About the profession
An ophthalmologist (from Greek “ophtalmos” – eye, logos – science) is a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. An oculist (from the word "oculus") is another name for this medical specialty.
The eye is one of the most important and most vulnerable organs. In addition to all known eye disorders – myopia and hyperopia, glaucoma and cataract, there are many other diseases. The ophthalmologist's job is to monitor or recover the health of eyes. People, who want to test their eyesight or need more serious medical help, can consult this specialist.
The postgraduate training programme includes four units: 1. educational disciplines (modules), 2. internship, 3. scientific research, 4. state final certification. As a rule, a postgraduate student masters the above-mentioned parts of Unit 1 during the first and second years of study. Mastering the disciplines (modules) of Unit 1 is aimed at forming the theoretical and methodological basis necessary for the scientific, pedagogical and other professional activities of a postgraduate student and carried out during the first two years of study. Training of highly qualified scientific and academic personnel, formation and development of their competences are carried out in accordance with the professional standard.
The implementation of the educational programme of higher education is characterized by the use of a modular form of organization of educational activities based on a modular principle. A feature of the development of curricula based on the modular principle is that it consists of relatively independent parts that form a certain competence or a group of competences in the process of mastering an academic discipline or a set of disciplines united by interdisciplinary links.
Postgraduate students undertake teaching, scientific research internships and conduct research under the guidance of a research advisor in the profession-oriented subdivision (department) of RUDN University or a partner organization. They have the opportunity to participate and speak at international conferences, take an active part in the work of the department.
Graduates, who have mastered the postgraduate programme on the specialization "Eye diseases", significantly increase their level of competitiveness, as they have a higher level of practical and theoretical knowledge. In addition, they have the opportunity to find a job in healthcare, research and higher education institutions.
Those, who mastered the postgraduate programme, have basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various eye diseases. They will faster reach the professional level necessary for performing scientific work, contributing to successfully and timely complete thesis research for a degree of PhD in Medicine.