Short Course in Global Eye Health

Attendees of the ICEH short course stand on the steps of the school, smiling

The primary purposes of this course is to familiarise participants with:

  • the aims, objectives and strategies of the VISION 2020: the Right to Sight programme, the evolution to Universal Eye Health Coverage and key information from the WHO World report on vision and the Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health.
  • the principles of planning involved in implementing community and school based eye health programmes
  • how Peek Solutions can be used to power school and community eye health programmes

The course programme will look at survey methodologies and strategies for control of the major eye health related diseases.

Who should apply?

This four-day course is intended for ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and programme managers interested in strategies to reduce the unmet need leading to vision impairment with an emphasis on low and middle-income settings.

Teaching methods

The course will be taught online 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 world.

The course is interactive with plenty of participation and group work between lecturers and students to ensure you get a “seminar” type experience.

To get the most out of the course it is important that you join via a laptop or desktop computer; if this is not possible a tablet (iPad, Microsoft or Android based tablet) can be used as an alternative, provided you are able to download use the the “Zoom” conferencing app. We do NOT recommend that you take the course using a smartphone.

Course organiser

Assoc Prof Andrew Bastawrous and Prof Allen Foster

Methods of assessment

There is no formal assessment but at the conclusion of the course, a certificate of attendance will be provided.


This course has applied for 26 CPD points from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The course has also applied for 28 CET points from the General Optical Council (UK) for Optometrists.


The online short course is currently £260

When is it?

You are asked to participate online for 5 hours each day, Monday – Thursday, 9am – 2pm UK (GMT) time (Time Zone converter)

Course details 

Course start date: 15 – 18 
November 2021

Application/Fee Deadline: 14 October 2021

Duration: 4 days