Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This course aimed to enable health care providers to deliver a public health approach for early detection and management of diabetic eye disease for the prevention of blindness. Learners explored the epidemiology of diabetic eye disease and evaluated approaches to screening and the use of guidelines to manage and monitor implementation within health systems and coordinate treatment options. They considered the challenges faced by people living with diabetes throughout the course.
4 weeks, 5 hours per week
Dr Daksha Patel
Assistant Professor in International Eye Health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Describe the classification, natural history, epidemiology and complications of diabetes mellitus.
- Interpret the classification, pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetic eye disease and its impact on eye health services and society.
- Evaluate public health strategies for the control of diabetic eye disease
- Describe and apply the principles of screening to diabetic retinopathy
- Explore the models for detection of diabetic retinopathy and their implications within high and low resourced health systems.
- Evaluate guidelines for grading, screening and monitoring its implementation with the diabetic retinopathy care pathway
- Identify the barriers and challenges experienced by people living with diabetes to manage their diabetes, and comply with screening and treatment
- Assess treatment protocols and resources requirements for the management of Diabetic eye disease and its implementation at a programme level
- Apply the planning tool to strengthen diabetic eye care services at a local level
- 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
Issued on 17th January 2022
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