This unit of study introduces the student to basic concepts behind diagnostic and screening tests, including: test accuracy, sources of bias in test evaluation, critical appraisal of test evaluation studies, principles and use of evidence in making decisions about population screening, and overdiagnosis. After completing this unit of study, the student should have a basic understanding of contemporary issues and the methodology underlying, diagnostic and screening test evaluation and application.
1 x 2 hour synchronous tutorial or asynchronous online tutorial/week for 6 weeks
Class discussion/presentations (40%), written assignment (60%)
Course readings will be provided.
PUBH5010 or CEPI5100Prohibitions
PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5312