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Beginner Level

Approx. 22 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction to Key Concepts in Screening

4 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Screening Metrics

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Screening in Pregnancy and Newborns

3 hours to complete
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Screening for Cardiometabolic Conditions

2 hours to complete
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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