Diagnostic Testing: Principles and Practice of Screening

Offered By

Royal College of Physicians

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Physicians will introduce you to the public health principles of screening programmes, including the criteria that should be fulfilled before a screening programme is initiated and regulatory structures for oversight of screening programmes in the UK.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Define what screening is

Describe currently accepted criteria for deciding whether a screening programme should be introduced and list some of the conditions for which screening is offered without meeting these criteria

Identify the key features of register based and of opportunistic approaches to screening, along with their advantages and disadvantages

Interpret sensitivity and specificity data in relation to a proposed screening programme

Identify essential requirements in the evaluation and quality control of a screening programme

Describe the characteristics of sexual health related screening programmes currently existing or proposed in one or more of the UK countries (including chlamydia, antenatal HIV screening and wider HIV testing)