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Free Online Course on Global blindness from ICEH

Published: 09.02.2017

The International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Global Blindness with the help of its partners FutureLearn from 20 February 2017.

You can register your interest at:
This free online course in public health for eye care will:
  • Introduce the magnitude and causes of visual impairment and blindness at a global level,
  • Relate to key global initiatives in avoidable blindness and
  • Familiarise you with practical approaches to strengthen eye health services, with an emphasis on low and middle income country settings. 
  • The course aims to support health professionals to consider the eye health needs within their populations. 
Who should do this course?
  • Professionals working in eye health: ophthalmologists, optometrists, clinical officers and ophthalmic nurses, clinicians.
  • Non governmental organisation staff with an interest in limited resource settings.
  • Medical and optometry students to understand how public health is applied.
  • Educators in eye health to explore how public health can be applied in training programmes.
  • The course is taught by experts involved at many different levels of eye care services – from global and academic leadership to clinical and public health experts involved at the community level. 
How does this online course work?
  • Sign up for free – manage your own pace
  • View videos and articles and learn from experiences shared by experts
  • Participate in discussions – learn from conversations
  • Test your understanding in regular quizzes
  • Freely download, adapt and re-use the content
  • On completion – purchase a certificate for your CV (optional).