Short Course in Global Eye Health
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 and the evolution to WHO World report on vision
- the principles of planning involved in implementing district and national level eye care programmes
- how Peek Solutions can be used in eye care programmes
The course programme will look at survey methodologies and strategies for control of the major eye health related diseases. Time will be allocated to group work to plan eye care programmes for specific target populations.
Who should apply?
This four-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.
Throughout the week you and a small group will be preparing and presenting an eye care plan for a specific region. If you currently work in an eye care programme in your country and would like your region to be included in the exercise, please state this in your application.
Dr Andrew Bastawrous & 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 been awarded 26 CPD points from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The course has also been approved for 28 CET points from the General Optical Council (UK) for optometrists.
The online short course is currently £200
Course start date: July 2021
Application deadline: TBC
Duration: 4 days