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Clinical Research in Health and Medical Sciences
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3646-23-00-00There are 1 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 12/05/2023
Date and time12.06.2023, at: 09:00 - 14.06.2023, at: 16:00
Regular seats16
Course fee4,440.00 kr.
LecturersThomas Bandholm
ECTS credits2.10
Contact personHenriette Møller    E-mail address: henriette.moeller.02@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: 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 from NorDoc member universities. 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 NorDoc member universities. 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. Better understand fundamental principles of designing, registering and reporting of clinical research.
2. Better plan clinical research, including design, registration and reporting.
3. Better reflect on how others have planned, conducted and reported clinical research.

The course is an introduction to clinical research in health and medical sciences, covering the levels of evidence from prospective cohort studies, over randomized controlled trials, to systematic reviews with meta-analyses. The topics include research questions, study designs, statistical considerations, sample size calculations, outcome selection, intervention design, research registration, sampling, blinding and reporting of research. Most topics in the PREPARE and REPORT trial guides will be covered and many of the authors will lecture on the course (link to open access papers): https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/bjsports/51/20/1494.full.pdf and https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/bjsports/early/2022/02/21/bjsports-2021-105058.full.pdf

PhD-students, preferably newly enrolled. No special qualifications required.

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:
- Basic and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal Sciences
- Clinical Cancer Research
- Surgical Sciences


Lectures, group work, and short presentations by participants.

Course director
Thomas Bandholm, Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen/Department of Clinical Research (056), Hvidovre Hospital, thomas.quaade.bandholm@regionh.dk
Mette Merete Pedersen, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen/Department of Clinical Research (056), Hvidovre Hospital, mette-merete.pedersen@regionh.dk

Mette Merete Pedersen, Associate Professor (University of Copenhagen),
Jeanette Wassar Kirk, Associate Professor (University of Southern Denmark),
Marie Villumsen, Senior Researcher (Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg),
Robin Christensen, Professor (University of Southern Denmark),
Marius Henriksen, Professor (University of Copenhagen),
Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Professor (Research Unit for General Practice, Aalborg),
Thomas Linding Jakobsen, Research Physical Therapist (Copenhagen Municipality),
Kristian Thorborg, Professor (University of Copenhagen),
Thomas Bandholm, Professor (University of Copenhagen).

June 12-14. 2023

Course location
Room 11, Department of Clinical Research (056), “Forsknings- og Undervisningsbygning” (FU) (map: https://bit.ly/3CrsP0D) Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård Alle 30, 2650 Hvidovre.

Please register before May 12, 2023.

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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