Planning and Evaluation of Screening [HS05]

Course highlights

ECTS

1.4

Start date

26-03-2018

End date

30-03-2018

Course days

Monday to Friday

Faculty

Prof. Harry de Koning, PhD, Marjolein van Ballegooijen, PhD , and invited speakers

Course fee

€ 870

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Disciplines

  • Public Health

Exam date

30-03-2018

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

This course focuses on the design and the evaluation of health care programmes for the early detection of disease or screening. Screening takes place in a population without symptoms of the disease. The screening test characteristics have consequences for the favourable (improvement of prognosis by early detection, life years saved and deaths prevented) and unfavourable (overdiagnosis, unnecessary treatments) effects of screening.


There are a number of designs for the assessment of the effectiveness of screening, such as randomized-controlled trials, observational prospective studies and case control studies. The pros and cons of each of these designs will be discussed. Evaluation methodologies, such as cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and technology assessment will be explained, including the concepts of quality adjustment of life years and of time preference. Detailed case studies include cervical, breast and prostate cancer screening, genetic screening, youth health care and screening for tuberculosis, e.g. for high risk groups. Several computer aids for the evaluation of screening are presented.

Objectives

At the end of this course, one should have obtained understanding of and insight in:

  1. determinants for effectiveness;
  2. measures for effectiveness of screening, levels of evidence for effectiveness, trial designs, implementation of trials;
  3. possible negative side effects, determinants of side effects;
  4. measurement of quality of life, quality adjustment of life years;
  5. the use of models for data analysis (describing the underlying natural history of the disease) and for predictions;
  6. definition of high risk groups;
  7. cost effectiveness analysis, optimization of strategies, time preference.

Participant profile

Both public health researchers and policy makers, with an interest in or opting to work in evaluation of health care facilities, in planning of such facilities targeted at populations (versus patient care level), in (secondary) prevention, in policy makin

Assessment

Presentation(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 ECTS)

50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
  • Generation R

50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:

  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam (iMERR)

Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology

25% reduction on our fees for partner institutes of NIHES

For participants formally appointed at the following departments, institutes:

  • Departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above)
  • Addiction Research Institute (IVO)
  • Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid (IKZ)
  • Pallas Health Research and Consultancy
  • Municipal Health Service Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam)
  • Municipal Health Service Rotterdam (GGD Rotterdam)
  • Havenpolikliniek
  • Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
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