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Pediatric Optometry

Code 12405
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements None
Mode of delivery Face to face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes Acquire knowledge related to visual development characteristics and most common visual anomalies in childhood. Acquire knowledge and skills in these problems recognition, optometric procedures necessary for their detection and know the specific treatment.
Acquire basic notions of development psychology.
Know the most common ocular diseases in children.
Know properties and applications of biomaterials in pediatric ophthalmology.
Know how to perform an optometric exam or visual screening in children.
Know the considerations relating to optical compensation, contact lenses and low vision in the pediatric patient.
Know how to refer children, according to the Portuguese Pediatric Society recommended protocols.
Syllabus Knowledge and clinical skills should be demonstrated in specific situations, such as:
- Human development
- Developmental Psychology
- Anomalies in Child Development
- Pediatric Optometry
- Ocular Pathologies in Children


Main Bibliography 1. Main Bibliography
Monteiro, P.M.L. (2008) Optometria Pediátrica
Monteiro, P.M.L. (2010) Contactologia na Criança
Monteiro, P.M.L. (2008) Baixa Visão no Paciente Pediátrico
2. Complementary bibliography
Benjamin, W.J. (2006) Borish’s Clinical Refraction, 2nd edition, Elsevier – Butterworth Heinemann.
Wilson EM, Saunders R, Rupal T (2008) Pediatric Ophthalmology: Current Thought and A Practical Guide. Springer.
Richard L. Brilliant (1999) Essentials of Low Vision Practice. Butterworth Heinemann
Phillips, A. J.; Speedwell, L. (2007), Contact Lenses, 5th Edition, Butterworth Heinemann
Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, and Stanton BF (2007) Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th Edition, Saunders
Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen, Jack E. Lemons (2011) Biomaterials Science, 3rd Edition: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine. Academic Press
Papalia D.E.; Olds S.W. & Feldman, R.D. (2008). Human Development (11th Edition). McGrawHill
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Assessment procedures include:
(1) 1 written test (13 values - 65%) - 1 test
(2) 1 research work (4 points - 20%)
(3) Presentation and discussion of the work (3 values - 20%)
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-06-06

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