cod. 15572

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate (MED/50)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to enable the student to learn and understand through lectures and interactive practices, the principles of instrumental examination of the eye, the correct use of contact lenses, and the different options of refractive surgery. It also provides the basic elements for the interpretation of these information in order to gain the ability to use the knowledge and understanding on their own.
The student at the end of the course, using the knowledge of anatomy and physiopathology previously acquired, must demonstrate knowledge and understanding the new information.
The student also applying the knowledge and understanding acquired, shall be able, even collaborating with other professionals, to be able to exploit the new expertise their own.


Course unit content

Diagnostic instruments for the examination of the eye structures and for the evaluation and measurement of visual function.
Principles of fluorescence angiography of the retina.
Different types of contact lenses for the correction of refraction errors, as well as for therapeutic and cosmetic eye care.
Principles of refractive surgery.

Full programme


American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic series
Didactic material available on the Elly platform

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform. Lectures may be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination modalities of the integrated course

Other information