Development of the Czech Childhood Cancer Information System: data analysis and interactive visualization
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 2021;7(6):e23990
On 24 June 2020, MU’s Faculty of Medicine received accreditation for a new MSC study programme Public Health for 7 years. First students will start their education in this programme probably in the academic year 2021/2022.
What is the number of graduates in the stomatology study programmes at individual medical faculties? In which regions of the Czech Republic do they work after leaving the school? How many doctor offices are run by one dentist? Are can we compare these data across the faculties? These are the questions that are answered in a new public we application, which summarises results of a comprehensive analysis in a form of interactive visualisations and which was developed by students of the Mathematical Biology study programme.
The AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) annual conference, probably the biggest event focused on medical education worldwide, took place on 24 to 28 August 2019 in Vienna. A team of authors from the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses and the Simulation Centre of the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, presented an integrative platform that has been developed at the Faculty of Medicine on a long-term basis, and that provides, besides other things, a comprehensive support for OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination), i.e. practical examinations of medical students.
The Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC) Joint Action brings together 24 partners across Europe whose main objectives are to build upon deliverables of the CANCON Joint Action and to implement innovative approaches to cancer control. The joint workplace of IBA FM MU and IHIS CR is mainly responsible for the management of the work package No. 2, i.e. communication and dissemination of results, but participates in other activities as well.
IBA FM MU provides background information for three cancer screening programmes: breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screening. This involves the collection of de-identified data and their statistical evaluation, which makes it possible to monitor the quality and impact of each of the screening programmes in the long term. The official websites Mamo.cz, Kolorektum.cz and Cervix.cz are integral parts of the above-mentioned background information. As for the evaluation of the programmes, IBA FM MU cooperates closely with the National Screening Centre of the IHIS CR.
EMPIRE is an international registry of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Its objectives include the evaluation of epidemiology of this disease in Central and Eastern Europe, determination of basic patients’ characteristics, as well as monitoring of results of modern therapeutic approaches. IBA FM MU coordinates the project and provides the technological background for data collection from 50 centres located in 11 European countries, analytical outputs and data for research papers.
IBA FM MU is a member of the MEFANET (MEdical FAculties NETwork), which aims to build and to strengthen cooperation among medical faculties and healthcare faculties in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, particularly as regards the development in education using modern information and communication technology.
The Medical Simulation Centre (SIMU) at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University will be a unique teaching facility where practical education of FM MU students will take place. IBA FM MU develops software for education support and helps with the introduction of a new form of clinical examination of students.
IBA FM MU guarantees the study programme Computational Biology and Medicine, which enables students to gain an insight into natural sciences and to apply methods of mathematical statistics, modelling and programming in the analysis and interpretation of biological and medical data.