The Degree in Optics and Optometry at CUNIMAD, with an official degree from the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH), is the first degree in Spain that has the most advanced teaching technologies such as immersive virtual reality and 3D (360º).goalsThe Degree in Optics and Optometry is multidisciplinary and has the most advanced teaching technologies such as immersive virtual reality and 3D.
The blended degree qualifies you as an optician-optometrist and will allow you to:Carry out practices in virtual reality in subjects such as Anatomy and Histology of the Visual System, Physiology, Pathology of the Anterior Segment and Ocular Attachments, Pathology of the Posterior Segment and Visual Pathways, among others.
Carry out internships at the Alain Afflelou Applied Training Center with the most modern technologies.
Acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to perform visual examinations and contact lens adaptations.
Carry out the control and adaptation of optical systems .
Design visual training programs and visual ergonomics .
Evaluate visual abilities using optometric techniques for the detection and improvement of visual acuity .
Perform optometric evaluations before and after eye surgery.
Carry out external practices in centers throughout Spain .MethodologyCUNIMAD follows an innovative and successful pedagogical model , in which the teachers and facilities of the University of Alcalá (UAH) come together with the new technologies of online education.Live online classesCUNIMAD has an online methodology based on live classes through its virtual campus.Deferred online classesIf you cannot attend a class or you have doubts, you will be able to access all your classes on a delayed basis. You can see them whenever you want and as many times as you need.Personal tutorThe first day you will be assigned a personal tutor. You will be in contact with him by phone and by email. He will support you in your day-to-day life and will solve any doubts that may arise.
Virtual Campus: everything you need to study at CUNIMAD is on campus: classes, professors, colleagues, the library, didactic resources, schedules, chat, forums and much more.Didactic resourcesYou will have access to different learning resources to complete your training: complementary readings, diagrams with key ideas, self-assessment test.Face-to-face practices in laboratories and optometry cabinetsAs a CUNIMAD student, you will carry out face-to-face laboratories in several of the subjects of the academic plan at the Gómez-Pardo Foundation, the Alain Afflelou Applied Training Center and ophthalmological hospitals and / or clinics.Face-to-face practicesAs a CUNIMAD student, you will carry out the practices in the last academic year, in order to apply the knowledge acquired in previous courses in real environments.Final Degree ProjectAs a CUNIMAD student, you will prepare the Final Degree Project with which it will be demonstrated that the knowledge, competences and aptitudes foreseen in the study plan of the degree have been acquired.ALAIN information sessionCurriculumFirst courseFirst semester: 30 ECTSMathematics 6 ECTS
Principles of Human Anatomy and Histology 6 ECTS
Chemistry 6 ECTS
Geometric Optics 6 ECTS
Physics 6 ECTSSecond semester: 30 ECTSAnatomy and Histology of the Visual System 6 ECTS
Biochemistry 6 ECTS
Biostatistics 6 ECTS
Physiological Optics 6 ECTS
Physiology 6 ECTSSecond courseFirst semester: 30 ECTSInstrumental Optics 6 ECTS
Physical Optics 6 ECTS
Optometry I 6 ECTS
Health Education and Public Health 6 ECTS
Immunology for Optometrists 6 ECTSSecond semester: 30 ECTSCommunication with the Patient 6 ECTS
Optometry II 6 ECTS
Pathology of the Anterior Segment and Ocular Attachments 6 ECTS
Pathology of the Posterior Segment and Visual Pathways 6 ECTS
Psychophysics of Vision 6 ECTSThird courseFirst semester: 30 ECTSOptical Technology I 6 ECTS
Specialized Optometry 6 ECTS
Contactology I 6 ECTS
General and Ocular Pharmacology 6 ECTS
Diagnostic and Exploration Techniques in Optometry 6 ECTSSecond semester: 30 ECTSPediatric Optometry and Strabismus 6 ECTS
Optical Technology II 6 ECTS
Contactology II 3 ECTS
Optometry and Primary Care 6 ECTS
Optometric Intervention in Ocular Surgery 9 ECTSFourth gradeFirst semester: 30 ECTSSpecialized Contactology 6 ECTS
Clinical Optometry 6 ECTS
Binocular Anomalies and Visual Therapy 6 ECTS
Optional 6 ECTS
External Internships I 6 ECTSSecond semester: 30 ECTSOptional I 6 ECTS
Elective II 6 ECTS
End of Degree Project 12 ECTS
External Internships II 6 ECTS