This programme provides ophthalmic professionals with the knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their populations by developing an evidence-based public health approach for the control and management of blinding eye diseases. It will enable you to contribute effectively at a local, national and international level in research, training and service delivery.
By the end of the programme you will be able to:
- describe the basic epidemiology of the major blinding eye diseases
- design and interpret studies to assess public health eye care needs
- critically appraise and select appropriate public health intervention for the major blinding eye diseases
- design a comprehensive eye care programme for appropriate preventive and therapeutic measures for a community
- develop the skills necessary for resource mobilisation, management and evaluation of local comprehensive eye care programmes and integration in health systems
Graduates from this programme are expected to enter into careers with ministries of health, universities and NGOs involved in developing health services to prevent blindness and improve vision.
Basic Statistics for Public Health and Policy
Epidemiological Methods for Eye Diseases
Introduction to Health Economics
Public Health Programmes in Eye Care
Skills for Field Projects in Eye Care
Childhood Eye Diseases and Ocular Infections
Non-Communicable Eye Disease
Implementing Eye Care: Skills and Resources
Elective modules (choose one from each group):
- Group 1: Global Disability & Health; Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights; Reviewing the Literature
- Group 2: Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries; Principles and Practice of Public Health; Proposal Development
You will complete a research project on a topic of your choosing, preferably focused on your own work setting.
Duration: one year full-time or two years by split-study.
Programme director: Dr Covadonga Bascaran
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org