News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 16 No. 45 2003. March 01, 2003

LSHTM Courses

1. MSc Community Eye Health

The MSc Course in Community Eye Health will commence at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the 29th September 2003. The cost of the course is £14 111 plus a living allowance of £10 300 for the year.

Interested applicants for the MSc course should hold a first degree and wish to work in the field of community eye health in a developing country. Experience in the field is desirable.

The MSc course units are also available as short courses. Further information on the short courses is available from SHORTCOURSE@LSHTM.AC.UK or Adrienne Burrough at ADRIENNE.BURROUGH@LSHTM.AC.UK.

Application forms for a place for in 2003/4 or 2004/5 and a prospectus are available from The Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, UK. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7927 2239, fax: +44(0)20 7323 0638, e-mail: REGISTRY@LSHTM.AC.UK. Or why not visit our web site at www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/masters/msceh.html

2. Short Course in Tropical Ophthalmology

Date: 3 – 5 November 2003
Cost: £330
Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

This course has CME approval of 18 points

This course is aimed primarily at ophthalmologists in the UK and overseas wishing to gain more information on tropical eye disease and the Global VISION 2020 initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness. The primary purposes are to familiarise participants with:

  • the main causes of blindness in the world
  • the clinical presentation and management of the following diseases: Trachoma; Onchocerciasis; Vitamin A deficiency and Measles; Ophthalmia neonatorum; HIV and the eye; Leprosy.

Further information: Mrs Adrienne Burrough, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, ICEH, Keppel Street, LONDON WC1E 7HT; E-mail: ADRIENNE.BURROUGH@LSHTM.AC.UK

3. Control of Blinding Eye Diseases Short Course

23 February – 26 March 2004

This course consists of the following two teaching units

  • Control of Childhood Eye diseases and Ocular Infections
  • Control of Non-Communicable Adult Eye Disease

Cost £2,370

4. Planning a VISION 2020 Programme Short Course

26 April – 28 May 2004

This course consists of the following two teaching units

  • How to Plan and Implement a VISION 2020 project

  • Resources and Technology for VISION 2020

Cost £2,370


The teaching units on Conrtol of Blinding Eye Diseases and Planning a VISION 2020 Programmme can be taken together to form a 10 week VISION 2020 course. It is possible to do a project over the Easter break to complement the 10 week course.

Further details: ADRIENNE.BURROUGH@LSHTM.AC.UK

Application forms are available from The Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, UK. Telephone +44 (0)20 7927 2239, fax +44 (0)20 7323 0638, email: REGISTRY@LSHTM.AC.UK, web: www.lshtm.ac.uk/courses. Please quote Ref: AJCE_CEH03

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