Orthoptics

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

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Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1GOMVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

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Module description:

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Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1WK1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Introduction to Profession and Studies

Module description:

Graduates are informed about the running, organisation, contents and focus of the course and become aware of the places of study and their specific organisation. They get an accurate insight into the profession of orthoptists and a basis to reflect on their decision to choose this profession.They know the different work areas of orthoptics and their specific tasks and aims and they can relate those to other health care professions. They know the core competencies of their own and related professions and where these link together. They know ethical, social, legal and institutional conditions of the orthoptic profession and can analyse the work field of Austrian orthoptists in comparison to international orthoptists. They know the term "orthoptic process". They understand the social environment of their future work and its influence on it. By discussing the topics of gender and diversity they begin to understand the complexity of health care system and the necessity of individualising care for their patients. Graduates have developed their learning skills. They have reflected their learning behaviour and acquired knowledge of further methods of organising learning.They understand learning as a process with its successive steps and can now deduct learning strategies and plans. They reflect their motivation for learning and how they may influence it. They know reading styles, structuring techniques and mnemonic training methods and in which situations to use them.They implement scientific methods of collecting subject-specific information. Graduates know the basics of project management and presentation methods.

Clinical Placement attendant Course 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1PB1IT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Placement 1

Module description:

The graduates acquire general basic knowledge for the clinical placements and special organisational and administrative knowledge for the introduction in practical training. In this training, they reflect upon their first encounters with different professional groups in an institutional context and with patients and their family members. They see that in orthoptics, a scope of action and decision making exists. They understand the meaning of a systematical documentation in the orthoptic and the educational process. They know how to discuss and to reflect upon contentual-methodical and social-communicative aspects of the respective phase of their practical training. They recognise life-threatening conditions and can provide first aid.

Clinical placement 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1PR1IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Placement 1

Module description:

The graduates acquire general basic knowledge for the clinical placements and special organisational and administrative knowledge for the introduction in practical training. In this training, they reflect upon their first encounters with different professional groups in an institutional context and with patients and their family members. They see that in orthoptics, a scope of action and decision making exists. They understand the meaning of a systematical documentation in the orthoptic and the educational process. They know how to discuss and to reflect upon contentual-methodical and social-communicative aspects of the respective phase of their practical training. They recognise life-threatening conditions and can provide first aid.

Eye Anatomy, Physiology and Examination

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1APUIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Basic knowledge - medicine and psychology

Module description:

Graduates have a sound knowledge of the relationship between the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. They apply a holistic approach to the human organism and are well versed with biomedical systematics and terminology. They understand morphological and functional coherences of a healthy human body and the aetiology of disease. This aids in a wider understanding of physiological and pathological processes. Students are able to recognise life-threatening disease and apply first aid treatment. A basic competency for working in the health care system is a knowledge of the processes that lead to the spreading of infectious disease and an awareness of actions which prevent this. They are well aquainted with the anatomy and function of the eye, the lacrimal system and the lids, as well as assessment of the anterior segments of the eye and medical imaging in ophthalmology. They understand the concept of health and illness and of factors influencing them. Graduates have a knowledge of the classicifications and principles of disability and illness, and they have an exemplary understanding of relevant psychological diseases.

Human Biology and Pathology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1HUPVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 5
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Basic knowledge - medicine and psychology

Module description:

Graduates have a sound knowledge of the relationship between the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. They apply a holistic approach to the human organism and are well versed with biomedical systematics and terminology. They understand morphological and functional coherences of a healthy human body and the aetiology of disease. This aids in a wider understanding of physiological and pathological processes. Students are able to recognise life-threatening disease and apply first aid treatment. A basic competency for working in the health care system is a knowledge of the processes that lead to the spreading of infectious disease and an awareness of actions which prevent this. They are well aquainted with the anatomy and function of the eye, the lacrimal system and the lids, as well as assessment of the anterior segments of the eye and medical imaging in ophthalmology. They understand the concept of health and illness and of factors influencing them. Graduates have a knowledge of the classicifications and principles of disability and illness, and they have an exemplary understanding of relevant psychological diseases.

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1EKPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Basic knowledge - medicine and psychology

Module description:

Graduates have a sound knowledge of the relationship between the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. They apply a holistic approach to the human organism and are well versed with biomedical systematics and terminology. They understand morphological and functional coherences of a healthy human body and the aetiology of disease. This aids in a wider understanding of physiological and pathological processes. Students are able to recognise life-threatening disease and apply first aid treatment. A basic competency for working in the health care system is a knowledge of the processes that lead to the spreading of infectious disease and an awareness of actions which prevent this. They are well aquainted with the anatomy and function of the eye, the lacrimal system and the lids, as well as assessment of the anterior segments of the eye and medical imaging in ophthalmology. They understand the concept of health and illness and of factors influencing them. Graduates have a knowledge of the classicifications and principles of disability and illness, and they have an exemplary understanding of relevant psychological diseases.

Introduction to Profession and Studies

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1EBSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Introduction to Profession and Studies

Module description:

Graduates are informed about the running, organisation, contents and focus of the course and become aware of the places of study and their specific organisation. They get an accurate insight into the profession of orthoptists and a basis to reflect on their decision to choose this profession.They know the different work areas of orthoptics and their specific tasks and aims and they can relate those to other health care professions. They know the core competencies of their own and related professions and where these link together. They know ethical, social, legal and institutional conditions of the orthoptic profession and can analyse the work field of Austrian orthoptists in comparison to international orthoptists. They know the term "orthoptic process". They understand the social environment of their future work and its influence on it. By discussing the topics of gender and diversity they begin to understand the complexity of health care system and the necessity of individualising care for their patients. Graduates have developed their learning skills. They have reflected their learning behaviour and acquired knowledge of further methods of organising learning.They understand learning as a process with its successive steps and can now deduct learning strategies and plans. They reflect their motivation for learning and how they may influence it. They know reading styles, structuring techniques and mnemonic training methods and in which situations to use them.They implement scientific methods of collecting subject-specific information. Graduates know the basics of project management and presentation methods.

Orthoptics - Practice 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1FP1UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

-

Superior module:

-

Module description:

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Principles of Hygiene

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1HYGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Basic knowledge - medicine and psychology

Module description:

Graduates have a sound knowledge of the relationship between the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human body. They apply a holistic approach to the human organism and are well versed with biomedical systematics and terminology. They understand morphological and functional coherences of a healthy human body and the aetiology of disease. This aids in a wider understanding of physiological and pathological processes. Students are able to recognise life-threatening disease and apply first aid treatment. A basic competency for working in the health care system is a knowledge of the processes that lead to the spreading of infectious disease and an awareness of actions which prevent this. They are well aquainted with the anatomy and function of the eye, the lacrimal system and the lids, as well as assessment of the anterior segments of the eye and medical imaging in ophthalmology. They understand the concept of health and illness and of factors influencing them. Graduates have a knowledge of the classicifications and principles of disability and illness, and they have an exemplary understanding of relevant psychological diseases.

Principles of Orthoptic Methods

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1OMGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

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Module description:

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Sensory of Binocular Vision

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1SBSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

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Module description:

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Strabismus

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1STRIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

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Module description:

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Technical and Hygienic Standards

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB1THSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

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Module description:

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Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2USEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Concomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates know types of concomitant squint, sensory and motoric characteristics, specific assessment procedures, treatment, course of disease and prognosis. They have detailed knowledge of amblyopia, its causes, classification, assessment and treatment options and can deduct appropriate therapeutic needs from the assessment findings and the age of the patients.They know about the importance of prevention. Graduates know selected theories and models of communication, basic principles of conversation and can apply them to their professional practice. They know how to brief patients and their relatives about the assessment and treatment plan. They appreciate the necessity of adressing potential conflicts within their team, are able to give appropriate feedback and to search for common solutions. They are able to carry out a full orthoptic assessment, choose and utilise the appropriate tests. They can document the results and - under supervision - analyse these results, distinguish normal and conspicuous results and match them with a diagnosis. They are able to draw up simple orthoptic diagnostic and therapeutic concepts, choose and use the appropriate tests, equipment and materials. They have practiced these skills on examples of the orthoptic process. They know basic English terminology related to concomitant squints.

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2NKSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

-

Superior module:

Concomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates know types of concomitant squint, sensory and motoric characteristics, specific assessment procedures, treatment, course of disease and prognosis. They have detailed knowledge of amblyopia, its causes, classification, assessment and treatment options and can deduct appropriate therapeutic needs from the assessment findings and the age of the patients.They know about the importance of prevention. Graduates know selected theories and models of communication, basic principles of conversation and can apply them to their professional practice. They know how to brief patients and their relatives about the assessment and treatment plan. They appreciate the necessity of adressing potential conflicts within their team, are able to give appropriate feedback and to search for common solutions. They are able to carry out a full orthoptic assessment, choose and utilise the appropriate tests. They can document the results and - under supervision - analyse these results, distinguish normal and conspicuous results and match them with a diagnosis. They are able to draw up simple orthoptic diagnostic and therapeutic concepts, choose and use the appropriate tests, equipment and materials. They have practiced these skills on examples of the orthoptic process. They know basic English terminology related to concomitant squints.

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2AKSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Concomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates know types of concomitant squint, sensory and motoric characteristics, specific assessment procedures, treatment, course of disease and prognosis. They have detailed knowledge of amblyopia, its causes, classification, assessment and treatment options and can deduct appropriate therapeutic needs from the assessment findings and the age of the patients.They know about the importance of prevention. Graduates know selected theories and models of communication, basic principles of conversation and can apply them to their professional practice. They know how to brief patients and their relatives about the assessment and treatment plan. They appreciate the necessity of adressing potential conflicts within their team, are able to give appropriate feedback and to search for common solutions. They are able to carry out a full orthoptic assessment, choose and utilise the appropriate tests. They can document the results and - under supervision - analyse these results, distinguish normal and conspicuous results and match them with a diagnosis. They are able to draw up simple orthoptic diagnostic and therapeutic concepts, choose and use the appropriate tests, equipment and materials. They have practiced these skills on examples of the orthoptic process. They know basic English terminology related to concomitant squints.

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2OTRIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Ophthalmology and Optometry

Module description:

Graduates know the basics of pathology of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, of the lacrimal gland and the lids, as well as glaucoma. They know assessment techniques used to diagnose and evaluate ocular disorders and have basic knowledge of the indication and effectiveness of pharmacological and surgical therapies. They know the basics of pharmacology i.e. the mechanism of action of the most common agents in strabismology. Graduates know the neuroanatomical and -physiological foundations of vision and visual perception. They have detailed knowledge of physical and physiological optics. They can explain the optics of emmetropic and ametropic eyes and the influence of lenses. They know about the quality of vision with glasses and can measure all types of spectacle lenses using manual vertometry. They know about types of spectacles, lenses and frames and know the basic parameters of a spectacle prescription. They know about refractive development, accommodation, pupillary reactions, presbyopia and the correction of refractive anomalies.

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2ODAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Ophthalmology and Optometry

Module description:

Graduates know the basics of pathology of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, of the lacrimal gland and the lids, as well as glaucoma. They know assessment techniques used to diagnose and evaluate ocular disorders and have basic knowledge of the indication and effectiveness of pharmacological and surgical therapies. They know the basics of pharmacology i.e. the mechanism of action of the most common agents in strabismology. Graduates know the neuroanatomical and -physiological foundations of vision and visual perception. They have detailed knowledge of physical and physiological optics. They can explain the optics of emmetropic and ametropic eyes and the influence of lenses. They know about the quality of vision with glasses and can measure all types of spectacle lenses using manual vertometry. They know about types of spectacles, lenses and frames and know the basic parameters of a spectacle prescription. They know about refractive development, accommodation, pupillary reactions, presbyopia and the correction of refractive anomalies.

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2ZOMVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

-

Superior module:

Ophthalmology and Optometry

Module description:

Graduates know the basics of pathology of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, of the lacrimal gland and the lids, as well as glaucoma. They know assessment techniques used to diagnose and evaluate ocular disorders and have basic knowledge of the indication and effectiveness of pharmacological and surgical therapies. They know the basics of pharmacology i.e. the mechanism of action of the most common agents in strabismology. Graduates know the neuroanatomical and -physiological foundations of vision and visual perception. They have detailed knowledge of physical and physiological optics. They can explain the optics of emmetropic and ametropic eyes and the influence of lenses. They know about the quality of vision with glasses and can measure all types of spectacle lenses using manual vertometry. They know about types of spectacles, lenses and frames and know the basic parameters of a spectacle prescription. They know about refractive development, accommodation, pupillary reactions, presbyopia and the correction of refractive anomalies.

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2WK2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

-

Superior module:

Introduction to Profession and Studies

Module description:

Graduates are informed about the running, organisation, contents and focus of the course and become aware of the places of study and their specific organisation. They get an accurate insight into the profession of orthoptists and a basis to reflect on their decision to choose this profession.They know the different work areas of orthoptics and their specific tasks and aims and they can relate those to other health care professions. They know the core competencies of their own and related professions and where these link together. They know ethical, social, legal and institutional conditions of the orthoptic profession and can analyse the work field of Austrian orthoptists in comparison to international orthoptists. They know the term "orthoptic process". They understand the social environment of their future work and its influence on it. By discussing the topics of gender and diversity they begin to understand the complexity of health care system and the necessity of individualising care for their patients. Graduates have developed their learning skills. They have reflected their learning behaviour and acquired knowledge of further methods of organising learning.They understand learning as a process with its successive steps and can now deduct learning strategies and plans. They reflect their motivation for learning and how they may influence it. They know reading styles, structuring techniques and mnemonic training methods and in which situations to use them.They implement scientific methods of collecting subject-specific information. Graduates know the basics of project management and presentation methods.

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2AUCIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

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Module description:

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Case Management 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2CM1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

-

Superior module:

Concomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates know types of concomitant squint, sensory and motoric characteristics, specific assessment procedures, treatment, course of disease and prognosis. They have detailed knowledge of amblyopia, its causes, classification, assessment and treatment options and can deduct appropriate therapeutic needs from the assessment findings and the age of the patients.They know about the importance of prevention. Graduates know selected theories and models of communication, basic principles of conversation and can apply them to their professional practice. They know how to brief patients and their relatives about the assessment and treatment plan. They appreciate the necessity of adressing potential conflicts within their team, are able to give appropriate feedback and to search for common solutions. They are able to carry out a full orthoptic assessment, choose and utilise the appropriate tests. They can document the results and - under supervision - analyse these results, distinguish normal and conspicuous results and match them with a diagnosis. They are able to draw up simple orthoptic diagnostic and therapeutic concepts, choose and use the appropriate tests, equipment and materials. They have practiced these skills on examples of the orthoptic process. They know basic English terminology related to concomitant squints.

Clinical Placement attendant Course 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2PB2IT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Placement 2

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. On volunteer patients they can take the medical history and carry out standard orthoptic examinations, document the results, take measurements for unifocal glasses and give treatment for amblyopia. They can carry out selected ophthalmologic examinations (e.g. automatic perimetry, diagnostic examinations for glaucoma, etc) and hygienic measures needed for their orthoptic work. They can write anonymized patient demonstrations, process work results, analyse and reflect. With first patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with test situations in practice in an adequate way. They further learn how to analyse, to reflect upon and to present their diagnostic acting. They also know how to assess their practical level of training, how to recognise learning and improvement potential and how to assure learning progress. Graduates realize the importance of systematical, empirical data acquisition in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Clinical placement 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2PR2IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 9
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Placement 2

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. On volunteer patients they can take the medical history and carry out standard orthoptic examinations, document the results, take measurements for unifocal glasses and give treatment for amblyopia. They can carry out selected ophthalmologic examinations (e.g. automatic perimetry, diagnostic examinations for glaucoma, etc) and hygienic measures needed for their orthoptic work. They can write anonymized patient demonstrations, process work results, analyse and reflect. With first patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with test situations in practice in an adequate way. They further learn how to analyse, to reflect upon and to present their diagnostic acting. They also know how to assess their practical level of training, how to recognise learning and improvement potential and how to assure learning progress. Graduates realize the importance of systematical, empirical data acquisition in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Communication and patient guidance 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2KP1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

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Module description:

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Ophthalmology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2OPHVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Ophthalmology and Optometry

Module description:

Graduates know the basics of pathology of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, of the lacrimal gland and the lids, as well as glaucoma. They know assessment techniques used to diagnose and evaluate ocular disorders and have basic knowledge of the indication and effectiveness of pharmacological and surgical therapies. They know the basics of pharmacology i.e. the mechanism of action of the most common agents in strabismology. Graduates know the neuroanatomical and -physiological foundations of vision and visual perception. They have detailed knowledge of physical and physiological optics. They can explain the optics of emmetropic and ametropic eyes and the influence of lenses. They know about the quality of vision with glasses and can measure all types of spectacle lenses using manual vertometry. They know about types of spectacles, lenses and frames and know the basic parameters of a spectacle prescription. They know about refractive development, accommodation, pupillary reactions, presbyopia and the correction of refractive anomalies.

Orthoptics - Practice 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2FP2UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

-

Superior module:

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Module description:

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Principles of Pharmacology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2GPHVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Learning Outcomes:

-

Superior module:

Ophthalmology and Optometry

Module description:

Graduates know the basics of pathology of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, of the lacrimal gland and the lids, as well as glaucoma. They know assessment techniques used to diagnose and evaluate ocular disorders and have basic knowledge of the indication and effectiveness of pharmacological and surgical therapies. They know the basics of pharmacology i.e. the mechanism of action of the most common agents in strabismology. Graduates know the neuroanatomical and -physiological foundations of vision and visual perception. They have detailed knowledge of physical and physiological optics. They can explain the optics of emmetropic and ametropic eyes and the influence of lenses. They know about the quality of vision with glasses and can measure all types of spectacle lenses using manual vertometry. They know about types of spectacles, lenses and frames and know the basic parameters of a spectacle prescription. They know about refractive development, accommodation, pupillary reactions, presbyopia and the correction of refractive anomalies.

Reflective Learning and Practice Monitoring Semester2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code OTKB2RS2RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 2

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. On volunteer patients they can take the medical history and carry out standard orthoptic examinations, document the results, take measurements for unifocal glasses and give treatment for amblyopia. They can carry out selected ophthalmologic examinations (e.g. automatic perimetry, diagnostic examinations for glaucoma, etc) and hygienic measures needed for their orthoptic work. They can write anonymized patient demonstrations, process work results, analyse and reflect. With first patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with test situations in practice in an adequate way. They further learn how to analyse, to reflect upon and to present their diagnostic acting. They also know how to assess their practical level of training, how to recognise learning and improvement potential and how to assure learning progress. Graduates realize the importance of systematical, empirical data acquisition in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

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Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3WK3IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

research and scientific evidence 1

Module description:

The graduates have gained an insight into the specific scientific approach of dealing with problems; they are familiar with relevant research methods and can frame research questions relevant to their field. They can differentiate between assumptions, personal experiences and sound knowledge. They can independently write smaller scientific papers relating to their field (Bachelor Thesis) and present facts as well as personal reflections concisely and comprehensibly. Graduates have basic knowledge of quality development and quality management.

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Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3CM2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Incomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates consolidate their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of cranial nerves and acquire an expertise in the pathology of cranial nerves and acquired oculomotor palsies. They have a knowledge of the specific criteria in order to differentiate between a congenital and acquired palsy and also differentiate them against concomitant types of strabismus. They know the different orthoptic assessment options and are able to use them appropiately on patients with ocular motility disorders. They recognise the necessity for interdisciplinary diagnostic workup. They have developed within the orthoptic process and start to introduce diagnostic, treatment and patient consultation plans to the assessments of simple orthoptic cases. They are able to document assessment and treatment results in a professional manner, analyse the results and match them with relevant diagnoses. They have basic knowledge of the English terminology of incomitant strabismus. Graduates improve their communication skills and competency in giving patient advice. They can structure conflictual situations, work on constructive solutions and develop their own conflict skills. They engage in and deal with professional situations where they practice interdisciplinary conflict management.They address difficult situations in patient advice situations and patient management and develop an awareness for individual needs and coping strategies of their patients. They learn about the influence of subjective theories of disease and learn to reflect personal values and attitudes. Graduates know the impact of health literacy and medical sociology on their professional field.

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Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3CISIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Incomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates consolidate their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of cranial nerves and acquire an expertise in the pathology of cranial nerves and acquired oculomotor palsies. They have a knowledge of the specific criteria in order to differentiate between a congenital and acquired palsy and also differentiate them against concomitant types of strabismus. They know the different orthoptic assessment options and are able to use them appropiately on patients with ocular motility disorders. They recognise the necessity for interdisciplinary diagnostic workup. They have developed within the orthoptic process and start to introduce diagnostic, treatment and patient consultation plans to the assessments of simple orthoptic cases. They are able to document assessment and treatment results in a professional manner, analyse the results and match them with relevant diagnoses. They have basic knowledge of the English terminology of incomitant strabismus. Graduates improve their communication skills and competency in giving patient advice. They can structure conflictual situations, work on constructive solutions and develop their own conflict skills. They engage in and deal with professional situations where they practice interdisciplinary conflict management.They address difficult situations in patient advice situations and patient management and develop an awareness for individual needs and coping strategies of their patients. They learn about the influence of subjective theories of disease and learn to reflect personal values and attitudes. Graduates know the impact of health literacy and medical sociology on their professional field.

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Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3EISIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Learning Outcomes:

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Superior module:

Incomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates consolidate their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of cranial nerves and acquire an expertise in the pathology of cranial nerves and acquired oculomotor palsies. They have a knowledge of the specific criteria in order to differentiate between a congenital and acquired palsy and also differentiate them against concomitant types of strabismus. They know the different orthoptic assessment options and are able to use them appropiately on patients with ocular motility disorders. They recognise the necessity for interdisciplinary diagnostic workup. They have developed within the orthoptic process and start to introduce diagnostic, treatment and patient consultation plans to the assessments of simple orthoptic cases. They are able to document assessment and treatment results in a professional manner, analyse the results and match them with relevant diagnoses. They have basic knowledge of the English terminology of incomitant strabismus. Graduates improve their communication skills and competency in giving patient advice. They can structure conflictual situations, work on constructive solutions and develop their own conflict skills. They engage in and deal with professional situations where they practice interdisciplinary conflict management.They address difficult situations in patient advice situations and patient management and develop an awareness for individual needs and coping strategies of their patients. They learn about the influence of subjective theories of disease and learn to reflect personal values and attitudes. Graduates know the impact of health literacy and medical sociology on their professional field.

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Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3WISPS
Type PS
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

research and scientific evidence 1

Module description:

The graduates have gained an insight into the specific scientific approach of dealing with problems; they are familiar with relevant research methods and can frame research questions relevant to their field. They can differentiate between assumptions, personal experiences and sound knowledge. They can independently write smaller scientific papers relating to their field (Bachelor Thesis) and present facts as well as personal reflections concisely and comprehensibly. Graduates have basic knowledge of quality development and quality management.

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Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3STAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

research and scientific evidence 1

Module description:

The graduates have gained an insight into the specific scientific approach of dealing with problems; they are familiar with relevant research methods and can frame research questions relevant to their field. They can differentiate between assumptions, personal experiences and sound knowledge. They can independently write smaller scientific papers relating to their field (Bachelor Thesis) and present facts as well as personal reflections concisely and comprehensibly. Graduates have basic knowledge of quality development and quality management.

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Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3RUKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3.5
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Refraction, Prevention and Communication

Module description:

Graduates have a basic knowledge of health science and can integrate their own discipline of orthoptics into medical science and a wider framework. They know about the influence of health promotion and prevention. They know which orthoptic screening methods may be useful at different ages and differentiate the treatment criteria of refractive error in relation to preventing vision problems. They can apply their knowledge to a first health promotion / prevention project. They know methods of objective and subjective refraction and use them in simple cases. They know of the possibilities, indication and contraindication of laser refractive surgery. They know different types of contact lenses, their areas of use and handling as well as the basics of fitting contact lenses.

Clinical Placement 3

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3PR3IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 8
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 3

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. They can carry out advanced examinations on patients with concomitant and incomitant strabismus, document the results, analyze and interpret them with assistance, make orthoptic diagnoses with assistance, develop diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and take measurements to fit bifocal glasses. They can write anonymized patient demonstrations, process work results, analyse and reflect. With patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with test situations in practice in an adequate way. They further learn how to analyse, to reflect upon and to present their diagnostic acting. They also know how to assess their practical level of training, how to recognise learning and improvement potential and how to assure learning progress. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Clinical Placement attendant Course 3

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3PB3IT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Placement 3

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. They can carry out advanced examinations on patients with concomitant and incomitant strabismus, document the results, analyze and interpret them with assistance, make orthoptic diagnoses with assistance, develop diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and take measurements to fit bifocal glasses. They can write anonymized patient demonstrations, process work results, analyse and reflect. With patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with test situations in practice in an adequate way. They further learn how to analyse, to reflect upon and to present their diagnostic acting. They also know how to assess their practical level of training, how to recognise learning and improvement potential and how to assure learning progress. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Communication and patient guidance 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3KP2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Refraction, Prevention and Communication

Module description:

Graduates have a basic knowledge of health science and can integrate their own discipline of orthoptics into medical science and a wider framework. They know about the influence of health promotion and prevention. They know which orthoptic screening methods may be useful at different ages and differentiate the treatment criteria of refractive error in relation to preventing vision problems. They can apply their knowledge to a first health promotion / prevention project. They know methods of objective and subjective refraction and use them in simple cases. They know of the possibilities, indication and contraindication of laser refractive surgery. They know different types of contact lenses, their areas of use and handling as well as the basics of fitting contact lenses.

Orthoptics - Practice 3

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3FP2UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Incomitant strabismus

Module description:

Graduates consolidate their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of cranial nerves and acquire an expertise in the pathology of cranial nerves and acquired oculomotor palsies. They have a knowledge of the specific criteria in order to differentiate between a congenital and acquired palsy and also differentiate them against concomitant types of strabismus. They know the different orthoptic assessment options and are able to use them appropiately on patients with ocular motility disorders. They recognise the necessity for interdisciplinary diagnostic workup. They have developed within the orthoptic process and start to introduce diagnostic, treatment and patient consultation plans to the assessments of simple orthoptic cases. They are able to document assessment and treatment results in a professional manner, analyse the results and match them with relevant diagnoses. They have basic knowledge of the English terminology of incomitant strabismus. Graduates improve their communication skills and competency in giving patient advice. They can structure conflictual situations, work on constructive solutions and develop their own conflict skills. They engage in and deal with professional situations where they practice interdisciplinary conflict management.They address difficult situations in patient advice situations and patient management and develop an awareness for individual needs and coping strategies of their patients. They learn about the influence of subjective theories of disease and learn to reflect personal values and attitudes. Graduates know the impact of health literacy and medical sociology on their professional field.

Prevention in Orthoptics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3OTVIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Refraction, Prevention and Communication

Module description:

Graduates have a basic knowledge of health science and can integrate their own discipline of orthoptics into medical science and a wider framework. They know about the influence of health promotion and prevention. They know which orthoptic screening methods may be useful at different ages and differentiate the treatment criteria of refractive error in relation to preventing vision problems. They can apply their knowledge to a first health promotion / prevention project. They know methods of objective and subjective refraction and use them in simple cases. They know of the possibilities, indication and contraindication of laser refractive surgery. They know different types of contact lenses, their areas of use and handling as well as the basics of fitting contact lenses.

Profession-specific Project

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3BFPPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Planning, organization and carrying out of a project related to the orthoptic field

Superior module:

Refraction, Prevention and Communication

Module description:

Graduates have a basic knowledge of health science and can integrate their own discipline of orthoptics into medical science and a wider framework. They know about the influence of health promotion and prevention. They know which orthoptic screening methods may be useful at different ages and differentiate the treatment criteria of refractive error in relation to preventing vision problems. They can apply their knowledge to a first health promotion / prevention project. They know methods of objective and subjective refraction and use them in simple cases. They know of the possibilities, indication and contraindication of laser refractive surgery. They know different types of contact lenses, their areas of use and handling as well as the basics of fitting contact lenses.

Quality Assurance and Development

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3QESIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

research and scientific evidence 1

Module description:

The graduates have gained an insight into the specific scientific approach of dealing with problems; they are familiar with relevant research methods and can frame research questions relevant to their field. They can differentiate between assumptions, personal experiences and sound knowledge. They can independently write smaller scientific papers relating to their field (Bachelor Thesis) and present facts as well as personal reflections concisely and comprehensibly. Graduates have basic knowledge of quality development and quality management.

Reflective Learning and Practice Monitoring

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB3RS3RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 3

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. They can carry out advanced examinations on patients with concomitant and incomitant strabismus, document the results, analyze and interpret them with assistance, make orthoptic diagnoses with assistance, develop diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and take measurements to fit bifocal glasses. They can write anonymized patient demonstrations, process work results, analyse and reflect. With patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with test situations in practice in an adequate way. They further learn how to analyse, to reflect upon and to present their diagnostic acting. They also know how to assess their practical level of training, how to recognise learning and improvement potential and how to assure learning progress. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

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Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4SOUIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Orthoptics and Neurology

Module description:

Graduates have substantial knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. They know about relevant neurological diseases and syndromes and important neuroophthalmological and neuroorthoptic disorders. They know the possible causes of these disorders as well as (neuro-)orthoptic assessment methods and treatment options, and they can document and analyse case examples. They have in-depth knowledge of ocular motility disorders, know different types of nystagmus - both in regard to symptoms and orthoptic assessment options, documentation, analysis and diagnosis. They know conservative and surgical treatment options.

Clinical Placement 4

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4PR4IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 8
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 4

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. Relative to the disorders being studied they can improve and increase their orthoptic procedural skills. They can make clinical diagnoses especially for nystagmus and visual impairment, determine subjective refraction, take refractometer measurements and perform basic retinoscopy. They can write anonymized patient reports according to their level of training, they know how to prepare, analyse and reflect upon work results. With the help of patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with examination situations and increasing challenges in an adequate way. They also learn to analyse, to present and to reflect upon their diagnostic, therapeutic and advising skills. They can assess their actual level of training, realise their learning and improvement potential and assure learning progress. They begin to understand the meaning of a systematical, empirical data acquisition as a measure to assure quality in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Clinical Placement attendant Course 4

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4PB4IT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 4

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. Relative to the disorders being studied they can improve and increase their orthoptic procedural skills. They can make clinical diagnoses especially for nystagmus and visual impairment, determine subjective refraction, take refractometer measurements and perform basic retinoscopy. They can write anonymized patient reports according to their level of training, they know how to prepare, analyse and reflect upon work results. With the help of patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with examination situations and increasing challenges in an adequate way. They also learn to analyse, to present and to reflect upon their diagnostic, therapeutic and advising skills. They can assess their actual level of training, realise their learning and improvement potential and assure learning progress. They begin to understand the meaning of a systematical, empirical data acquisition as a measure to assure quality in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Neurology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4NEUVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Orthoptics and Neurology

Module description:

Graduates have substantial knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. They know about relevant neurological diseases and syndromes and important neuroophthalmological and neuroorthoptic disorders. They know the possible causes of these disorders as well as (neuro-)orthoptic assessment methods and treatment options, and they can document and analyse case examples. They have in-depth knowledge of ocular motility disorders, know different types of nystagmus - both in regard to symptoms and orthoptic assessment options, documentation, analysis and diagnosis. They know conservative and surgical treatment options.

Neuroorthoptics

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4NOOIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Orthoptics and Neurology

Module description:

Graduates have substantial knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. They know about relevant neurological diseases and syndromes and important neuroophthalmological and neuroorthoptic disorders. They know the possible causes of these disorders as well as (neuro-)orthoptic assessment methods and treatment options, and they can document and analyse case examples. They have in-depth knowledge of ocular motility disorders, know different types of nystagmus - both in regard to symptoms and orthoptic assessment options, documentation, analysis and diagnosis. They know conservative and surgical treatment options.

Nystagmus

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4NYSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Orthoptics and Neurology

Module description:

Graduates have substantial knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. They know about relevant neurological diseases and syndromes and important neuroophthalmological and neuroorthoptic disorders. They know the possible causes of these disorders as well as (neuro-)orthoptic assessment methods and treatment options, and they can document and analyse case examples. They have in-depth knowledge of ocular motility disorders, know different types of nystagmus - both in regard to symptoms and orthoptic assessment options, documentation, analysis and diagnosis. They know conservative and surgical treatment options.

Ophthalmology and Visual Impairment

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4AUSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Low Vision and (Re-) Habilitation

Module description:

Graduates know the symptoms, pathology and assessment methods of disorders of the visual system, especially those resulting in permanent visual impairment. They know diagnostic methods for patients with low vision and multiply disabled patients.They can interpret test results and learn about legal, target group oriented and principle based advice to give to patients / relatives. They know the basics of prescribing magnifiers in accordance to patient needs and abilities, they know about support and rehabilitation and get first insight into the interdisciplinary management of patients with low vision. They know about surgical options in (re-)habilitation of squint and nystagmus and the necessary pre-and postoperative measures. They understand dose-response-relationships of the most widely used surgical methods and can justify necessity, timing, indication and procedure. They know the psychosocial impact of strabismus.

Orthoptics - Practice 4

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4FP4UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Low Vision and (Re-) Habilitation

Module description:

Graduates know the symptoms, pathology and assessment methods of disorders of the visual system, especially those resulting in permanent visual impairment. They know diagnostic methods for patients with low vision and multiply disabled patients.They can interpret test results and learn about legal, target group oriented and principle based advice to give to patients / relatives. They know the basics of prescribing magnifiers in accordance to patient needs and abilities, they know about support and rehabilitation and get first insight into the interdisciplinary management of patients with low vision. They know about surgical options in (re-)habilitation of squint and nystagmus and the necessary pre-and postoperative measures. They understand dose-response-relationships of the most widely used surgical methods and can justify necessity, timing, indication and procedure. They know the psychosocial impact of strabismus.

Photo- and Videodocumentation

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4FVDPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Scientific work 2

Module description:

Graduates know the design, operation and indications of use of digital photography and videography and can use these for the documentation of strabismological and neuroophthalmological disorders. They can process digital data, use image processing and video editing programs. They are aware of patient confidentiality and how to deal with sensitive data, as well as the necessary patient information and patient consent needed, as regulated in Data Protection laws. They are aware of the influence of photo- and videodocumentation in quality control within the orthoptic process. They develop research questions within their field of work, search literature, compile and critically analyse information within academic work. They start writing professional texts (Bachelor thesis 1) and present facts and theories within these texts in a clear and structured manner.

Reconstructive therapy

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4RKTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Low Vision and (Re-) Habilitation

Module description:

Graduates know the symptoms, pathology and assessment methods of disorders of the visual system, especially those resulting in permanent visual impairment. They know diagnostic methods for patients with low vision and multiply disabled patients.They can interpret test results and learn about legal, target group oriented and principle based advice to give to patients / relatives. They know the basics of prescribing magnifiers in accordance to patient needs and abilities, they know about support and rehabilitation and get first insight into the interdisciplinary management of patients with low vision. They know about surgical options in (re-)habilitation of squint and nystagmus and the necessary pre-and postoperative measures. They understand dose-response-relationships of the most widely used surgical methods and can justify necessity, timing, indication and procedure. They know the psychosocial impact of strabismus.

Reflective Learning and Practice Monitoring 4

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4RS4RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 4

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. Relative to the disorders being studied they can improve and increase their orthoptic procedural skills. They can make clinical diagnoses especially for nystagmus and visual impairment, determine subjective refraction, take refractometer measurements and perform basic retinoscopy. They can write anonymized patient reports according to their level of training, they know how to prepare, analyse and reflect upon work results. With the help of patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with examination situations and increasing challenges in an adequate way. They also learn to analyse, to present and to reflect upon their diagnostic, therapeutic and advising skills. They can assess their actual level of training, realise their learning and improvement potential and assure learning progress. They begin to understand the meaning of a systematical, empirical data acquisition as a measure to assure quality in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Rehabilitation and Support in Visual Impairment / Blindness

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4RFSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Low Vision and (Re-) Habilitation

Module description:

Graduates know the symptoms, pathology and assessment methods of disorders of the visual system, especially those resulting in permanent visual impairment. They know diagnostic methods for patients with low vision and multiply disabled patients.They can interpret test results and learn about legal, target group oriented and principle based advice to give to patients / relatives. They know the basics of prescribing magnifiers in accordance to patient needs and abilities, they know about support and rehabilitation and get first insight into the interdisciplinary management of patients with low vision. They know about surgical options in (re-)habilitation of squint and nystagmus and the necessary pre-and postoperative measures. They understand dose-response-relationships of the most widely used surgical methods and can justify necessity, timing, indication and procedure. They know the psychosocial impact of strabismus.

Seminar and Bachelor Thesis 1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code OTKB4BA1SE
Type SE
Kind Bachelor thesis
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Scientific work 2

Module description:

Graduates know the design, operation and indications of use of digital photography and videography and can use these for the documentation of strabismological and neuroophthalmological disorders. They can process digital data, use image processing and video editing programs. They are aware of patient confidentiality and how to deal with sensitive data, as well as the necessary patient information and patient consent needed, as regulated in Data Protection laws. They are aware of the influence of photo- and videodocumentation in quality control within the orthoptic process. They develop research questions within their field of work, search literature, compile and critically analyse information within academic work. They start writing professional texts (Bachelor thesis 1) and present facts and theories within these texts in a clear and structured manner.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

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Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5FP5UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 1

Module description:

Graduates acquire professional competency within the orthoptic process. They analyse different assessment and therapy methods in patients with asthenopia / heterophoria and reflect upon their results. Graduates know the legal basics and scientific background for evaluation, preventive and interventional measures in PC-workplaces (ergonomic and orthoptic aspects). Graduates can link their theoretical knowledge to their experiences during placements. They learn the systematic thought and decision processes within the diagnostic, therapeutic and advisory work of an orthoptist, practice them and reflect upon their experiences with patients. They analyse with clinical reasoning structures and decision processes and can express and justify their professional actions. Graduates know English terminology of general human medicine and the specific terminology of orthoptics and neuroophthalmology, their profession and field of work. They can create English abstracts for their written scientific work and use available English specialist literature within that context. They can carry out an orthoptic assessment and write patient reports in English.

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Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5SOMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 1

Module description:

Graduates acquire professional competency within the orthoptic process. They analyse different assessment and therapy methods in patients with asthenopia / heterophoria and reflect upon their results. Graduates know the legal basics and scientific background for evaluation, preventive and interventional measures in PC-workplaces (ergonomic and orthoptic aspects). Graduates can link their theoretical knowledge to their experiences during placements. They learn the systematic thought and decision processes within the diagnostic, therapeutic and advisory work of an orthoptist, practice them and reflect upon their experiences with patients. They analyse with clinical reasoning structures and decision processes and can express and justify their professional actions. Graduates know English terminology of general human medicine and the specific terminology of orthoptics and neuroophthalmology, their profession and field of work. They can create English abstracts for their written scientific work and use available English specialist literature within that context. They can carry out an orthoptic assessment and write patient reports in English.

Basics of visual perception

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5GVWIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Visual perception and Rehabilitation

Module description:

Graduates can differentiate disorders of visual perception and developmental and/or learning disorders from ocular disorders with similar signs and complaints. They understand orthoptic diagnosis and therapy as a contribution within the interdisciplinary process. They can relieve symptoms and help affected persons use their vision to the best of their ability. They take a stand to qualified and unqualified / alternative therapy offers. Graduates know the terminology of gerontology, geriatrics and gerontopsychology. They know about the physiological aging processes and recognise symptoms of disorientation and mental confusion. They know typical orthoptic disorders in healthy and ill elderly patients and their influence on quality of life. They know the special needs of elderly and disorientated patients in the assessment and treatment situation. Graduates know the basics of neurorehabilitation and are aware of their increasingly important position within the rehabilitation team. They know the most common neuropsychological disorders and syndroms, elementary and complex visual and reading disturbances in acquired brain injury, neglect and their respective causes and symptoms. They can choose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and methods. They know the possibilities of adaptation, coping strategies in activities of daily life for patients and their relatives. They know the special needs regarding patient guidance and communication (social interaction, patient information and advice) with affected persons.

Case Management 3

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5CM3IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 1

Module description:

Graduates acquire professional competency within the orthoptic process. They analyse different assessment and therapy methods in patients with asthenopia / heterophoria and reflect upon their results. Graduates know the legal basics and scientific background for evaluation, preventive and interventional measures in PC-workplaces (ergonomic and orthoptic aspects). Graduates can link their theoretical knowledge to their experiences during placements. They learn the systematic thought and decision processes within the diagnostic, therapeutic and advisory work of an orthoptist, practice them and reflect upon their experiences with patients. They analyse with clinical reasoning structures and decision processes and can express and justify their professional actions. Graduates know English terminology of general human medicine and the specific terminology of orthoptics and neuroophthalmology, their profession and field of work. They can create English abstracts for their written scientific work and use available English specialist literature within that context. They can carry out an orthoptic assessment and write patient reports in English.

Childs Development Disorders

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5ESKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Paediatrics

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with normal child development and essential developmental disorders. They recognise comorbid psychological conspicuities and they know the most important pre-, peri- and postnatal diseases and impairments. They know the most important malformations and pathologies of the eye during childhood. They can separate visual perceptive disorders from ocular caused disorders and they understand the orthoptic diagnostics and therapy as contribution in the inter-disciplinary process.

Clinical Placement 5

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5PR5IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 12
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 5

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. They improve their orthoptic procedural skills in neuro-orthoptic diagnostics and can inform and advise patients and family members in uncomplicated cases. They can compile a report on the diagnostic results and carry out screening examinations for disorders of binocular vision, ocular motility and visual acuity. They can implement orthoptic case management and write anonymous patient protocols as well as prepare, analyze and reflect on results. With the help of patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with examination situations and increasing challenges in an adequate way. They also learn to analyse, to present and to reflect upon their diagnostic, therapeutic and advising skills. They can assess their actual level of training, realise their learning and improvement potential and assure learning progress. They begin to understand the meaning of a systematical, empirical data acquisition as a measure to assure quality in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Clinical Placement attendant Course 5

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5PB5IT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 5

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. They improve their orthoptic procedural skills in neuro-orthoptic diagnostics and can inform and advise patients and family members in uncomplicated cases. They can compile a report on the diagnostic results and carry out screening examinations for disorders of binocular vision, ocular motility and visual acuity. They can implement orthoptic case management and write anonymous patient protocols as well as prepare, analyze and reflect on results. With the help of patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with examination situations and increasing challenges in an adequate way. They also learn to analyse, to present and to reflect upon their diagnostic, therapeutic and advising skills. They can assess their actual level of training, realise their learning and improvement potential and assure learning progress. They begin to understand the meaning of a systematical, empirical data acquisition as a measure to assure quality in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

English in the Professional Field

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5EBFIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

English terms of human medicine (anatomy and pathology), ophthalmology, the special vocabulary of orthoptics, strabology and neuroophthalmology, the profession and its fields. Working on English texts and professional literature, writing of abstracts. English terms and phrases used in the dialogue with patients and the situation of examination. Doing an orthoptic standard exam in English including general conversation, professional anamnesis, guiding the patient through the examination, consultation about diagnosis and therapy and writing a medical report.

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 1

Module description:

Graduates acquire professional competency within the orthoptic process. They analyse different assessment and therapy methods in patients with asthenopia / heterophoria and reflect upon their results. Graduates know the legal basics and scientific background for evaluation, preventive and interventional measures in PC-workplaces (ergonomic and orthoptic aspects). Graduates can link their theoretical knowledge to their experiences during placements. They learn the systematic thought and decision processes within the diagnostic, therapeutic and advisory work of an orthoptist, practice them and reflect upon their experiences with patients. They analyse with clinical reasoning structures and decision processes and can express and justify their professional actions. Graduates know English terminology of general human medicine and the specific terminology of orthoptics and neuroophthalmology, their profession and field of work. They can create English abstracts for their written scientific work and use available English specialist literature within that context. They can carry out an orthoptic assessment and write patient reports in English.

Geronto-orthoptics

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5GOTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Visual perception and Rehabilitation

Module description:

Graduates can differentiate disorders of visual perception and developmental and/or learning disorders from ocular disorders with similar signs and complaints. They understand orthoptic diagnosis and therapy as a contribution within the interdisciplinary process. They can relieve symptoms and help affected persons use their vision to the best of their ability. They take a stand to qualified and unqualified / alternative therapy offers. Graduates know the terminology of gerontology, geriatrics and gerontopsychology. They know about the physiological aging processes and recognise symptoms of disorientation and mental confusion. They know typical orthoptic disorders in healthy and ill elderly patients and their influence on quality of life. They know the special needs of elderly and disorientated patients in the assessment and treatment situation. Graduates know the basics of neurorehabilitation and are aware of their increasingly important position within the rehabilitation team. They know the most common neuropsychological disorders and syndroms, elementary and complex visual and reading disturbances in acquired brain injury, neglect and their respective causes and symptoms. They can choose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and methods. They know the possibilities of adaptation, coping strategies in activities of daily life for patients and their relatives. They know the special needs regarding patient guidance and communication (social interaction, patient information and advice) with affected persons.

Neuropsychology

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5NPYVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Visual perception and Rehabilitation

Module description:

Graduates can differentiate disorders of visual perception and developmental and/or learning disorders from ocular disorders with similar signs and complaints. They understand orthoptic diagnosis and therapy as a contribution within the interdisciplinary process. They can relieve symptoms and help affected persons use their vision to the best of their ability. They take a stand to qualified and unqualified / alternative therapy offers. Graduates know the terminology of gerontology, geriatrics and gerontopsychology. They know about the physiological aging processes and recognise symptoms of disorientation and mental confusion. They know typical orthoptic disorders in healthy and ill elderly patients and their influence on quality of life. They know the special needs of elderly and disorientated patients in the assessment and treatment situation. Graduates know the basics of neurorehabilitation and are aware of their increasingly important position within the rehabilitation team. They know the most common neuropsychological disorders and syndroms, elementary and complex visual and reading disturbances in acquired brain injury, neglect and their respective causes and symptoms. They can choose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and methods. They know the possibilities of adaptation, coping strategies in activities of daily life for patients and their relatives. They know the special needs regarding patient guidance and communication (social interaction, patient information and advice) with affected persons.

Neurorehabilitation with Emphasis on Visual Rehabilitation

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5NVRIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Visual perception and Rehabilitation

Module description:

Graduates can differentiate disorders of visual perception and developmental and/or learning disorders from ocular disorders with similar signs and complaints. They understand orthoptic diagnosis and therapy as a contribution within the interdisciplinary process. They can relieve symptoms and help affected persons use their vision to the best of their ability. They take a stand to qualified and unqualified / alternative therapy offers. Graduates know the terminology of gerontology, geriatrics and gerontopsychology. They know about the physiological aging processes and recognise symptoms of disorientation and mental confusion. They know typical orthoptic disorders in healthy and ill elderly patients and their influence on quality of life. They know the special needs of elderly and disorientated patients in the assessment and treatment situation. Graduates know the basics of neurorehabilitation and are aware of their increasingly important position within the rehabilitation team. They know the most common neuropsychological disorders and syndroms, elementary and complex visual and reading disturbances in acquired brain injury, neglect and their respective causes and symptoms. They can choose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic concepts and methods. They know the possibilities of adaptation, coping strategies in activities of daily life for patients and their relatives. They know the special needs regarding patient guidance and communication (social interaction, patient information and advice) with affected persons.

Paediatric ophthalmology

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5KOPVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Paediatrics

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with normal child development and essential developmental disorders. They recognise comorbid psychological conspicuities and they know the most important pre-, peri- and postnatal diseases and impairments. They know the most important malformations and pathologies of the eye during childhood. They can separate visual perceptive disorders from ocular caused disorders and they understand the orthoptic diagnostics and therapy as contribution in the inter-disciplinary process.

Paediatrics

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5KHKVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Paediatrics

Module description:

The graduates are familiar with normal child development and essential developmental disorders. They recognise comorbid psychological conspicuities and they know the most important pre-, peri- and postnatal diseases and impairments. They know the most important malformations and pathologies of the eye during childhood. They can separate visual perceptive disorders from ocular caused disorders and they understand the orthoptic diagnostics and therapy as contribution in the inter-disciplinary process.

Reflective Learning and Practice Monitoring 5

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5RS5RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 5

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. They improve their orthoptic procedural skills in neuro-orthoptic diagnostics and can inform and advise patients and family members in uncomplicated cases. They can compile a report on the diagnostic results and carry out screening examinations for disorders of binocular vision, ocular motility and visual acuity. They can implement orthoptic case management and write anonymous patient protocols as well as prepare, analyze and reflect on results. With the help of patient demonstrations, they learn how to deal with examination situations and increasing challenges in an adequate way. They also learn to analyse, to present and to reflect upon their diagnostic, therapeutic and advising skills. They can assess their actual level of training, realise their learning and improvement potential and assure learning progress. They begin to understand the meaning of a systematical, empirical data acquisition as a measure to assure quality in the orthoptic process. They reflect upon institutional parameters and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Visual stress in the workplace

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB5SBAPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 1

Module description:

Graduates acquire professional competency within the orthoptic process. They analyse different assessment and therapy methods in patients with asthenopia / heterophoria and reflect upon their results. Graduates know the legal basics and scientific background for evaluation, preventive and interventional measures in PC-workplaces (ergonomic and orthoptic aspects). Graduates can link their theoretical knowledge to their experiences during placements. They learn the systematic thought and decision processes within the diagnostic, therapeutic and advisory work of an orthoptist, practice them and reflect upon their experiences with patients. They analyse with clinical reasoning structures and decision processes and can express and justify their professional actions. Graduates know English terminology of general human medicine and the specific terminology of orthoptics and neuroophthalmology, their profession and field of work. They can create English abstracts for their written scientific work and use available English specialist literature within that context. They can carry out an orthoptic assessment and write patient reports in English.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

-

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6FP6UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 2

Module description:

The importance of life-long learning is instilled in graduates, more specifically the importance of continuously confronting oneself with up-to-date scientific, medical, orthoptic and technological evidence. They are aware of their professional scope of duties and responsibilities, and experience the awarding possibilities of specialist discussion of different points of view within an interdisciplinary team. They have an exemplary understanding of different conduct and principles of action of the other groups of health professionals, esp. in the field of the MTD professions (medical-technical services). They become aware of ethical issues within health care. They are able to work interdisciplinarily on problems and present solutions as a product of common understanding. Graduates can relate their theoretical knowledge to their experiences in clinical placements. They learn about the systematic orthoptic decision making processes in diagnostic, therapeutic and councelling situations, and use, practice and reflect this ability in their own patient contact. They analyse, reason and justify structures and clinical decisions using clinical reasoning methods and can explain their insights. Realising that the basic orthoptic knowledge is only a foundation for their work as an orthoptist they recognise areas of continuous professional development for orthoptists. They learn to independently acquire orthoptic knowledge in order to strengthen their personal competency, widen and develop their areas of interest.

Bachelor examination

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6BAPIT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Bachelor examination

Superior module:

Scientific work 3

Module description:

Graduates are able to formulate a problem relevant to research and profession and to analyse it under observation of scientific fundamentals. The Bachelor Thesis enables graduates to independently work within the field of orthoptics with a scientific approach.

Case Management 4

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6CM4IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 2

Module description:

The importance of life-long learning is instilled in graduates, more specifically the importance of continuously confronting oneself with up-to-date scientific, medical, orthoptic and technological evidence. They are aware of their professional scope of duties and responsibilities, and experience the awarding possibilities of specialist discussion of different points of view within an interdisciplinary team. They have an exemplary understanding of different conduct and principles of action of the other groups of health professionals, esp. in the field of the MTD professions (medical-technical services). They become aware of ethical issues within health care. They are able to work interdisciplinarily on problems and present solutions as a product of common understanding. Graduates can relate their theoretical knowledge to their experiences in clinical placements. They learn about the systematic orthoptic decision making processes in diagnostic, therapeutic and councelling situations, and use, practice and reflect this ability in their own patient contact. They analyse, reason and justify structures and clinical decisions using clinical reasoning methods and can explain their insights. Realising that the basic orthoptic knowledge is only a foundation for their work as an orthoptist they recognise areas of continuous professional development for orthoptists. They learn to independently acquire orthoptic knowledge in order to strengthen their personal competency, widen and develop their areas of interest.

Clinical Placement 6

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6PR6IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 8
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 6

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. As appropriate for the disorder and patient they can perform all steps necessary to carry out orthoptic procedures (planning, execution, evaluation, reflection) and provide diagnostic and therapeutic care in conjunction with interdisciplinary requirements. With the patient reports wrote in practice lessons, they can identify complex questions in orthoptics and elaborate on them. They are further able to analyse and reflect upon their acting in real life situations. With the patient demonstrations at the end of the practical training, they show that they have acquired the skills to apply and reflect upon orthoptics in an occupational adequate way. They reflect upon institutional parameters and their role in the interdisciplinary team and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Clinical Placement attendant Course 6

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6PB6IT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 6

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. As appropriate for the disorder and patient they can perform all steps necessary to carry out orthoptic procedures (planning, execution, evaluation, reflection) and provide diagnostic and therapeutic care in conjunction with interdisciplinary requirements. With the patient reports wrote in practice lessons, they can identify complex questions in orthoptics and elaborate on them. They are further able to analyse and reflect upon their acting in real life situations. With the patient demonstrations at the end of the practical training, they show that they have acquired the skills to apply and reflect upon orthoptics in an occupational adequate way. They reflect upon institutional parameters and their role in the interdisciplinary team and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Fundamentals of the Health Care System

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6GGGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Law and economics in the professional field of orthoptics

Module description:

The graduates know the statutory basis required for professional performance. They are familiar with the statutory provisions applicable for health care professions and the main legal regulations within their professional area of activity. Graduates also know how to correctly apply these regulations in practice, especially when it comes to interdisciplinary cooperation. They have an overview of the Austrian health care system and the intra- and extra-mural contributions of the health service. They know the economic evaluation of health and life, the organisational structures and operations of a hospital and they have fundamental knowledge required for the establishment of their own surgery and expertise and methods in public relations. Graduates acquire an overview of the conditions and also learn about future developments within the professional field of orthoptics. They realize their personal and professional interests and strengths and understand the importance to see orthoptics as a future-oriented profession to be protected and developed as part of the entire health care sector.

Interdisciplinary Casework

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6IDFIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 2

Module description:

The importance of life-long learning is instilled in graduates, more specifically the importance of continuously confronting oneself with up-to-date scientific, medical, orthoptic and technological evidence. They are aware of their professional scope of duties and responsibilities, and experience the awarding possibilities of specialist discussion of different points of view within an interdisciplinary team. They have an exemplary understanding of different conduct and principles of action of the other groups of health professionals, esp. in the field of the MTD professions (medical-technical services). They become aware of ethical issues within health care. They are able to work interdisciplinarily on problems and present solutions as a product of common understanding. Graduates can relate their theoretical knowledge to their experiences in clinical placements. They learn about the systematic orthoptic decision making processes in diagnostic, therapeutic and councelling situations, and use, practice and reflect this ability in their own patient contact. They analyse, reason and justify structures and clinical decisions using clinical reasoning methods and can explain their insights. Realising that the basic orthoptic knowledge is only a foundation for their work as an orthoptist they recognise areas of continuous professional development for orthoptists. They learn to independently acquire orthoptic knowledge in order to strengthen their personal competency, widen and develop their areas of interest.

Orthoptists and Work Environment

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6OAWIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Law and economics in the professional field of orthoptics

Module description:

The graduates know the statutory basis required for professional performance. They are familiar with the statutory provisions applicable for health care professions and the main legal regulations within their professional area of activity. Graduates also know how to correctly apply these regulations in practice, especially when it comes to interdisciplinary cooperation. They have an overview of the Austrian health care system and the intra- and extra-mural contributions of the health service. They know the economic evaluation of health and life, the organisational structures and operations of a hospital and they have fundamental knowledge required for the establishment of their own surgery and expertise and methods in public relations. Graduates acquire an overview of the conditions and also learn about future developments within the professional field of orthoptics. They realize their personal and professional interests and strengths and understand the importance to see orthoptics as a future-oriented profession to be protected and developed as part of the entire health care sector.

Reflective Learning and Practice Monitoring 6

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6RS6RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Placement 6

Module description:

The graduates acquire organizational and administrative basic knowledge for the respective practical training of the semester and its objectives. They are able to produce a report according to their individual level of training. As appropriate for the disorder and patient they can perform all steps necessary to carry out orthoptic procedures (planning, execution, evaluation, reflection) and provide diagnostic and therapeutic care in conjunction with interdisciplinary requirements. With the patient reports wrote in practice lessons, they can identify complex questions in orthoptics and elaborate on them. They are further able to analyse and reflect upon their acting in real life situations. With the patient demonstrations at the end of the practical training, they show that they have acquired the skills to apply and reflect upon orthoptics in an occupational adequate way. They reflect upon institutional parameters and their role in the interdisciplinary team and know how to classify their areas of responsibility within orthoptics. They can discuss and reflect upon content-methodical as well as social communicative aspects of their respective stage within the practical training.

Self-employment and Commercial Principles

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6FBGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Establishing an orthoptic practice, introduction to business accountancy, taxation, insurance, public relations.

Superior module:

Law and economics in the professional field of orthoptics

Module description:

The graduates know the statutory basis required for professional performance. They are familiar with the statutory provisions applicable for health care professions and the main legal regulations within their professional area of activity. Graduates also know how to correctly apply these regulations in practice, especially when it comes to interdisciplinary cooperation. They have an overview of the Austrian health care system and the intra- and extra-mural contributions of the health service. They know the economic evaluation of health and life, the organisational structures and operations of a hospital and they have fundamental knowledge required for the establishment of their own surgery and expertise and methods in public relations. Graduates acquire an overview of the conditions and also learn about future developments within the professional field of orthoptics. They realize their personal and professional interests and strengths and understand the importance to see orthoptics as a future-oriented profession to be protected and developed as part of the entire health care sector.

Seminar and Bachelor Thesis 2

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6BA2SE
Type SE
Kind Bachelor thesis
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 8.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Scientific work 3

Module description:

Graduates are able to formulate a problem relevant to research and profession and to analyse it under observation of scientific fundamentals. The Bachelor Thesis enables graduates to independently work within the field of orthoptics with a scientific approach.

Statutory Basis for Health Care Professions

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6RGLIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Introduction to public law, civil and criminal law, labour and social law. Overview of social security law (pensions, unemployment insurance, casualty insurance, health insurance and nursing allowance regulations). Special attention is paid to patient rights, contractual law, medical treatment contracts and liability law, national rules governing the profession (MTD-law / HebG), rights and obligations of health professional groups (rules regulating the work of assistant health professions - MABG). Introduction to hospital law.

Superior module:

Law and economics in the professional field of orthoptics

Module description:

The graduates know the statutory basis required for professional performance. They are familiar with the statutory provisions applicable for health care professions and the main legal regulations within their professional area of activity. Graduates also know how to correctly apply these regulations in practice, especially when it comes to interdisciplinary cooperation. They have an overview of the Austrian health care system and the intra- and extra-mural contributions of the health service. They know the economic evaluation of health and life, the organisational structures and operations of a hospital and they have fundamental knowledge required for the establishment of their own surgery and expertise and methods in public relations. Graduates acquire an overview of the conditions and also learn about future developments within the professional field of orthoptics. They realize their personal and professional interests and strengths and understand the importance to see orthoptics as a future-oriented profession to be protected and developed as part of the entire health care sector.

Professional Behaviour 2

Elective: working in a doctor's practice

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6WPFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students and lecturers discuss areas of focus together, such as orthoptic problems or technological development of interest for the daily work in a doctor¿s practice. Workshops and guest lecturers complement this seminar.

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 2

Module description:

The importance of life-long learning is instilled in graduates, more specifically the importance of continuously confronting oneself with up-to-date scientific, medical, orthoptic and technological evidence. They are aware of their professional scope of duties and responsibilities, and experience the awarding possibilities of specialist discussion of different points of view within an interdisciplinary team. They have an exemplary understanding of different conduct and principles of action of the other groups of health professionals, esp. in the field of the MTD professions (medical-technical services). They become aware of ethical issues within health care. They are able to work interdisciplinarily on problems and present solutions as a product of common understanding. Graduates can relate their theoretical knowledge to their experiences in clinical placements. They learn about the systematic orthoptic decision making processes in diagnostic, therapeutic and councelling situations, and use, practice and reflect this ability in their own patient contact. They analyse, reason and justify structures and clinical decisions using clinical reasoning methods and can explain their insights. Realising that the basic orthoptic knowledge is only a foundation for their work as an orthoptist they recognise areas of continuous professional development for orthoptists. They learn to independently acquire orthoptic knowledge in order to strengthen their personal competency, widen and develop their areas of interest.

Elective: working in hospitals

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code OTKB6WPFIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students and lecturers discuss areas of focus together, such as orthoptic problems or technological development of interest for the daily work in clinics. Workshops and guest lecturers complement this seminar.

Superior module:

Professional Behaviour 2

Module description:

The importance of life-long learning is instilled in graduates, more specifically the importance of continuously confronting oneself with up-to-date scientific, medical, orthoptic and technological evidence. They are aware of their professional scope of duties and responsibilities, and experience the awarding possibilities of specialist discussion of different points of view within an interdisciplinary team. They have an exemplary understanding of different conduct and principles of action of the other groups of health professionals, esp. in the field of the MTD professions (medical-technical services). They become aware of ethical issues within health care. They are able to work interdisciplinarily on problems and present solutions as a product of common understanding. Graduates can relate their theoretical knowledge to their experiences in clinical placements. They learn about the systematic orthoptic decision making processes in diagnostic, therapeutic and councelling situations, and use, practice and reflect this ability in their own patient contact. They analyse, reason and justify structures and clinical decisions using clinical reasoning methods and can explain their insights. Realising that the basic orthoptic knowledge is only a foundation for their work as an orthoptist they recognise areas of continuous professional development for orthoptists. They learn to independently acquire orthoptic knowledge in order to strengthen their personal competency, widen and develop their areas of interest.

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SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture