Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Gain practical knowledge to reduce risk of vision loss from diabetic eye disease

The number of adults with diabetes is predicted to increase by more than 50% to 642 million by 2040. Diabetic eye disease is a range of ocular complications experienced by people with diabetes. Recent global trends have found an alarming increase in the magnitude of vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy, highlighting the need to strengthen health services to prevent blindness.

Through 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.

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

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

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.

Who developed the course?

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Its mission is to improve health and health equity worldwide.