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Teaching Department

(Managing teaching, course timetables and placements)

Head of studies
Professor Valérie TOUITOU

Deputy Head of Studies

Head of teaching
Ms Suzeraine SACRABANY
Phone: (+33) 01 40 02 17 35

Centre Hospitalier National
d’Ophtalmologie des 15-20
28, rue de Charenton
75012 PARIS


Degree course
National diploma under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Recruitment level
High school diploma
Entrance exam based on the scientific baccalauréat (French high school diploma) programme on physics and life and earth sciences

Duration of the course
6 semesters

Teaching methods
In person

Course location(s)
Pitié-Salpêrière Campus
Pierre et Marie Curie Campus
CHNO Hospital, 15-20

A combination of placements and classes
    • 6 semesters
    • Choice from a list set by the teaching department

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Training Further training

Orthoptic studies

The orthoptics degree is structured around the Decree of 20 October 2014 on studies for issuing the Certificate of Competence.

From the start of the 2020 academic year, access to orthoptic studies will be carried out via the Parcoursup platform. You will find the training sheet in orthoptics for more information on:

Access to orthoptics courses in France is limited to a specific number of students across the country and is therefore subject to applicants being successful in the annual entrance exam.

The Orthoptics Certificate of Qualification will grant orthoptics students with a degree, with these students having started the course at the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Orthoptics studies involve 6 semesters of training accredited by 180 European credits at undergraduate degree level.


Three years, including:

  • In terms of the theory, see the teaching departments’ reference system: classes are compulsory and are prioritised over the placements but they do not excuse students from carrying out the total required time for placements every year.
  • A hospital placement in an ophthalmology department: students are on placement for an average of 5 to 6 half-days per week. They are assigned to hospitals in Paris or on the outskirts based on the preferences they chose at the beginning of each academic year.

Students’ preferences will be taken into account based on how they ranked academically:

  • for 1st year students: by the mark they obtained in the entrance exam
  • for 2nd and 3rd year students, by the mark they obtained in the previous year’s final exam.

The location of the placement must be different every year.

For university classes, there is an exam for each module at the end of each semester of study

1st Year:

  • 1st semester module accreditation: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-12-16
  • 2nd semester module accreditation: 6-10-11-13-14-15-17-18-19-20

2nd Year:

  • 1st semester module accreditation: 6-21-24-25-26-32
  • 2nd semester module accreditation: 6-22-23-27-28

3rd Year:

  • 1st semester module accreditation: 6-29-30-31-37-41
  • 2nd semester module accreditation: 6-33-34-35-36-38-39-40

The student can enrol in the next year if they are missing a maximum of 3 non-compulsory modules in their 1st year and are missing 2 modules in their 2nd year.

Holidays: unless arranged in exceptional circumstances by the placement supervisor for operational reasons, the holidays are as follows: 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks at Easter and 2 months over summer. Depending on the year, there is either 1 week over Halloween or 1 week in February


Administrative management of your studies

University tuition fees: university fees are determined by decree every year; as a consequence, they are subject to change the following year.

For the 2019 – 2020 academic year: €330 (including €34 for documentation).

Issuance and collection of diplomas: The Orthoptics Certificate of Qualification and undergraduate degree are awarded to students who pass the written and oral exams at the end of third year and who have met all the placement requirements.

Diplomas are available for collection from the Paramedical School at Sorbonne University’s
Faculty of Medicine
Office 6 Ground floor, 91 bd de l’Hôpital, 75013 PARIS
during the school’s opening hours.

School of Orthoptics

Head of School
Mathieu GLONDU

Faculté de médecine Sorbonne Université,
Ofice 6 (ground floor),
91 boulevard de l’Hôpital
75013 PARIS

Monday to Thursday from 9:30am
to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Closed to the public on Fridays

Enrolment contacts

GALLOU Corentin
Phone: (+33) 01 40 77 99 14
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