Disease Screening in Public Health

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. This MOOC named "Disease Screening in Public Health" is currently available on the Coursera platform. To read more about the course, click here.


Disease Screening in Public Health

Santé publique

  • To increase the competency of people involved in the scientific field of screening
  • To understand the public health perspective in screening programs
  • To explain the evidence needed to select, design, implement and evaluate screening programs
Public cible

People interested in public health, especially those wanting to acquire the skills needed to be involved in the scientific field of screening.

Durée : 7 weeks / 1-3 hours/week

Conditions de participation

No background expertise is required.


This course is free of charge.

Upon payment, a certificate of attendance could be delivered at the end of the course.

  • Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Professor of Epidemiology and Research and Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair for the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, Quebec & Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne.
  • Antoine Flahault, Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva) and co-Director of Centre Virchow-Villermé (Université Paris Descartes)
  • Fred Paccaud (In Partnership with UNIGE), Professor of epidemiology and public health and Director of the Institute of social and preventive medicine