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Questionnaires in clinical and public health research
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3740-22-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 20/12/2021
Date and time24.01.2022, at: 09:15 - 28.01.2022, at: 15:30
Regular seats24
Course fee3,720.00 kr.
LecturersMogens Grønvold
ECTS credits3.00
Contact personKathe Jensen    E-mail address: kje@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The 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.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
1. Know the basic principles for questionnaire development and validation.

2. Develop, validate, apply, and analyze a simple questionnaire.

3. Evaluate the quality of a questionnaire presented in a medical article.

1. The initial stages of questionnaire development: Problem formulation, identification of key concepts, conceptualisation, variable definition.

2. Questionnaire development: Principles for item development.

3. Multi-item scales: Rationale, construction, and basic principles.

4. Testing and validation of questionnaires: Pre-testing and cognitive interviewing techniques. Principles and methods related to content, construct, and criterion validity and reliability.

5. Development of questionnaires vs. use of standardized questionnaires: advantages and disadvantages and how to combine approaches.

6. Overview of psychometric methods based on classical test theory and modern psychometric methods (differential item functioning, item response models).

7. Conducting a good questionnaire study: practical aspects, data collection, and strategy.

8. Analysing the data, dealing with missing data, reporting results.

Ph.D. students working with questionnaires in clinical and public health research projects.

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:

Public Health and Epidemiology
Clinical Research
All graduate programmes

Danish or English if required by non-Danish participants

Lectures, group work, discussions, exercises (total 5 days, 30 lessons).

Course director
Professor, consultant Mogens Grønvold, MD, DMSci, Department of Public Health, UCPH and Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, mold@sund.ku.dk

Professor, consultant Mogens Grønvold, and 3-4 experienced colleagues who have all worked with development and validation of questionnaires.

24 - 28 January 2022

Course location

Please register before 20 December 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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