A new collaborative module between Warwick Medical School and the UK National Screening Committee - the only Masters level module in the UK dedicated to evaluating health screening
In a cost and health-conscious world, health screening comes under constant scrutiny. How do we decide which screening programmes to introduce and which population groups to screen? What are the ethics behind screening? How do we quality assure programmes and ensure safety and effectiveness?
Covering the underlying epidemiological principles, as well as ethics and policy issues, this module will help those who commission, run or evaluate screening programmes locally or nationally, as well as help those interested in policy and practice in population screening to understand the important issues.
The course is designed for:
The module looks at how to determine when screening is an appropriate intervention, through the analysis of ethical, performance and economic issues, and how screening programmes can be effectively monitored and improved.
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