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International Eye Health

Overview
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Coronavirus information

LSHTM is following the latest advice for the UK from Public Health England (PHE) on the coronavirus outbreak. Health and Safety of our students and staff is our top priority and, with that in mind, a decision not to deliver any face-to-face teaching until at least September 2020 has been taken.

Wherever possible, an alternative online provision is being developed and we will publish further information on our website as soon as it is available. Unfortunately, not all of our Short Courses can be delivered at a distance and will sadly be either cancelled or postponed. If this affects you directly, we will be in touch with options opened to you. 

Courses scheduled to run from September onwards are currently planned to be delivered as normal. However, the situation is developing rapidly, and you are therefore encouraged to regularly check the latest updates on the situation through reliable sources such as Public Health England. We would also strongly advise offer holders to book refundable tickets and accommodation as there is a chance that this may change. 

Overview - International Eye Health
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Course dates: 6 - 10 July 2020

The primary purposes of the workshop will be to familiarise participants with:

  • the aims, objectives and strategies of the VISION 2020: the Right to Sight programme and the evolution to WHO World report on vision.
  • the principles of planning involved in implementing district and national level eye care programmes
  • how Peek Solutions can be used in eye care programmes

The course programme will look at survey methodologies and strategies for control of the major eye health related diseases. Time will be allocated to group work to plan eye care programmes for specific target populations.

Who should apply?

This five-day course is intended for ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and programme managers interested in strategies to reduce diseases leading to visual impairment with an emphasis on middle and low income settings.

Teaching methods

The course will be taught by staff of the International Centre for Eye Health in the School's Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases, with experience of workshop delivery in community eye health in many parts of the developing world, will give instruction on the course. A comprehensive manual will be provided to accompany the presentations.

Throughout the week you and a small group will be preparing and presenting an eye care plan for a specific region. If you currently work in an eye care programme in your country and would like your region to be included in the exercise, please state this in your application. 

Methods of assessment

There is no formal assessment but at the conclusion of the course, a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Accreditation

This course has been awarded 26 CPD points from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The course has also been approved for 28 CET points from the General Optical Council (UK) for optometrists.

How to apply
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Applying for the course

Please complete the online application form.

Please read LSHTM's Admissions policies prior to submitting your application.

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Visas

The student is responsible for obtaining any visa or other permissions to attend the course, and is encouraged to start the application process as early as possible as obtaining a visa for the UK can sometimes take a long time. The Short Courses team can provide supporting documentation if requested.

Accommodation and meals

A list of hotels located in the vicinity of LSHTM, along with further resources for short term accommodation, can be found on our accommodation pages. Tea and coffee will be provided during breaks. Lunch vouchers for the LSHTM canteen will also be available.

Evening meals are not catered for at LSHTM, however there is a large choice of restaurants, cafés and shops nearby.

Important information

Please note:

  • If you have been offered a place on the course you will not be able to register without bringing formal ID (Passport) and without having obtained the correct visa if required.
  • It is essential that you read the current visa requirements for short course students.
  • LSHTM may cancel courses two weeks before the first day of the course if numbers prove insufficient.  In those circumstances, course fees will be refunded.
  • LSHTM cannot accept responsibility for accommodation, travel and other losses incurred as a result of the course being cancelled.