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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Promotion Ophthalmology Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

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 enables students to contribute effectively at a local, national and international level in research, training and service delivery.

The training will enable students to develop a public health oriented approach to eye care services and the control of blindness in keeping with the objectives of Vision 2020: The Right to Sight.

They will acquire and apply skills in epidemiological and operational research, critical analysis of strategies for the control of major blinding eye diseases, in programme planning, management and evaluation; facilitate a personal development, so enabling individuals to contribute more fully to their countries’ and societies’ eye health; engage with local, national and international networks of health professionals and systems, for the prevention of blindness worldwide.

Objectives

At the end of this programme students should be able to:

  • describe the basic epidemiology of the major blinding eye diseases
  • design and interpret studies to assess public health eye care needs using appropriate research methods
  • critically appraise and select appropriate public health interventions 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 into health systems
  • discuss the importance of disability in the global context, appraise the epidemiology of visual and impairment leading to disability and the impact of disability on people’s lives.

Careers

Graduates from this programme are expected and encouraged to enter into careers with ministries of health, universities and NGOs involved in developing health services to prevent blindness and improve vision.

Modules

Epidemiological Methods Applied to Eye Diseases - Core
Basic Epidemiology - Core
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy - Core
Skills for Field Projects in Eye Care - Core
Childhood Eye Disease and Ocular Infections - Core
Implementing Eye Care: Skills and Resources - Core
Foundations of Global Eye Health and Eye Care Programmes - Core
Introduction to Health Economics - Core
Non-Communicable Eye Disease - Core
Project report

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

26,680

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following: a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.

University information

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health. The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best...more