Bachelor Degree in Optics and Optometry

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The Bachelor Degree Course in Optics and Optometry aims at providing the students with a basic knowledge in physics and chemistry, which can be a proper background for more technical subjects in the fields of optics, optometry, and contact lenses. The teaching organization of the course has been set with professional associations as consultants; several professors teaching the technical subjects come from those associations and work as optometrists.
In the Degree programme, besides basic subjects of physics, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology, several subjects dealing with optic instruments, optometric methods, and contact lenses are covered. In addition, all students are trained for several months at the university laboratories or in Institutions or companies working in the fields of optometry and contact lenses. In view of their future work as optometrists, lessons and seminars for the students are organized, aimed at deepening their knowledge and at illustrating all the characteristics of the profession.

After obtaining the Degree, the students possess a basic technical-scientific knowledge in applied physics, biology, physiology (mostly applied to the eye and vision) and they know the working principles and practical use of the methods and techniques for analyzing the eye and the vision system, as well as about modern instrumentation used in optometry.
During their practical training at university, the students learn how to carry out a complete optometric analysis and how to solve the problems detected by means of the most proper vision aids.

The course is taught in Italian.

Degree Programme

1st YEAR

MATHEMATICS I (8 ECTS, 1st SEM)
HUMAN AND OCULAR ANATOMY AND HISTOLOGY (8 ECTS, 1st SEM)
GEOMETRIC AND OPHTHALMIC OPTICS WITH LABORATORY (8 ECTS, 1st SEM)
CHEMISTRY (12 ECTS, 1st SEM)
OPTICAL AND OPHTHALMIC SYSTEMS WITH LABORATORY (6 ECTS, 2nd SEM)
GENERAL AND OCULAR PHYSIOLOGY (8 ECTS, 2nd SEM)
PHYSICS I (8 ECTS, 2nd SEM)
EUROPEAN LANGUAGE (3 ECTS)
TOTAL ECTS 1st YEAR: 61

 

2nd YEAR

MATHEMATICS II (8 ECTS, 1st SEM)
GENERAL OPTICS OF CONTACT LENS FITTING (12 ECTS, 1st SEM)
GENERAL PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES FOR OPTOMETRY (12 ECTS, 1st SEM)
LABORATORY OF PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES FOR OPTOMETRY (8 ECTS, 1st and 2nd SEM)
LABORATORY OF PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES FOR CONTACT LENS FITTING (8 ECTS, 1st and 2nd SEM)
PHYSICS II (8 ECTS, 2nd SEM)
VISUAL PERCEPTION (6 ECTS, 1st SEM)
TOTAL ECTS 2nd YEAR: 62

 

3rd YEAR

PRINCIPLES OF OCULAR PATHOLOGY (4 ECTS, 1st SEM)
ADVANCED OPTOMETRY WITH LABORATORY (8 ECTS, 1st SEM)
INTERACTION MATTER WITH LIGHT (6 ECTS, 1st SEM)
HISTORY OF MODERN PHYSICS AND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS (6 ECTS, 1st SEM)
ELECTIVE COURSES (12 ECTS)
OTHER FORMATIVE ACTIVITIES (SEMINARS AND OTHER) (5 ECTS)
INTERNSHIP (13 ECTS)
FINAL EXAMINATION (3 ECTS)
TOTAL ECTS 3rd YEAR: 57

International

Mobility Outgoing

During the track
Students may take advantage of International mobility agreements attending Courses at European Universities within the ERASMUS+ calls. Please see the related link at www.unimib.it

During the Thesis
Thesis and Internship may be partially or fully carried out in European Universities through agreements within the Erasmus+ Traineeship  programme, and EXTRAEU calls for Thesis at extra-EU Universities. Please see the related links at www.unimib.it

In a Dual Degree Track
The Bachelor degree programme in Optics and Optometry includes student positions within the joint international programme of Dual degrees in Optics and Optometry with the University of Aalen

 

Mobility Incoming

For incoming students, please see the related web page at https://www.unimib.it/unimib-international/mobility-erasmus-and-exchange-incoming

 

For further information, please contact the Erasmus Coordinator
Prof. Antonio Papagni
tel. +39 02 6448 5234
e-mail: antonio.papagni@unimib.it

Course director

Prof. Adele Sassella
e-mail: adele.sassella@unimib.it
phone: +39 02 6448 5160

Contacts

Course Director
Prof. Adele Sassella
Phone +39 – 02 6448 5164
E-mail: adele.sassella@unimib.it

Prospective Student Coordinator
Prof. Mauro Fasoli
Phone: +39 02 6448 5178
E-mail: mauro.fasoli@unimib.it

Teaching Secretariat
Mrs. Paola Iannaccone
Phone: +39 02 6448 6556
e-mail: didattica.ottica@unimib.it
Front office
Monday 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Wednesday 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 am
U5 Building, 1st floor, 1007 room
via R. Cozzi 55, I-20125 Milano