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Free Online course on Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

Published: 09.04.2015

The International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are launching a NEW free online course with the help of partner FutureLearn. This free online course is the first of its kind in public health for eye care. 

In this free online course, the participant will be introduced to the magnitude and causes of blindness at a global level, relate to key global initiatives in avoidable blindness and be familiarised with practical approaches to strengthen eye health services, with an emphasis on low and middle income country settings. This course aims to support eye care and health professionals to begin the consideration of eye health within their populations. The course is taught by ICEH experts who have been involved at different levels of eye care services – from global and academic leadership to clinical and public health experts involved at the community level.
Each participant will do the course at their own pace and hopefully will learn enough to be able to embed the course principles into their own work. We will track this using social networking tools and through pre- and post-course surveys. ICEH along with the LSHTM and FutureLearn will be launching its first Free Online course on Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services. This free online course is open to everyone.
Course design 
This is a 6 week course, that can be done at a pace that suits each persons time and availability. It will consist of:
  • Short video presentations on key topics
  • Interviews with experts in the field
  • Interactive learning exercises and quizzes
  • Application of practical planning principles using a case study
  • Online discussions to exchange ideas and experiences about the topics covered with peers and experts 
  • An option  to obtain a certificate from Future Learn, on completion of the course  

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