Course dates: 24 - 28 June 2019
The primary purposes of the workshop (which will parallel closely the expanding workshop programme currently underway in about thirty countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America) will be to familiarise participants with:
- the aims, objectives and strategies of the VISION 2020: the Right to Sight programme.
- 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 blinding 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.
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.
Methods of Assessment
There is no formal assessment but at the conclusion of the course, a certificate of attendance will be provided.
This course has been awarded 26 CPD points from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The course has also been approved for 27 CET points from the General Optical Council (UK) for optometrists. For those outside the accredited professions or jurisdictions, please check with your own professional organisation as these CPD and CET points can often be accepted locally.
Applying for the course
We are no longer accepting applications for 2019.
Please read LSHTM's Admissions policies prior to submitting your application.
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 vouchers will be provided during breaks.
Evening meals are not catered for at LSHTM, however there is a large choice of restaurants, cafés and shops nearby.
- 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.