Title name: Master's Degree in Research in Vision Sciences (3rd ed)
Branch of knowledge: health sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry R / de San Francisco, s / n 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Orde do 5/08/2019 (DOG do 14/08/2019)
Date of publication in the BOE: 03/10/2020
Date of the last accreditation: 06/05/2019
Responsible for the title:
Title coordinator: Rodriguez Ares, Maria Teresa
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of ValladolidParticipating universities:Complutense University of Madrid
University of Alcalá
University of Murcia
University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsPromote the quality of research in Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, combining the efforts of different Departments and University Institutes with research programs related to this topic.
Promote scientific cooperation among the different research groups participating in the program, both national and foreign, and exchange for a more complete approach to research training and teaching techniques for students.
Promote the mobility of students between the participating research centers and other international centers in order to favor their future incorporation into research teams other than the one of origin.
Promote collaboration with companies to achieve research training not only specific, but also useful to society.Basic skillsPossess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context
That the students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their problem-solving capacity in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study
That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments from information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the latest knowledge and reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.CurriculumThe subjects are grouped into training profiles or itineraries that give rise to the following specializations:Techniques in Research and Diagnosis in Vision Sciences
Visual Apparatus Diseases
Visual or Physiological Optics
Neurophysiology of VisionEach itinerary is made up of various specific subjects and a compulsory one, called Foundations of Vision, plus a fifth mixed itinerary, which does not lead to any specialization. The course Fundamentals of Vision establishes the minimum level of general knowledge that all students who are training in the program must have about the anatomical, histopathological, genetic, optical, physiological and ophthalmological (clinical) aspects of the vision process.
Of these itineraries, one has a Physical-Optical profile and is fundamentally oriented to training in the optical aspects of vision. Another has a Biomedical profile and provides useful knowledge in general aspects of biomedical research lines. The third is aimed at training in the neurophysiological aspects of vision.
Finally, combinations of subjects could be selected from those pathways without leading to a defined specialization. This is what we have called a mixed itinerary.
To obtain a specialization, the student must take a minimum of 12 credits of the specific itinerary chosen.
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.SaidasFrom a labour point of view, this Title reinforces the training of researchers, giving rise to specialized researchers in an eminently applied and expanding area, both nationally and internationally. The current Spanish and European scientific policy will allow many of these researchers to have job opportunities in Universities and Research Organizations. But also the promotion of job opportunities for researchers through aid programs for projects with companies, will allow a job offer in the business field.