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: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/global-blindness
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).