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Licenciatura em Ortóptica

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
Anatomophysiology 1st Semester 5.5
Information And Communication Technologies 1st Semester 4.5
Biochemistry 1st Semester 4.5
Cell Biology and Histology 1st Semester 5.5
Introdução à Profissão 1st Semester 4.5
Applied Physics 1st Semester 5.5
Biostatistics 2nd Semester 7.0
Psychology Of Communication And Interpersonal Relationships 2nd Semester 5.5
Microbiologia e Infecciologia 2nd Semester 5.5
Sistema Visual 2nd Semester 7.5
Patologia 2nd Semester 4.5
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Farmacologia e Terapêutica 1st Semester 4.5
Ortótica I 1st Semester 4.0
Perimetria 1st Semester 4.0
Epidemiology And Public Health 1st Semester 4.5
Oftalmologia I 1st Semester 3.0
Ótica Fisiológica 1st Semester 6.0
Motilidade Ocular 1st Semester 4.0
Mecanismos de Processamento Visual I 2nd Semester 6.0
Optometria/contactologia 2nd Semester 5.5
Ortótica II 2nd Semester 5.5
Deficiência Visual e Reabilitação I 2nd Semester 4.0
Psicofísica da Visão 2nd Semester 4.0
Oftalmologia II 2nd Semester 5.0
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Mecanismos de Processamento Visual II 1st Semester 4.0
Deficiência Visual e Reabilitação II 1st Semester 4.0
Ortótica III 1st Semester 4.0
Investigação em Ortótica I 1st Semester 6.0
Métodos de Estudo do Segmento Anterior 1st Semester 4.0
Electrofisiologia do Sistema Visual e Neuroimagem 1st Semester 4.0
Health Psychology 1st Semester 4.0
Estágio de Aprendizagem I 2nd Semester 4.0
Métodos de Estudo do Segmento Posterior 2nd Semester 7.0
Casos Clínicos 2nd Semester 5.5
Investigação em Ortótica II 2nd Semester 5.5
Seminários Multidisciplinares 2nd Semester 2.5
Management And Entrepreneurship 2nd Semester 5.5
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Estágio de Aprendizagem II 1st Semester 28.0
Projeto de Investigação I 1st Semester 2.0
Estágio de Aprendizagem III 2nd Semester 28.0
Projeto de Investigação II 2nd Semester 2.0
  • 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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