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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About MSc Public Health for Eye Care at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Overview

This programme provides ophthalmic professionals with the knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their populations by developing an evidence-based public health approach for the control and management of blinding eye diseases. It will enable you to contribute effectively at a local, national and international level in research, training and service delivery.

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • describe the basic epidemiology of the major blinding eye diseases
  • design and interpret studies to assess public health eye care needs
  • critically appraise and select appropriate public health intervention for the major blinding eye diseases
  • design a comprehensive eye care programme for appropriate preventive and therapeutic measures for a community
  • develop the skills necessary for resource mobilisation, management and evaluation of local comprehensive eye care programmes and integration in health systems

Career opportunities

Graduates from this programme are expected to enter into careers with ministries of health, universities and NGOs involved in developing health services to prevent blindness and improve vision.

Compulsory modules:

Basic Epidemiology
Basic Statistics for Public Health and Policy
Epidemiological Methods for Eye Diseases
Introduction to Health Economics
Public Health Programmes in Eye Care
Skills for Field Projects in Eye Care
Childhood Eye Diseases and Ocular Infections
Non-Communicable Eye Disease
Implementing Eye Care: Skills and Resources

Elective modules (choose one from each group):

  • Group 1: Global Disability & Health; Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights; Reviewing the Literature
  • Group 2: Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries; Principles and Practice of Public Health; Proposal Development

Project report

You will complete a research project on a topic of your choosing, preferably focused on your own work setting.

Key information:

Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.

Location: London

Programme director: Dr Covadonga Bascaran

Contact email: covadonga.bascaran@lshtm.ac.uk

lshtm.ac.uk/study/masters/public-health-eye-care

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Entry requirements

A student must normally satisfy the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine general entrance requirements and the additional programme specific entrance requirements as follows:

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following:

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.

Additionally for the MSc Public Health for Eye Care, students are expected to be health care professionals involved in eye care, or to have an appropriate technical qualification and work experience.

Any prospective student who does not meet the above minimum entry requirement, but who has relevant professional experience, may still be eligible for admission. Qualifications and experience will be assessed from the application.

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English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to meet these requirements: Band C

Please see our English Language Requirements FAQs for information

Intercalating Students

You will need the equivalent of a bachelor's degree to undertake an MSc. This will usually require you to have a BSc degree or have completed the first three years of your medical degree. More information on intercalating an MSc at the School

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