News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 17 No. 51 2004. October 01, 2004

Diploma in Community Eye Health

21st February – 27th May 2005

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Department of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

This three month course is aimed at people who want to know more about the major blinding eye diseases and the VISION 2020 initiative. It is especially suitable for eye care professionals, ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic assistants and nurses, and project managers who want to receive training in Community Eye Health, but cannot be away from their place of work for one year.

The course consists of three main components: Controlling Blinding Eye Diseases in the five weeks before Easter; Planning a VISION 2020 Programme in the five weeks after Easter and a written strategy document to be researched and written during the Easter break.

We recommend that applicants have a qualification in health sciences and, preferably, are attached to an organisation involved in community eye care. The taught element of this course will also be attended by the MSc students in Community Eye Health.

Course fees: £5,250.
Recommended living costs £3,300

Application forms are available from The Registry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
tel: +44 (0) 20 7299 4646
fax: +44 (0) 20 7323 0638
e-mail: [email protected]
web site:

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