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Basic methodological concepts in clinical observational and interventional research (including epidemiology and clinical epidemiology)

Course description:

The following elements will be dealt with:
  • Aspects that are common for most research designs (e.g. research questions, study material, data retrieval, and approach to statistical analysis)
  •  Specific 'needs' for various research designs (e.g.  the differences between observational and association studies, cross-sectional and prospective studies, cohort studies and comparative studies)
  • Important issues to ensure external and internal validity of data (e.g. representativeness, random allocation, types of bias, validity of data, confounding/modifying factors, and transparent data reporting)

Further information/discussions will be included based on the needs of the participants.

Intended learning outcome:

The participants will obtain an understanding of the common research designs used in clinical studies including (clinical) epidemiological and register studies and of the various methodological elements necessary to include in the study design and reporting.

Course leader:

Professor Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

Course credit:

 1,2 ECTS

Course fee

The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement".
The course fee for other participants is DKK 2,957.74.

Last Updated 25.11.2020