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Terms and conditions

The text here forms part of the terms and conditions of use that every modified Yale Pre-operative Anxiety Scale e-Learning module user must accept before being given access.

If you have any queries about any aspect of these terms and conditions, please contact

Using the mYPAS e-Learning module

The mYPAS e-Learning module has been created by Dr Chris Evans as part of his PhD at University College London supervised by Professor Ramani Moonesinghe, Dr Daisy Fancourt and Professor Monty Mythen. It is designed and maintained to aid the use of the modified Yale Pre-operative Anxiety Scale - created by Professor Zeev Kain, University of California’s Centre on Stress and health – within healthcare research. Use of this resource is dependent on acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content.

As this e-Learning module contains real life case-videos which could be potentially distressing to members of the public and children, you agree to only use the e-Learning module in private and not access it in public spaces.

You must have a valid and in-date Good Clinical Practise (GCP) certificate to use this e-Learning module as compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of the patients, including those filmed for use within this e-Learning module, are protected. You must not share your login details or the module's content with anyone.


The eLearning module has been funded by the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre at University College London Hospital and the MAGIC trial through Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

What information does the module hold?

The e-Learning module captures certain information on each user as part of the registration process. This data enables the creation of an accurate user profile, which is necessary for reporting purposes. he data that is stored is limited to information relating to users’ work, such as their job role, place of work and research trials involved in. The module stores a record of all learning activity performed by users including the individual scores for each of the case-videos they have observed and rated. We will never ask for your home address or any other domestic information.

How does the e-Learning module process the information we hold?

Information collected by the module is solely processed to deliver the online e-Learning module and to collect case-video scores for the calculation of inter-observer agreement for individual trials. This information will never be sold for financial gain or shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.

Examples of how the e-Learning module might use the data held include but are not limited to the following:

  • For internal review.
  • Customising the content and/or layout of the module
  • Notifying users about when a re-appraisal is due
  • Gathering feedback or input on the service, content or layout of the module
  • Giving users access to their own learning history
  • Providing anonymous case-video’s mYPAS scores to the users’ trial chief investigator for use as part of their research trial and documentation
Who can see users’ data?

The e-Learning module administrators and other approved people working with the e-Learning module will have access to users’ training records and user profiles. They will never be allowed to use the information for commercial purposes.


Under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you have many rights regarding your personal data, including seeing what data we hold for you, your right for erasure and also withdrawing consent of data processing. Note that withdrawing consent will result in your account being anonymised and access to the e-Learning module removed.

If you have any queries relating to GDPR please contact us at

Use of cookies

The e-Learning module uses cookies to keep track of a user’s input when filling in online forms, known as session-id cookies, which are exempt from needing consent as they are deemed essential for using the site.

e-Learning module URL

We reserve the right to move or change the e-Learning modules location including web site URLs at any time in order to meet changing business needs and to continually improve its online service.

Intellectual property

All intellectual property rights relating to the online e-learning module remain with the creators of the module. Users have no rights other than to access the learning resources for the purpose of personal study. No modification of any kind is to be attempted to be made to the learning resources. No downloading or copying of any content to electronic or photographic media is allowed. Printing of pages of the learning resources is not authorised. You accept liability for any losses suffered arising from your breach, or attempted breach, of its intellectual property rights.

The modified Yale Pre-operative Anxiety Scale itself remains the intellectual property of its creators and as such should be referenced in any publications referring to its use. This e-Learning module facilitates the teaching of research staff for use within clinical research and if used as part of a trial should also be referenced in any publications in which it was used.


We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the e-Learning module.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.