COVID-19: Testing and Data Analysis

This resource, consisting of 10 'best of five' style questions, will assess your current knowledge of COVID-19: testing and data analysis. You'll receive 1 hour of CPD on successful completion of this resource.

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Resource Overview

This resource is designed to assess knowledge around the testing of patients with suspected COVID-19 including the rt-PCR, lateral flow serology and ELISA. It also explores testing utilised to try to distinguish between acute bacterial and viral infection. The resource explores epidemiological terminology such as sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, negative predictive and positive predictive power as well as assessing mortality rates from epidemiological data. As explained in previous resources, this is a fast moving area and changes to guidance may alter as we know more about the disease.

Once you complete all 10 multiple choice questions - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% - you will be awarded with a downloadable CPD Certificate, which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.

Aims and Objectives

  • To become familiar with the pitfalls and accuracy of various tests used in the diagnosis of suspected COVID-19 infection
  • To be able to analyse data relating to testing and mortality and undertake epidemiological calculations

Related Courses

Other courses within our COVID-19 CPD Course include:

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