accreditation

 

You will receive a Master Certificate in Clinical Optometry and Vision Therapy. The certificate obtained upon completion of the Master will be issued and awarded by University Isabel I.

Optional recognition

The students have the option to include in their certificate the recognition of the Hague Apostille. A country that signs the Hague Convention recognizes the legal effectiveness of a public document issued in another country that signs the Convention.

If the convention applies between two countries, such apostille is sufficient to certify a document’s validity, and removes the need for double-certification, by the originating country and then by the receiving country.

To acquire it, consult us .

Also visit the Updated list of the Countries adhering to the Convention

Start Dates and Application Deadlines

 

It may take several days to complete all steps of the application procedure, so make sure to start your application well in time.

 

FIRST CALL : from October 1st, 2019 to September 30th, 2020

Application Deadline: September 20th, 2019

Registration open now. 

 

SECOND CALL : from February 1st, 2020 to January 31st, 2021

Application Deadline: January 20th, 2020

 

THIRD  CALL : from June 1st, 2020 to May 30th, 2021.

Application Deadline: May 20th, 2020

Application and Admission

 

Steps to enroll:

 

1- Download your application form and fill it .

2- Email your application form along with the supporting documents required to info@saera.eu

4- Await our response confirming your elegibility

5- Confirm your place and  payment option

 

Online Enrollment (For payments in full):

 

1- Follow this link to our online shop.

2- Register in the web indicating your current postal address, full name and email address.

3- Purchase the course using your credit/debit card.

4- We will contact you back to confirm your enrollment.

 

What is required in my application?

You must submit:

(1) enrollment form

(2) copy of your resume or CV

(3) copy of Diploma or Degree

(4) copy of your passport or national ID

(5) a passport size picture 

(6) payment of the total fee or first installment.

 

Need Help Enrolling?

If you need any assistance in enrolling, please feel free to contact us at info@saera.eu or send us a text using our WhatsApp number (+34) 651 439 480 and one of our staff will assist you.

Fees and Payment Plan

 

Pay in full

3,500€

Instalments

You have the option to instantly finance your course up to 12 months. Contact us at info@saera.eu and request more info.

 

Payment Methods

 

Online Shop

Only for payments in full. Access to our shop website, registrate and use your credit/debit card to purchase your course. Go to shop >>>>

Paypal

We will send you a payment request by email with a link to our PayPal account, where you can make the payment using your credit or debit card.

Paying your tuition fees by bank transfer

The payment must be made to the below bank account:

Bank account:  ES37 0049 1078 1626 1062 1943

Bank: Banco Santander           

SWIFT/BIC Code: BSCHESMM

Account holder: School of Advanced Education, Research and Accreditation, S.L.

Reference: “Master in Optometry– Name and Surname”