Eye Health FutureLearn courses – all running 7 October 2019 – Get your free certificate and upgrade!

FutureLearn courses – all running 7 October 2019


Learn together with eye health professionals from different cadres, countries and contexts on our FutureLearn courses. Learn also from the lead educator and course facilitators – eye care experts from around the world who share their expertise and experiences in the comments and discussions.


1. Diabetic Eye Disease: Building Capacity To Prevent Blindness

Understand the diabetes challenge and how health professionals can work with people with diabetes to prevent blindness. Learn the key facts about diabetic eye disease and its management, and how health teams and people with diabetes can work together to reduce the risk of vision loss and blindness.

2. Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care. Learn about the WHO definitions of visual acuity, the burden of visual impairment, the Global Action Plan and explore the key management strategies for cataract and refractive error services. Discover how principles of planning can be applied to address local eye care needs.

3. La Cécité dans le Monde: Planifier et Gérer les Services de Soins Oculaires

Content on this course is also provided in Spanish and Portuguese. A separate French course also runs at the same time: La Cécité dans le Monde: Planifier et Gérer les Services de Soins Oculaires. 

4. Eliminating Trachoma

Discover how communities and experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 42 endemic countries by the year 2020. This course is aimed at the personnel implementing and managing trachoma programmes at a district and community level. It provides insights from stakeholders, experts and professionals as they share their experiences of their successes and challenges of eliminating blinding trachoma.


Do you want your free Upgrade and electronic Certificate from the British Council?

If you have completed 1 or all 4 of these eye health courses (starts Monday 7 October) you can qualify for a free upgrade (comes with a Certificate)!


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