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Master of community eye health



Target audience: Those wishing to work in health care, with a focus on eye health

Course summary: This course 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. Course core units include:

The School and International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care (ICARE) have recently been working with the UNSW Learning and Teaching unit to make one of the courses available in online format. The course, Eye Care Program Management covers topics such as program planning, monitoring and evaluation, human resource development, social marketing and eye care service delivery models.

The aim of online delivery is to ensure that optometrists and other eye health workers who wish to take the course may do so from any geographical location (with good internet access). The course can be taken as six units of credit toward the Master of Community Eye Health, the Master of Optometry, or as a stand-alone course. Please refer to the links below for further information.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: On site and online

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified


Dr Catherine Suttle
University of New South Wales


Last updated: 20 June 2014
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