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

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.

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.

The two days will consist of several brief lectures, topic by topic, followed by workshops incuding both individual and group activities including peer-review. The course will be adapted to the participants' own needs.

Course leader:

Professor Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

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 2862,-