Taught course

Public Health for Eye Care

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine · Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Entry requirements

Either a degree in medicine or a second-class honours degree of a recognised university in science/health-related subject. Students are expected to be health care professionals involved in eye care, or to have an appropriate technical qualification & work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their population. The training will enable them 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; 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the School's website: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

The Study Team