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Basic clinical research training based on systematic review technique
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3800-17-00-01There are 9 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 18/08/2017
Date and time18.09.2017, at: 08:30 - 27.09.2017, at: 16:00
Regular seats12
Course fee7,560.00 kr.
LecturersHanne Tønnesen
Contact personRie Raffing    E-mail address: edu@whocc.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is only for students registered as a pregraduate research student at the Faculty og Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

a. Describe and exemplify the concepts of clinical research, evidence-based medicine and best evidence-based practice
b. Describe the pyramid of evidence
c. Formulate research questions to be answered by evidence-based medicine
d. Develop the matching strategy for literature search
e. Extract articles and filter the data
f. Critically reading of clinical scientific literature, including
a. identifying the research method used in a scientific paper
b. scoring the evidence and quality level for RCT, CCT and diagnostic trials
g. Write a protocol for a simple Systematic Review
h. Evaluate the use and choice of statistical methods in clinical research

Content
The systematic review is becoming an integrated part of all articles and master thesis either as a part of their introduction and discussion or as an individual paper. The objective of this course is therefore to give the participants skills regarding the planning and construction of a simple systematic review. The participants will be trained in systematic review, including presentation of methods and principles for establishment of a protocol, primarily according to Cochrane criteria, critical evaluation of the reviews. The participants will discuss the implementation of conclusions the consumer perspective.

Participants
This course is only for students registered as a pre graduate research student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen

Language
Danish/English

Form
Problem based learning, including plenum presentation, group work, and visits at institutes or departments using the established evidence in practice (e.g. Cochrane group, GCP, CTU or likewise). The course is evaluated by multiple choice as well as presentation of a protocol.

Course director
Hanne Tønnesen, Professor, dr.med., Research- and Centre leader, WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Services, Bispebjerg Hospital, Hanne.Toennesen@regionh.dk. Rie Raffing, MSc, WHO Collaboration Centre for Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Services, Bispebjerg Hospital, rie.raffing@regionh.dk.

Teachers
Hanne Tønnesen, Professor, dr.med., Research- and Centre leader, WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Services, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital. Kåre Stahl Jacobsen, medical specialist and information specialist. Mette Rasmussen, PhD student, WHO-CC. Susanne Vahr Lauridsen, Clinical Nurse Specialist, PhD student, Urological Department, Rigshospitalet. Jeff Kirk Svane, MA, PhD student, WHO-CC.

Course secretary
Rie Raffing. WHO-CC; Frederiksberg Hospital; DK-2000 Frederiksberg; Denmark. Phone: +45 3816 3841. E-mail: edu@whocc.dk

Dates
18th – 22nd September & 25th – 27th September 2017 (autumn course)

Course location
Frederiksberg Hospital

Registration: Please register before 18 August 2017

Admission to PhD students from Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the rules in force.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrollment.

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