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 26 CPD points.How to apply
Applying for the course
Please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
The student is responsible for obtaining any visa or other permissions to attend the course, and is encouraged to start the application process as early as possible as obtaining a visa for the UK can sometimes take a long time. The Short Courses team, in the Registry, can provide supporting documentation if requested.
Accommodation and meals
The School cannot provide accommodation for participants. A list of hotels and other accommodation located in the vicinity of the School can be provided on request to Registry. Lunch can be purchased from the School refectory. Evening meals are not catered for at the School, but there is a large choice of restaurants and coffee shops nearby.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to improving global health through its programme of short and full-time postgraduate study.
- If you have been offered a place on the course you will not be able to register without bringing formal ID (Passport) and without having obtained the correct visa.
- It is essential that you read the current visa requirements for short course students.
- The School may cancel courses two weeks before the first day of the course if numbers prove insufficient. In those circumstances, course fees will be refunded.
- The School cannot accept responsibility for accommodation, travel and other losses incurred as a result of the course being cancelled.