Clinical Optometry (advanced in-service training)
Das macht diesen Studiengang besonders:
- Part-time continuing education
- Study at the interface between people, medicine and technology
Graduates of the part-time Master's programme "Clinical Optometry" have a complex field of application that represents an excellent interface between people, medicine and technology, both in practical ophthalmic optics/optometry and health services as well as in research and development. They are thus able to recognise, analyse and adequately care for visual disorders at a scientific level. This includes optical and optometric as well as biological and clinical-medical knowledge and techniques to investigate visual disorders and achieve the best possible vision.
With the further education and part-time Master's degree programme "Clinical Optometry", you will open up further professional fields of application beyond the traditional optician's trade, such as specialised optician's shops/optometry practices/institutes, contact lens institutes, ophthalmological institutions (ophthalmologist's practices and eye clinics) or institutions for rehabilitation of the visually impaired. They are able to apply comprehensive optometric examinations in a practice-relevant and goal-oriented manner through knowledge and techniques on the visual system and its measurement.
The scientific training during the study programme and the writing of a master's thesis also enables them to work at a research institute.
By imparting competences in business administration and project management, management positions in specialist shops, branches and companies in the field of ophthalmic optics/optometry as well as in the optical industry, e.g. in marketing or in research and development, can be excellently filled.
With the "Master of Science" degree, you also acquire an internationally recognised qualification and thus have the opportunity to work abroad. And if you would like to continue your studies, there is the possibility to start a doctorate.
Within the framework of the part-time study programme, you will have become familiar with advanced optometric examination methods and care options, enabling you to provide complex care for people of all ages. In addition, you will be able to think your way into new situations within a very short time, develop solutions alone and in a team and think outside the box thanks to the interdisciplinary orientation of the degree programme. You have learned to look at complex tasks from different perspectives as well as to work on tasks at a scientific level and you have the self-confidence to solve problems with common sense.
In your studies you will deal with, among other things:
- Clinical optometry
- Advanced biomedicine and refractive surgery
- Sports optometry
- Fitting special contact lenses
- Light and illumination
- Paediatric and interdisciplinary optometry
- Binocular disorders and their treatment, including vision training/therapy
- Business administration and project management
- Scientific work and communication
- Vision Training/Therapy
- Interdisciplinary Optometry
- Sports Optometry
- Casuistry Sports Optometry
- Clinical Optometry
- Casuistry Binocular Vision
- Light and Illumination
- Business Administration
- Project Management
- Clinical Optometry II
- Project: Advanced Biomedicine and Refractive Surgery
- Fitting of special contact lenses
- Scientific work and communication
- Master's thesis
- First degree: Bachelor's degree in the field of ophthalmic optics/optometry with 210 ECTS.
- Bachelor's degree in the field of ophthalmic optics/optometry with 180 ECTS and further 30 ECTS which can be proven by the end of the Master's programme, e.g. practical professional experience and competences, subject-specific further and continuing education, subject-specific work abroad, optometric casuistry, guest lectures, active participation in relevant professional associations) or
- Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) optometry (7 or 8 semesters) or
- completed training as a master optician and corresponding further education at university level
- Abitur or Fachhochschulreife is not required separately, as admission to studies can be granted with the master craftsman's diploma
- Overall grade of first degree of at least 2.5
- at least 1 year of qualifying practical experience in applied optometry
- printed and signed application form of the campus portal of the EAH Jena
- If applicable, proof of additional qualifications or further education relevant to admission.
- In the case of a first professional qualification with 180 ECTS, proof of an additional 2 years of relevant professional experience after obtaining the degree must be submitted.
- certified copy of the first university degree certificate or submission of the original
- Copy of the university entrance qualification
- Certificate of exmatriculation from the last university
- Passport photo (preferably in digital form)
- If applicable, a curriculum vitae in tabular form with experience abroad and in practice
- Online proof of health insurance (for applicants who have not yet reached the age of 30)
- International applicants must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (e.g. TestDaF or Goethe-Zertifikat C2).
Application for the part-time Master's programme "Clinical Optometry" is only possible after a personal consultation.
An application for a place on the desired Master's degree programme is first made online. After you have entered all data on the online application portal, a PDF application for admission to the Master's programme with an applicant number will be generated. Please sign this and send it by post together with the rest of the Checklist to the Master Service. Please note the current application deadlines. After receipt of your application, the JenALL team will contact you.