ASLM is excited to announce the launch of a free massive open online course on COVID-19 Diagnostics and Testing in partnership with The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The course begins on Monday 20 April 2020, lasts three weeks, and is available to join now on leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com.
As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare infrastructure and testing capacity have emerged as major issues. Countries surge their ability to detect and monitor COVID-19, in a context of many unknowns in terms of most effective and reliable testing algorithms, technologies and strategies to deploy diagnostic capacity across laboratory networks. Sharing up-to-date information and most recent guidance in a rapidly-evolving scientific and technological landscape is key to support the scale-up of COVID-19 diagnostics, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
During this course, you’ll discover the latest recommendations on COVID-19 testing and get up-to-date information on the performance of tests, and how best to deploy them. Topics covered include:
- The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of diagnostics in the response
- The different types of diagnostic tests and their use in the COVID-19 outbreak
- The current recommendations on use of COVID-19 diagnostics and testing strategies
- How countries are establishing and scaling up COVID-19 testing, and key considerations for safety, quality and impact of diagnostic services
Visit the course website today to find out more about the presenters and FREE enrolment.