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Imagine a world where health screening decisions are made easier.

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? At Warwick we take these questions seriously and want to help you find the answers.

Topics covered include:
-Definitions of screening.
-The remit of the UK National Screening Committee.
-Policy-making processes and screening criteria.
-Screening programmes available in the UK.

In addition you will be provided with the tools to assess screening programmes through test performance, ethical issues and economic evaluation. You will also explore how to implement first-rate programmes though quality assurance. The most up to date policies, areas of debate and the future of screening programmes will be covered and discussed during the master class.

This interactive course uses a mixture of teaching methods, including group work, practical exercises, current screening examples and case studies based on current NHS screening programmes. There is also a designated question and answer session with health screening experts.

A certificate of course attendance and course completion will be will be issued by the University of Warwick.

This one day workshop in Health Screening is designed for staff implementing NHS screening programmes such as:
-Hospital Consultants
-Practice Managers
-Public Health Managers
-Paediatric Specialists
-Dentists and Dental Nurses

Visit the Health Screening Workshop page on the University of Warwick website for more details!




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