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Students graduate from the MSc Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Well done on reaching the end of the course, are you feeling inspired to continue your studies on the topic of Public Eye Health? You can register your interest in studying on our open online eye health courses or the MSc Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. We’ll be in touch with more information soon.

Why study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine?

Students, academics, and professionals come to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) from all over the world because of its international presence, collaborative ethos, research excellence and prestigious study programmes in public and global health.

With a rich history of 120 years of world-leading research and teaching, LSHTM has built a strong and diverse international network of academics, alumni, students and partners. They all contribute to our mission of improving health worldwide, and have helped to establishing our place as one of the top public health institutions in the world.

Rankings and awards

LSHTM consistently ranks highly in various global university league tables, and has a strong academic and media presence worldwide.

  • Ranked #1 UK university for the proportion of academic research with women listed as authors - 2019 CWTS Leiden Ranking

  • Ranked #4 in the world for Public Health - ShanghaiRanking 2019

  • Ranked #13 in the world in the fields of social sciences and public health - US News Best Global Universities Ranking 2019

  • Ranked #27 in the world for medicine - 2019 QS World University Rankings

  • Ranked #1 in Europe for research impact in sciences, based on proportion of publications that belong to top 1% most frequently cited publications - 2018 CWT Leiden Ranking.

  • Awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2017 in recognition of our response to the 2014/15 Ebola epidemic in West Africa

  • Ranked #1 University of the Year 2016/17 - Times Higher Education awards

We are a world leading centre for research and postgraduate education. Our courses are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of public and global health and are recognised by employers around the world.

Our MSc Public Health for Eye Care 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 enables students to contribute effectively at a local, national and international level in research, training and service delivery.

Find out more about our MSc Public Health for Eye Care

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine offers many study options related to global health. Details of all our MSc, research degree, short course programmes and other free online courses can be found on the School’s website.

Get extra benefits, upgrade your course

You can now get extra benefits by upgrading this course, including:

Unlimited access to the course: Go at your own pace with unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn.

A Certificate of Achievement: To help you demonstrate your learning we’ll send you a Certificate of Achievement when you become eligible.

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Subscribe to the Community Eye Health Journal

The Community Eye Health Journal is published by the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Published quarterly, the journal is sent free to over 22,000 eye care providers in countries where the burden of eye disease and blindness is greatest.

Peer-reviewed articles are written by experts in the field and combine clinical issues with public health approaches. These include research, planning and management, appropriate technology, training and advocacy.

Read and download the journal for free on the Community Eye Health Journal website.

What readers say about the Community Eye Health Journal:

“If I am cut out from this Journal you know that I am in utter darkness.” Optometrist, Nigeria.

“The Community Eye Health Journal has been my companion for many years… The illustrations in it are so clear that showing them to students has been one of my teaching methods.” Ophthalmologist, Ethiopia.

IAPB workshops

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) VISION 2020 workshops are a flagship for VISION 2020, the global programme to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020, and are run across the world in partnership with regional stakeholders.

Workshops are targeted and reflect the needs of national governments. Since 1999, many countries with prevention of blindness plans at national and district level have addressed disease-specific issues through the workshops, such as retinopathy of prematurity and diabetic retinopathy, and influenced access to eye care services.

For more information about the workshops please visit contact your IAPB regional chair and regional co-ordinator.

The VISION 2020 LINKS Programme works to improve quality and quantity of eye care training, mainly in Africa. The programme, which began in 2004, has so far established 21 links between training institutions in Africa and the UK. Find out more about the programme from the International Centre for Eye Health website.

Re-using the course materials

Unless stated otherwise, the materials on this course are published under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) which permits non-commercial re-use without asking for permission. We encourage you to download, adapt and share these materials for teaching and learning.

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Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

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