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About the Course

Current and future public health is characterized by the increase of chronic and degenerative diseases, corresponding to the worldwide ageing of the population. The increasing prevalence of these conditions together with the long incubation period of the chronic diseases and the continual technological innovations, offer new opportunities to develop strategies for early diagnosis. Public Health has an important mandate to critically assess the promises and the pitfalls of disease screening strategies. This MOOC will help you understand important concepts for screening programs that will be explored through a series of examples that are the most relevant to public health today. We will conclude with expert interviews that explore future topics that will be important for screening. By the end of this MOOC, students should have the competency needed to be involved in the scientific field of screening, and understand the public health perspective in screening programs. This MOOC has been designed by the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne. This MOOC has been prepared under the auspices of the Ecole romande de santé publique (www.ersp.ch) by Prof. Fred Paccaud, MD, MSc, Head of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in Lausanne (www.iumsp.ch), in collaboration with Professor Antoine Flahault, MD, PhD, head of the Institute of Global Health, Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/isg/en/) and Prof. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (McGill University, Quebec/ Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne)....

Top reviews

PB
Jun 22, 2021

It is a wonderful course and it help me to improve my skill, providing the very interesting methods in disease screening and implementation. How to evaluate a screening process is also learned.

SH
Aug 24, 2020

To all the course professors: " A wonderful and big thank you for a course well taught and well completed by myself." I have learnt alot. Samantha Henry (Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar). Guyana

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By Renee O

Jul 27, 2020

Cons: I found each lecture had trivia questions and it was a different approach than what I'm use to. I had to think outside the box to answer the questions, to fill in the blank spaces. Although I like challenges to answer those questions you need some background in order to answer them or simply guess

Pros: Even though the chapter quizzes required critical thinking, some of it was included in the lecture, but mostly it had me thinking twice about everything, about what I thought was right and what actually was right. What I perceived was right wasn't so in Chapter 7, the rest were predictable.

Overall, I was fortunate to be listing to Emperor of Maladies at the time, so it made sense, I think if I wasn't listening to it at the same time I wouldn't be so enthusiastic to learn it nor would it have made sense.

By Camille C

Oct 2, 2020

Enjoyed speakers, prefer a more interactive approach. Fundamentals and strategy thought provoking principles identified and allow for innovative ideas. Enjoyed the course, thank you.

By David J H

Mar 9, 2016

Very interesting course but work needs to done on the language component which was sometimes very confusing. Some really good Powerpoint presentation work.

By Subarna S M

Nov 1, 2021

Thanks to all the faculties for sharing their knowledge and wisdom.Thank you Coursera for making the learning fun.

By Najwa A

Oct 7, 2021

I suggest the lectures to be on presentation slides so that we can easily follow with the professors

By Ka K L

Jun 30, 2016

Comprehensive overview of disease screenings for clinicians as well as public health professionals

By Mennatalla N S

Apr 30, 2020

Very good information , however the professors need to be more fluent in English .

By DELIA A G G

Sep 12, 2020

Buen curso...muy recomendable

By Koustav M

Jun 5, 2020

good

By Patricia M B

Oct 31, 2021

There was no dialog with the professors. I do not believe that they even checked our discussion forum.

By Yejoon C

Oct 12, 2019

great

By Ishita R

Oct 30, 2020

Overall the course is great. But the fact that at a time when people are struggling to retain their job and career development, these courses and certificates should be made free of cost