Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Find out how to plan and manage eye care, to avoid blindness

Around the world, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired. 75% of this is avoidable and 90% is in low- and middle-income countries. In this online course we highlight the key facts about avoidable blindness and global initiatives to address it.

Translations

Content on this course is also provided in Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese:

  • 中文:课程信息 PDF
  • Español: Información del curso PDF
  • Português: Informação do curso PDF

A separate French course is available:
La Cécité dans le Monde: Planifier et Gérer les Services de Soins Oculaires

What topics will you cover?

  • Epidemiological data on the causes and prevalence of blindness and visual impairment
  • VISION 2020: The Right to Sight
  • The Global Action Plan 2014-2019
  • Key public health strategies for cataract and refractive error
  • Health systems strengthening
  • The essentials of the planning process for eye care programmes
  • The principles of monitoring and evaluation

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 intended for all health care providers, health managers, NGO staff with an interest and some experience of, eye care health services. The course will especially benefit:

  • Eye health providers who lead or manage the service provision of an eye unit or eye care team
  • All clinical eye care providers who work in isolated and remote settings
  • Eye care providers with an interest in public health approaches
  • Any health providers and managers with an interest in resource limited eye care services
  • Non-governmental staff involved in developing eye care projects in low- and middle-income countries
  • Charity organisations and philanthropists involved in supporting eye care service provision
  • Ophthalmic residents and nurses in training programmes with an interest in low- and middle-income health services
  • Trainers in academic institutions with an interest in developing training in public health approaches for eye care service provision for their local setting.

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.