The orthoptist is a specialist in the balance of vision that provides, on medical prescriptions, visual rehabilitation in low vision and the treatment of binocular vision disorders such as oculomotor imbalances and neurosensory deficits.
By means of appropriate rehabilitation techniques based essentially on ocular gymnastics, the orthoptist whose function extends from the child to the elderly person, can remedy problems of convergence and deficiencies and render to his patients a good comfort. visual.
Orthoptists also participate in exploration and screening operations.
UPSAT exclusivity: UPSAT is the only university in Tunisia that trains orthoptists.
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Anatomy and histology of the eye and the visual system
Physiology of the eye and the visual system
Biology and microbiology
Notions of sanitation and hospital hygiene
Internet and web
Refraction and visual acuity in children
Refraction and contactology
Binocular vision normal function, abnormal, eye movements and other disorders
Approach to eye motility and ocular position theory of manifest and latent strabismus
Method of orthoptic examinations of strabismus and amblyopia
Basic first aid
Nursing / nursing internship
Pathology of the eye and the visual system, dysfunction of visual perception, visuo-integrative function
Management of strabismus: rehabilitation, prismation, surgery - relevant treatment methods, exploration of visuo-integrative functions
Orthoptic internship - strabology - refraction -ato - operating room assistance (method of exploration of eye position and movements, visual perception, visual-integrative and oculo-vestibular functions)
Visual system disorders: amblyopia, nystagmus, ocular motility, visual system disorders
Orthoptic internship - strabology - refraction - ato - operating room assistance (method of exploration of position and ocular movements, amblyopia, visual perception, visuointegrative and oculo-vestibular functions)
Psychology of the personality - psychology of the health
General pedagogy, psychopedagogy and orthopedagogy
Low vision optics
Low vision - exploration and treatment methods
Exploration in ophthalmology
Group dynamics and interdisciplinary work
Orthoptic internship - strabology - refraction - ato - operating room assistance (method of exploration of position and ocular movements, amblyopia, visual perception, visuo-integrative and oculovestiblary functions) treatment methods
Clinical case workshops (report practice)
Biostatic Research Methodology
Vestibulo-ocular pathology: methods of exploration and management
Communication - group dynamics - interdisciplinary work
Orthoptic internship - strabology - refraction - ato - low vission operating theatre support (method of exploration of position and ocular movements, amblyopia, visual perception, visuo-integrative and oculo-vestibular functions) - treatment methods
Clinical case workshops
Ethics and professional risk
Orthoptist reeducator of free practice.
Orthoptist employed or working on a shift in a department or specialized clinic.
Conditions of admission
In the first year of a Bachelor's degree, students with a bachelor's degree or a diploma recognized as equivalent are admitted.
Are admitted in the second or third year of the license, the students having respectively succeeded one or two years of higher studies in the same specialty or in related specialties.
Admission in the 3rd year is also done on file with the holders of a diploma of higher technician (DEST, DUT) or a diploma sanctioning studies undergraduate (DEUPC) in the specialty or in related specialties.
In addition to the conditions facilitating learning, such as reduced numbers, an exceptional rate of supervision ranging, depending on the specialty, from 2 to 3 students per teacher, the qualification and retention of teaching teams, practical sessions at the Honoris Simulation Center, courses of choice through a range of partnership, insurance covering all university vacations and giving students the opportunity and right to additional internships, each of the specialties offers benefits that are specific to him.