Head of the study: Prof. Josip Čulig, Ph.D., prim.dr.med.

Professional title upon graduation:  professional baccalaureus/baccalaurea engineer of optometry

Abbreviation: bacc. ing. opt.

Type of study: full-time and part-time study

The study programme of Optometry is intended for persons who want to work in the area of optometry and eye optics. By completing the professional study programme of Optometry the students acquire knowledge and skills in optometric activities.

Professional competences: optical correction of refraction and other eye anomalies, independent determination and implementation of necessary eyeglasses, contact lenses and other visual aids, recognizing anomalies of the visual system, ergonomics of vision, counselling about proper use of spectacles and contact lenses and other visual aids

General competences: Proposing a vision testing plan and necessary corrective aids to the client based on anamnesis and preliminary testing. Application of ethical and professional principles and application of general knowledge of eye diagnostics.

LO label Learning outcomes description
OCO1 Explain the working principles for the optical elements of physical optics
OCO2 Differentiate the types of optical materials with regard to structure, properties and application
OCO3 Compare the efficiency of various optical aids, optometric instruments in individual measurements and the effect of diagnostic drugs
OCO4 Explain the basic functions and anatomy of the eye in relation to the entire human body
OCO5 Apply ethical and professional principles for the responsible and efficient work performance
OCO6 Use the English language in the reading of professional literature and professional communication
OCO7 Suggest an appropriate sight testing plan for the client, based on their anamnesis and previous testing
OCO8 Identify changes in the eye requiring examination and monitoring by an ophthalmologist
OCO9 Differentiate physiological conditions from pathological changes in the eye which affect vision and visual acuity
OCO10 Suggest corrective visual aids with the purpose of ensuring high quality service and improving the client’s quality of life
OCO11 Create a plan of using, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining visual aids
OCO12 Apply the rules of business etiquette in relation to clients and associates
OCO13 Use teamwork skills
OCO14 Suggest solutions from the field of the optometric profession
OCO15 Use professional literature and tools for searching available databases and knowledge bases (libraries, e-libraries, Internet) for teaching and selflearning
OCO16 Connect new knowledge with the adoption of new technologies and the application in the professional work



Obligatory courses:

Elective courses:

Stress psychology (2+1)
Fundamentals of law and legal regulations (2+1)
Protection at work (2+1)
Quality assurance and control (2+1)
Ethics in optics (2+0)
Communicology (2+1)
Psycho-physiology of work (2+1)
Computer science II (2+1)
Production engineering (2+1)
Management and entrepreneurship (2+1)
University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb:
Fundamentals of research and statistics (2+2)
Biochemistry (2+2)
Healthcare psychology (1+1)
Health care (3+0)
Psychological development of humans (2+1)
Neurology (2+0)College of Occupational Safety in Zagreb:
Vocational psychology (2+2)
Physical harmfulness (3+3)
Occupational health (3+2)