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Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Pharmacists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Scientists
  • Researchers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Introduction to Key Concepts in Screening

9 videos (Total 51 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Definition of Screening4m
Definition of a Screening Program4m
Natural History of Diseases4m
Lead Time, Diagnosis and Treatment5m
Risk of Overdiagnosis4m
Screening Tests and Biomarkers4m
The Prevention Paradox6m
Target Populations for Screening4m
9 readings
Course Instructors10m
Development Team10m
Course Description: Modules & Themes10m
Course design10m
Grading policy5m
Discussion Forum Guidelines10m
Getting started: Break the ice !30m
Suggested discussion45m
Reading List for Concepts5m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Key Concepts in Screening40m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Screening Metrics

10 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Robustness of Tests5m
Validity5m
Sensitivity and Specificity6m
Predictive Values6m
Outcomes and Study Design5m
Number Needed to Screen5m
Presentation of the 2-by-2 Table3m
Ethics5m
Shared Decison Making_ new video10m
2 readings
Suggested discussion45m
Metrics10m
1 practice exercise
Screening Metrics30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Screening in Pregnancy and Newborns

6 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Key Concepts for Genetic Screening Tests8m
Overview of Prenatal and Perinatal Screening8m
Example of an Improved Screening Test: Down Syndrome7m
Example of Screening to Improve Prognosis: Congenital Hearing Loss7m
Example of Genetic Screening: Cystic Fibrosis8m
3 readings
Suggested discussion45m
Genetic conditions30m
Prenatal and perinatal conditions20m
1 practice exercise
Screening in Pregnancy and Newborns40m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Screening for Cardiometabolic Conditions

4 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Case 1: Hypertension7m
Case 2: Diabetes10m
Case 3: Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children11m
2 readings
Suggested discussion45m
Cardiometabolic conditions10m
1 practice exercise
Screening for Cardiometabolic Conditions20m
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Top reviews from Disease Screening in Public Health

By JGJan 8th 2018

very interesting. I learned a lot about diseases. Very informative course.

By IAFeb 24th 2019

This course made my foundations for public health.

Instructors

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Antoine Flahault

Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva) and co-Director of Centre Virchow-Villermé (Université Paris Descartes)
University of Geneva and Université Paris Descartes – Sorbonne Paris Cité
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Fred Paccaud (In Partnership with UNIGE)

Professor of epidemiology and public health and Director of the Institute of social and preventive medicine
Lausanne University Hospital
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Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant

Professor of Epidemiology and Research and Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair for the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University.
University of Lausannne and McGill University

About University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

About University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne is a Swiss state university founded in 1537. It is focused on Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sport Sciences. UNIL is a research-intensive university which encourages interdisciplinarity. It is also renowned for its innovative teaching methods....

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