During the academic year 2012-2013, and under the framework agreement of our partnership agreement with the University of Oviedo, different postgraduate studies have been implemented.
Masters Degrees, University expert courses and Continuing Training Programmes in Vision Sciences.
This academic year, our centre will offer the Masters degree detailed below.
By clicking on the links, you can access the information of each one.
Professional Master´s Degree in Clinical and Research (equivalent to the Fellowship of the US System) which aims to specialize the ophthalmologist in translational research, prevention, diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment in the field of ocular surface, lens and refractive surgery.
The final objective is to provide the ophthalmologist with independent management skills for specific complaints.
It is a Title of Master's Degree in clinical and research professional that aims to provide the ophthalmologist with a specific knowledge in translational research, prevention, diagnosis and surgical medical treatment in the vitreoretinal field.
The final objective is to equip students with the skills and competences necessary to diagnose and treat the complaint of glaucoma and for the ophthalmologist to be self-sufficient in the management of this complaint. Similarly, the competences of Qualifications for Higher Education (MECES) will be guaranteed.
Professional Master´s Degree in Clinical and Research (equivalent to the Fellowship of the US System) which aims to specialize the ophthalmologist in translational research, prevention, diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment in the vitreoretinal field. At the end of the Master's Degree, the ophthalmologist can develop independent management skills for vitreoretinal complaints.
It is a Master´s Degree in Professional and Clinical Research that intends to form in this subspecialty the optometrist so that he or she can join multidisciplinary teams of ophthalmological clinics or ophthalmological departments.
At the end of this Master's Degree, the Optometrist will be able to independently implement optometric measures, as an aid to the integral management of the ophthalmological patient, and will be able to develop the application of the scientific method.
This Master's Degree is a professional clinical and research course designed to train the student so that he or she can join multidisciplinary teams of ophthalmology clinics or departments.
The final objective is that the graduates have a high degree of independence in the application of ophthalmological knowledge, as an aid to the integral management of the ophthalmological patient inside and outside the operating room, and can develop the application of the scientific method to this subspecialisation.
Students will receive adequate knowledge to assume the instrumentation in patient interventions in hospital centres in the department of ophthalmology and in ophthalmology clinics. The Master's Degree also develops organization of the operating room, material management, etc.
At the end of the Master, the student should be able to:
- Understand the European and national regulatory framework in the area of advanced therapies “Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP)”, understand good laboratory practices, biosecurity and risks in ATMP, and quality control in ATMP.
- Understand the basic methodology of cell cultures and gene therapy, cellular therapy and tissue engineering techniques.
- Understand the implications of the ATMP in the research and technology transfer business models, ethical limitations and protocols.
- Understand how to carry out a project and research work in ATMP.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to develop independently in Ocular Tissue Donation, Extraction, Manipulation and Management; have the necessary tools to update his or her knowledge during professional life and will lay the groundwork for research in this field.
At the end of the training the student will be able to develop self-sufficiently in the diagnosis and management of immunological complaints and uveitis; to update knowledge independently throughout his or her professional life and will lay the groundwork for research in this subspecialisation.
Resident Medical Interns Training
The IOFV is accredited for the training of Resident Internal Doctors (MIR) of Ophthalmology and regularly receives ophthalmologists in training for short periods. Training activity is of special importance in subspecialisations such as cornea, refractive surgery and cataract, which in public health systems is more limited.
Although this training is specially dedicated to the MIR of hospitals in Asturias, it is also open to other medical centres in Spain and abroad. In this sense, and during the last course, ophthalmologists from Andalusia, Catalonia, Portugal, Brazil and the Dominican Republic have received training at the Institute.
During these residences, ophthalmologists who are interested may take the course of University Expert in Additive Corneal Surgery.