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Online certificate course in Community Eye Health at LVPEI

Published: 28.10.2021
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LV Prasad Eye Institute’s Certificate course in Community Eye Health will be starting on 8th November.

The course has four independent modules spread over four weeks. Every module consists of topics covering various aspects of CEH. In addition, one or two topics are included to enhance essential skills needed for eye health professionals. Candidates may also select individual modules based on their interest. This four-week course will cover the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Community Eye Health
    Definition, magnitude, and causes of visual impairment (Global and national)
    Epidemiology of common blinding conditions
    Epidemiology of visual impairment in children, School eye Health
    PubMed search to retrieve health information


  • Module 2: Research Methods in Public Eye Health
    Introduction to Epidemiology, measures of disease frequency and effect, study designs
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
    Concept of Vision Screening in eye health
    Commonly used statistical tests in eye health
    Rapid Assessment methods in eye care
    Introduction to Excel


  • Module 3: Community Eye Health and Program Management
    Introduction to Program Management
    Log frame analysis
    Planning, management, and evaluation of eye care programs
    Basic terms in health economics and sustainability
    Communication skills (Presentations)


  • Module 4: Advocacy in Community Eye Health
    Introduction to proposal writing basics
    Fundraising and Donor reporting in eye care
    Advocacy and Social marketing in community eye health
    Communication skills (Writing skills)

Please contact Program Convener for more details Dr Srinivas Marmamula , E-mail: sri.marmam[email protected]
Training Coordinator Shaheen Shaik
E-mail: ICARET[email protected]

Audience: Practicing Eye Care Managers/Administrators in hospitals, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists working as teaching faculty in optometry schools, and professionals who are interested in Community Eye Health can benefit from this course.

Mode of delivery: Online course

Course dates: 8 November to 4 December 2021

Timings: 3:00pm to 5:00pm IST

Teaching Methodology: Online lectures, discussion forums, individual and group work, live panel discussions on Zoom.

Teaching platforms: Moodle and Zoom

Assessment: Report writing and online quizzes

No. of lectures: 40
Course fee: INR 20,000/- (USD 280),
Limited seats: 30 participants


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