Services for Diabetic Eye Disease – Online Course
Strengthening services to prevent vision loss from diabetic eye disease. A free online course from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, clinical ophthalmic officers, diabetes nurses, diabetic eye disease screeners and graders, public health specialists, eye health programme managers and planners, diabetologists, general practitioners and all health care personnel involved in supporting people with diabetes.
What topics will you cover?
Classification, natural history, epidemiology and complications of diabetes mellitus and diabetic eye disease, in particular diabetic retinopathy
Impact of diabetic eye disease on the individual, society and health services
Public health and screening for diabetic eye disease: principles, guidelines and implementation models
Partnerships and team approach to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy
Approaches to provision of screening and grading services
Treatment protocols and guidelines for diabetic retinopathy in high and low resourced health systems
Monitoring and evaluation approaches for diabetic retinopathy screening
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe the classification, natural history, epidemiology and complications of diabetes mellitus
Interpret the classification, pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetic eye disease and its impact on eye health services and society
Evaluate public health strategies for the control of diabetic eye disease
Describe and apply the principles of screening to diabetic retinopathy
Explore the models for detection of diabetic retinopathy and their implications within high and low resourced health systems
Evaluate guidelines for grading, screening and monitoring its implementation with the diabetic retinopathy care pathway