Course Introductory course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics


Course leader: Henrik Hein Lauridsen

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: PH

Course fee: 2,400.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2023

Application deadline: 03/09/2023

Start date: 02/10/2023

Administrator: Thilde Møller Risgaard

The course P255/08 Introductory course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2023.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, public health, dentistry, nursing, or master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: The purpose of the course is to give participants an introduction to clinimetric testing of questionnaires.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Have knowledge about conceptualisation and operationalisation
  • Know the most important concepts related to questionnaire research
  • Know the basics of how to design a questionnaire and write items
  • Know the requirements for questionnaire validation
  • Have the skills to find and select the most appropriate outcome measure
  • Have the skills to translate an international questionnaire into Danish
  • Have basic knowledge of the Cosmin taxonomy and methodology with focus on validity and reproducibility
  • Have basic knowledge in how to develop a new measurement instrument

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 50 hours

The course is an introduction to the science of measurements in medicine. Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of questionnaire research including the structure and design of questionnaires, conceptual models and frameworks, dimensionality and item formulation. This is followed by how to select an appropriate outcome measure for a clinical trial, translating and culturally adapt an international questionnaire into Danish and the basic steps of developing a new measurement instrument. Furthermore, the COSMIN taxonomy and methodology will be introduced, and the measurement properties of validity and reproducibility will be addressed. Time slots on issues related to the individual projects are available.

The introductory course is followed-up by a more in-depth course (“Advanced course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics”) which runs once a year either at SDU or AU.

Instructors: Eva Ørnbøl, Alice Ørts

Venue: Aarhus University, Aarhus

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Health Research Year students and Health Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 02 October 2023 09:00 - 16:00
  • 09 October 2023 09:00 - 16:00
  • 16 October 2023 09:00 - 16:00