Syllabus | Paper-4 Community Ophthalmology and Health legislation | Bachelor of Optometry | Third Year

Paper-4 Community Ophthalmology and Health legislation
50 hours

Module -1 Concepts of Community Ophthalmology


Must Know

  • History of public health
  • History of public optometry
  • Organization of health services(primary, secondary, tertiary care)
  • Public health in India
  • Concept of preventive and curative health care
6 hours
Module -2 Epidemiology of blindness


Must Know

  • Prevalence, incidence and distribution of visual impairment
  • Causes of blindness in India


4 hours
Module -3 Vision 2020- the right to sight Must Know

  • Mission, aims, goals and objectives of vision 2020
  • Structure
  • World Health Assembly resolutions on prevention of blindness
  • Strategies and objectives for the period

Desirable to know

  • Coordination at global, regional and national level
  • Monitoring and impact assessment
8 hours
Module -4 Survey Methodology Desirable to know

  • How to conduct a survey
  • Types of study– Case-control study, cross sectional study, cohort study
  • Aims and objectives
  • Inclusion and exclusion criteria
6 hours
Module -5 Health Education Must Know

  • Definition
  • Elements
  • Primary health care
  • Modes and intervention of prevention
6 hours
Module -6 Health Programs in India Must Know
Trachoma prevention
Vitamin A prophylaxis
School Health Programs–screening and mid day meal programs
Organization of eye camps
Rehabilitation of the blind
6 hours
Module -7 Ethical, Legal, Social and scientific issues in relation to Optometry And consumer protection act 1986 Must know

  • Ethics in Clinical Optometry
  • Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Practice
  • Consumer protection Act 1986
  • Consumer disputes redressal agencies
8 hours
Module -8 Biomedical waste management Must know

  • Types of waste
  • Color coding
  • Methods of waste disposal
6 Hours

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