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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

4.4 Population screening

Main inclusion criteria

Studies investigating population screening programmes including:

  • feasibility studies, pilot studies and trials
  • evaluation of effectiveness, benefits and economic evaluation
  • impact on health services and policy issues
  • models of population surveillance


Advice on research activities

Population screening of specific target population groups e.g. bowel cancer screening, foetal ultrasound screening.

This code is not suitable for individual diagnostic screening procedures e.g. brain scans.

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
4.4 Population screening 4.4 Screening



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 4.3 Technology and/or Marker Testing in a Clinical Setting
Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 6.2 Surveillance