The primary purposes of the workshop (which will parallel closely the expanding workshop programme currently underway in about thirty countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America) will be to familiarise participants with:
CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists under category B.
Setting & Programme
The course programme will look at needs assessment at the community level and practical issues involved in the treatment of the major blinding diseases. Time will be allocated to group work producing and presenting VISION 2020 proposals for a target population.
The course will be taught by staff of the International Centre for Eye Health in the Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases, with experience of workshop delivery in community eye health in many parts of the developing world, will give instruction on the course. A comprehensive manual will be provided to accompany the presentations.
Methods of Assessment
There is no formal assessment but at the conclusion of the course, a certificate of attendance will be provided.
This five-day course is aimed primarily at ophthalmologists and eye health programme managers working towards the VISION 2020 goal of elimination of avoidable blindness by the year 2020.
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