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Patient-reported outcomes in clinical health research
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3410-21-00-00There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 01/10/2021
Date and time02.11.2021, at: 09:00 - 08.11.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats18
Course fee3,360.00 kr.
LecturersSelina Kikkenborg Berg
ECTS credits2.10
Contact personAnne Vinggaard Christensen    E-mail address: anne.vinggaard.christensen@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from Nordic countries. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

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

1. Select, analyze and report relevant patient-reported outcome measures when designing and conducting clinical trials or observational studies.

2. Evaluate the quality of patient-reported outcome measures, including validity and reliability.

3. Understand how to increase response rates and handle non-response.

4. Understand how patient-reported outcomes can be combined with register data.

The content of the course is an introduction to the use of patient-reported outcomes in clinical health research. The focus of the course is primarily on questionnaires. The course will address designing, conducting and reporting trials or observational studies where patient-reported outcome measures are included as primary or secondary outcomes. Considerations about choosing relevant instruments and evaluating the quality of instruments will be covered. Furthermore, specific generic instruments will be presented in more detail. The statistical preparation and reporting will also be covered, including handling of non-responders. Finally, patient-reported outcomes used as proxy or predictors of other health outcomes will be introduced.

PhD-students preferably newly enrolled. No special qualifications required, but it is an advantage if the student have knowledge about statistics.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes

English if non-Danish participants attend. Otherwise Danish.

Lectures, group work, discussions.

Course director
Selina Kikkenborg Berg
Senior researcher
Rigshospitalet, The Heart Centre, section 2151
Blegdamsvej 9
2100 Copenhagen
+45 35459526

Selina Kikkenborg Berg, senior researcher, University of Copenhagen

Philip Moons, professor, KU Leuven, Belgium

Jakob Bjørner, professor, University of Copenhagen

Jane Lindschou, Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Rigshospitalet

Ola Ekholm, senior advisor, University of Southern Denmark

Lau Caspar Thygesen, associate professor, University of Southern Denmark

Anne Vinggaard Christensen, researcher, Rigshospitalet

Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, senior researcher, University of Copenhagen

Tina Birgitte Hansen, post doc, Roskilde Hospital

Jan Christensen, senior researcher, Rigshospitalet

2, 4 and 8 November 2021

Course location
Panum, Copenhagen

Please register before 1 October 2021

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

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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