Thesis/Final examination

In order to qualify as an Orthoptist and Assistant in Ophthalmology, the student must take a final examination, which he or she can enrol on after passing all the other activities envisaged in his or her training.

Characteristics of the final examination and how it is conducted

The final examination consists of:
a) a practical test during which the student must demonstrate that he/she has acquired the theoretical-practical and technical-operational knowledge and skills pertaining to the specific professional profile;
the degree thesis.
The two different parts of the final examination must be assessed equally, both contributing to the determination of the final examination grade.
In the event of an inadequate evaluation of the practical test, the examination is interrupted and considered failed, and must therefore be repeated in its entirety at a subsequent sitting.
The assessment of the final examination is determined by the average (out of 30) of the:
mark out of 30 from the Committee. In the event of an insufficient evaluation (less than 18/30) of the practical test, the examination is interrupted and must be repeated at a subsequent session; Presentation of the thesis: marked out of 30 starting with a minimum mark of 18/30.
The following parameters contribute to determining the graduation grade out of 110:
Weighted average of the marks obtained in the curricular examinations
Final examination mark, awarded by the Committee, calculated according to the average mark (out of 30) of the final examination, with the following table:
Final test mark range
Score range to be awarded
from 18/30 to 22/30 from 1 to 3 points from 23/30 to 26/30 from 4 to 7 points from 27/30 to 30/30 from 8 to 10 points The test is divided into two sessions.
It is possible for the student to write the paper in English.
The final examination of the degree courses has the value of a state exam qualifying successful candidates for professional practice.