Master in Clinical Optometry and Vision Therapy (5th 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

Tuition fee: 3,500€ (you can split the payment in up to 12 instalments)

Modality: Online + clinical training

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

Start Dates: February 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 (information@saera.eu) before submitting the enrollment form.

Study Programme

 

 

MODULE

ECTS

OPT1. Paediatric Optometry

4

OPT2. Ocular Biometry

4

OPT3. Fundamentals of Ocular Motility and Binocular Vision

4

M1. Research Methods in Health Sciences

4

OPT4. Low Vision and Rehabilitation

4

OPT5. Amblyopia, Strabismus and Oculomotricity

4

OPT6. Advanced Contact Lens Fitting

4

OPT7. Binocular Vision and Accommodation: Assessment and Treatment

4

OPT8. Optometric Management in Refractive Surgery Patients

4

OPT9. Vision Therapy and Cognition

4

M4. Master´s Thesis

10

M5. Clinical Training

10

 

*Modules can also be taken as short courses.

 

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. The minimum amount of clinical training hours are 100 and the maximum are 250. The number of hours is agreed upon between you and the clinic, with us as mediators.

However, 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.

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 majority of our students are also working while they study online with us.

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

The programme is developed in a continuous evaluation. The assessment of each module can be made up of tutor-marked assignments, usually essay or short-answer questions, clinical cases, etc. and computer-marked assignments which are made up of a series of questions and you choose the answers from a given selection. The final mark will be the arithmetic mean of the marks obtained in the assignments. Marks are expressed in numbers from 1 to 10, where a 5 or over is considered a Pass.

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 the course.

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 Postgraduate Master 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

Application and Admission

 

Steps to enrol:

1- Check the entry requirements, start dates and fees

2- Download your application form and fill it in

3- 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 choose a payment plan

 

What is required in my application?

You must submit:

(1) a completed 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 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 information@saera.eu or send us a text using our WhatsApp number (+34) 651 439 480 and one of our staff will assist you.

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, 2018 to September 30th, 2019

Application Deadline: September 20th, 2018

 

SECOND CALL : from February 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2020

Registration open now. 

Application Deadline: January 20th,2019

 

THIRD  CALL : from June 1st, 2019 to May 30th, 2020.

Application Deadline: May 20th,2019

Tuition fee payment

 

Pay in full 

3,500€

Instalments

You have the option to instantly finance your course up to 12 months, no commissions applied. Study with us for €291,66 per month (certificate and shipping included).

 

Payment Methods

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

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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: ES52 1465 0100 9619 0024 0004

Bank: ING Direct

SWIFT/BIC Code: INGDESMMXXX

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

Subject: Name of the student and the Master

Course summary

Applications being accepted

 

 1 year (Feb 2019 to Jan 2020)

 

Online + Clinical Training

 

3,500€

 

60 ECTS

 

Application Form (PDF)