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Licenciatura em Ortótica

The Undergraduate programme in Orthoptics confers qualification to the professional and autonomous practice of the profession of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technician, acknowledged in the Decrees-Law no. 564/99 of 21/12; no. 261/93 of 24/07 and no. 320/99 of 11/08, and the Order no. 3207/2012 of 03/12. It provides students with capacities to act “in accordance with clinical advice, pre-diagnosis and research/identification of procedures, being responsible for the conception, planning, organization, application and assessment of work procedures within his area of activity, with the aim of promoting health, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and reinsertion” (DL no. 564/99 of 21/12, point 2 of art.3). The objectives of this study programme are defined in the Order no. 782/2009, of 23/07.

There are numerous areas of intervention in Orthoptics, such as: performing anatomical and physiological examinations of different ocular structures, with the aim of assessing eye function and nerve conduction of visual stimuli; executing, interpreting and implementing multiple techniques, not only in the domain of diagnosis but also in therapeutics, in the context of binocular vision and in the rehabilitation of visually impaired individuals, covering all age groups (from children to elderly people).


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Número: R/A-Cr50/2015
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho nº 7057/2015
Unidade Ano Período
Biostatistics 1 Summer Semester
Psychology Of Communication And Interpersonal Relationships 1 Summer Semester
Microbiologia e Infecciologia 1 Summer Semester
Sistema Visual 1 Summer Semester
Patologia 1 Summer Semester
Anatomophysiology 1 Winter Semester
Information And Communication Technologies 1 Winter Semester
Biochemistry 1 Winter Semester
Cell Biology and Histology 1 Winter Semester
Introdução à Profissão 1 Winter Semester
Applied Physics 1 Winter Semester
Mecanismos de Processamento Visual I 2 Summer Semester
Optometria/contactologia 2 Summer Semester
Ortótica II 2 Summer Semester
Deficiência Visual e Reabilitação I 2 Summer Semester
Psicofísica da Visão 2 Summer Semester
Oftalmologia II 2 Summer Semester
Farmacologia e Terapêutica 2 Winter Semester
Ortótica I 2 Winter Semester
Perimetria 2 Winter Semester
Epidemiology And Public Health 2 Winter Semester
Oftalmologia I 2 Winter Semester
Motilidade Ocular 2 Winter Semester
Ótica Fisiológica 2 Winter Semester
Estágio de Aprendizagem I 3 Summer Semester
Métodos de Estudo do Segmento Posterior 3 Summer Semester
Casos Clínicos 3 Summer Semester
Investigação em Ortótica II 3 Summer Semester
Seminários Multidisciplinares 3 Summer Semester
Management And Entrepreneurship 3 Summer Semester
Mecanismos de Processamento Visual II 3 Winter Semester
Deficiência Visual e Reabilitação II 3 Winter Semester
Ortótica III 3 Winter Semester
Investigação em Ortótica I 3 Winter Semester
Métodos de Estudo do Segmento Anterior 3 Winter Semester
Electrofisiologia do Sistema Visual e Neuroimagem 3 Winter Semester
Health Psychology 3 Winter Semester
Estágio de Aprendizagem III 4 Summer Semester
Projeto de Investigação II 4 Summer Semester
Estágio de Aprendizagem II 4 Winter Semester
Projeto de Investigação I 4 Winter Semester
  • The orthoptist integrates multidisciplinary teams, working in institutions of primary or differentiated healthcare (such as health centres and hospitals), public or private. In addition to this, he can also perform duties in Higher Education Institutions, occupying teaching and research positions. The programme enables the acquisition of competences in the field of eye care, and is on the same level of its European counterparts. Graduates will be able to exercise the profession within an European and global sphere.

Application Grade (Minimum)

95 points

Tests for Admission

95 points

One of the following combinations:

02 Biology and Geology


02 Biology and Geology + 07 Physics and Chemistry


02 Biology and Geology + 16 Mathematics

Application Grade (Formula)

High School Average Grade 50%

Tests for Admission 50%


Medical Certificate

Individual Health Survey

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