Optics and Optometry

Eye - a window to the soul.

Degree programme specification

The aim of the study program is to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills for performing of the profession.

Study program Optics and Optometry, respectively Optometry, is aimed to educate non-medical healthcare workers in accordance with the Law on Non-medical Health Professions (Act No. 96/2004 Coll.). Graduates of this Bachelor's degree program may continue in the follow-up master program of Optometry. During the study, emphasis is placed on interconnection with related branches in the eye care, especially ophthalmology.

Faculty Faculty of Medicine
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech
Results of entrance exams from previous years here

Work experience

This bachelor's degree program includes practice in accordance with the relevant legal regulations of at least 12 weeks. Theoretical knowledge gained during lectures and seminars are verified by students in practical exercises . Practice is carried out in specialized teaching laboratories, at opticians, optometric workplaces, ophthalmology ambulatories and clinics.

This practice will be in the form of a group, then an individual with supervison, is spread over all semesters, with an emphasis on the second half of the study.

Graduate destination

The University prepares specialized health care workers under Section 10 (1b) and (4) of Act No. 96/2004 Coll., on the conditions for the requirements and acquire of output for the achievement of non-medical health professions and the performance of activities related to the provision of health care (Law of non-medical healt professions, as amended), to the full extent within the scope of preventive, diagnostic, medical and rehabilitation care in the field of optometry.

The graduates of the Bachelor's degree program are employed as health service providers or as healthcare providers as optometrists.

Specifically, the graduate can work independently in optician's establishments, private and state ophthalmology and optometric ambulatories and centers, refractive centers, contact lens fitting centers, clinics, spectacles and lenses producers, spectacle frames, individually manufactured medical devices , ophthalmic, optometric and optical devices, which they also serve.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Further studies

A student of a bachelor's degree program may, after fulfilling the conditions for admission, continue in the follow-up master program of Optometry.

Further information

web presentation LF MU:

http://www.med.muni.cz/

admission procedure for LF MU:

http://www.med.muni.cz/index.php?id=28

study programes in LF MU:

http://www.med.muni.cz/index.php?id=28

information in LF MU:

http://is.muni.cz/

documents:

https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/med/zpravyprac/Optometrie/

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