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Health Screening

This popular collaborative module between Warwick Medical School and the UK National Screening Committee is 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:

  • Health professionals
  • Clinicians
  • Those involved in screening programmes
  • Those undertaking broad-based public health training

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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Case Studies

I found the whole week to be thoroughly engaging and brilliantly taught. I learnt so much. I really do think that anyone involved in the management of a screening programme at any level would benefit enormously from attending and I will be recommending to my peers that they consider applying next year.
Hannah Garnett, student in 2016

"I'd recommend the Warwick module to anyone working in screening."

Read about how our Health Screening module has benefited one of our recent students, Andrew Brown.

Induction module

Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.

Image of baby having a screening test

Key Facts

Melissa Parkes and Bandana Bahia

Dr Sian Taylor-Phillips

Dr Chris Stinton

Karoline Freeman

Duration: 5 days

4,000 word essay to be submitted 8 weeks following the taught sessions

CATS: 20

Code: MH933

How to Apply

Next Course Start Date: 22/11/2021

Application Deadline: 11/10/2021

Teaching scheduled is provisional and may change. It is therefore advised that you check individual module pages in advance of teaching.

Funding Opportunities