ICEH’s Course on Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services to Prevent Blindness

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Image: ICEH's Course on Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services to Prevent BlindnessThe International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine free online course on Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services to Prevent Blindness starts 7 January 2019.

In this online course, you will learn the key facts about diabetic eye disease and its management, and how health teams and people with diabetes can work together to reduce the risk of vision loss and blindness.

This course is designed for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, clinical ophthalmic officers, diabetes nurses, diabetic eye disease screeners and graders, public health specialists, eye health programme managers and planners, diabetologists, general practitioners and all health care personnel involved in supporting people with diabetes.

What topics will you cover?

  • Classification, natural history, epidemiology and complications of diabetes mellitus and diabetic eye disease, in particular diabetic retinopathy
  • Impact of diabetic eye disease on the individual, society and health services
  • Public health and screening for diabetic eye disease: principles, guidelines and implementation models
  • Partnerships and team approach to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy
  • Approaches to provision of screening and grading services
  • Treatment protocols and guidelines for diabetic retinopathy in high and low resourced health systems
  • Monitoring and evaluation approaches for diabetic retinopathy screening

The course is available for a FREE UPGRADE courtesy from Study UK and the British Council! If you complete this course, those in eligible countries will receive a free Certificate.

Duration: 4 week course. 5 hours per week.

Register for the Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services course here.