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).