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Qualification: Master of Science in Optometry, entitled "Investigative Techniques in Optometry". Department of Optics and Optometry. Faculty of Health and Caring Professions. Technological Educational Institute of Athens.

Master of Science in Optometry, entitled "Investigative Techniques in Optometry". Department of Optics and Optometry. Faculty of Health and Caring Professions. Technological Educational Institute of Athens.

Qualification Information

The subject of the Postgraduate Programme is the provision of postgraduate education, advanced knowledge, background and knowhow, the conduct of research and practical training of postgraduate students in the scientific field of Optometric Control techniques, in the application of specialized contact lenses, in the imaging techniques for the eye, in the prevention and diagnosis of problems and conditions of the optical system.
The purposes of the Postgraduate programme are the following:
a) Provide to students with an integrated view of the optometric control and protocol, of specialized applications of contact lenses, knowledge about the identification of problems and conditions of the optic system and of the eye specifically.
b) Equip students with skills that are going to be used as tools in order to design and perform objective refractory measurements, screening control, deal with and monitor ophthalmic conditions and optical problems.
c) Provide a high level of academic and clinical scientific education, so they, either working as autonomous professionals or by working in structures related to the provision of optometric control, can elevate the level of ophthalmic health for the population. At the same time, it aims to the development and forwarding of research in the field of optometry.
d) Create professionals who shall be capable of applying of formulating policies for preventing screening and post-treatment management of ophthalmic conditions, as specialized personnel with an important social and financial impact to our country.

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Qualification's Type

MASTER’S DEGREE (METAPTYCHIAKO DIPLOMA EIDIKEFSIS)

Education Sector

Higher education

Purpose

Basic

Duration

2 years

The subject of the Postgraduate Programme is the provision of postgraduate education, advanced knowledge, background and knowhow, the conduct of research and practical training of postgraduate students in the scientific field of Optometric Control techniques, in the application of specialized contact lenses, in the imaging techniques for the eye, in the prevention and diagnosis of problems and conditions of the optical system.

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NQF Level: 
7
Awarding body: 

Technological Educational Institute of Athens

Awarding body contact info: 

Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος, 12243 Αιγάλεω, 2105385100, fax: 2105911590, e-mail: proedr@teiath.gr


National occupation classification: 

ISCO 08

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Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.

Expiry date: 

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Access requirements: 

Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways to acquire: 

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.