Community Eye Health - 8761

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Science


Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 1 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 48


Master of Community Eye Health

Information valid for students commencing 2013.
Students who commenced prior to 2013 should go to the Handbook's Previous Editions

Program Description

The Master of Community Eye Health offers specialised training in a range of areas, including the following aspects of the community eye care field: needs assessment, health economics, epidemiology, advocacy, and the "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight" global initiative. The program is conducted mainly at the International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care (ICARE), part of the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) Hyderabad, India. The program comprises 48 units of credit, 36 of which are gained by successful completion of six compulsory courses. 12 units of credit are gained by a completion of a research project which may be conducted at ICARE, LVPEI, or the University of New South Wales, or the University of New South Wales, or at the candidate's home location (if appropriate supervision is available at that location). In all cases, joint supervision will be arranged between academic staff of the LVPEI and the University of New South Wales.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The program aims to produce health professionals who are innovative leaders with an understanding of the principles of community eye health and their applications.

Program Structure

Academic Rules

Please refer to the School of Optometry and Vision Science


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Area(s) of Specialisation