International Eye Health
Course dates: 4 – 8 July 2016
Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
- Professor Allen Foster
- Dr Andrew Bastawrous
The primary purposes of the workshop (which will parallel closely the expanding workshop programme currently underway in about thirty countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America) will be to familiarise participants with:
- the aims, objectives and strategies of the VISION 2020: the Right to Sight programme.
- the principles of planning involved in implementing district and national level eye care programmes
- how the PEEK technology (portable eye examination kit) can be used in eye care programmes
The course programme will look at survey methodologies and strategies for control of the major blinding diseases. Time will be allocated to group work to plan eye care programmes for specific target populations.
Who should apply?
This five-day course is intended for ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and programme managers interested in strategies to reduce diseases leading to visual impairment with an emphasis on middle and low income settings.
The course will be taught by staff of the International Centre for Eye Health in the School’s Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases, with experience of workshop delivery in community eye health in many parts of the developing world, will give instruction on the course. A comprehensive manual will be provided to accompany the presentations.
Methods of Assessment
There is no formal assessment but at the conclusion of the course, a certificate of attendance will be provided.
The course will receive continuing professional development accreditation from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists under category B. The course has been accredited with 35 CPD points.
£1,050 – payable by June 3, 2016