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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).


Número: R/A-Cr50/2015
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho nº 7057/2015
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Biostatistics Summer Semester 7.00
Psychology Of Communication And Interpersonal Relationships Summer Semester 5.50
Microbiologia e Infecciologia Summer Semester 5.50
Sistema Visual Summer Semester 7.50
Patologia Summer Semester 4.50
Anatomophysiology Winter Semester 5.50
Information And Communication Technologies Winter Semester 4.50
Biochemistry Winter Semester 4.50
Cell Biology and Histology Winter Semester 5.50
Introdução à Profissão Winter Semester 4.50
Applied Physics Winter Semester 5.50
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Mecanismos de Processamento Visual I Summer Semester 6.00
Optometria/contactologia Summer Semester 5.50
Ortótica II Summer Semester 5.50
Deficiência Visual e Reabilitação I Summer Semester 4.00
Psicofísica da Visão Summer Semester 4.00
Oftalmologia II Summer Semester 5.00
Farmacologia e Terapêutica Winter Semester 4.50
Ortótica I Winter Semester 4.00
Perimetria Winter Semester 4.00
Epidemiology And Public Health Winter Semester 4.50
Oftalmologia I Winter Semester 3.00
Motilidade Ocular Winter Semester 4.00
Ótica Fisiológica Winter Semester 6.00
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Estágio de Aprendizagem I Summer Semester 4.00
Métodos de Estudo do Segmento Posterior Summer Semester 7.00
Casos Clínicos Summer Semester 5.50
Investigação em Ortótica II Summer Semester 5.50
Seminários Multidisciplinares Summer Semester 2.50
Management And Entrepreneurship Summer Semester 5.50
Mecanismos de Processamento Visual II Winter Semester 4.00
Deficiência Visual e Reabilitação II Winter Semester 4.00
Ortótica III Winter Semester 4.00
Investigação em Ortótica I Winter Semester 6.00
Métodos de Estudo do Segmento Anterior Winter Semester 4.00
Electrofisiologia do Sistema Visual e Neuroimagem Winter Semester 4.00
Health Psychology Winter Semester 4.00
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Estágio de Aprendizagem III Summer Semester 28.00
Projeto de Investigação II Summer Semester 2.00
Estágio de Aprendizagem II Winter Semester 28.00
Projeto de Investigação I Winter Semester 2.00
  • 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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