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Health Screening


Prof Aileen Clarke
Dr Sian Taylor-Phillips

Duration: 5 days

4,000 word essay to be submitted 12 weeks following the taught sessions

CATS: 20

Code: MH933

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:

  • 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.

Aims and Learning Outcomes

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Other options
  • MSc routes: Masters in Public Health (MPH)
  • Not sure an MSc is for you? Take this module as a non-accredited course or a Postgraduate Award. Contact us for more information