Course COURSE CANCELLED P256/03 Advanced course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics


ECTS: 2.1

Course leader: Henrik Hein Lauridsen

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Max seats: 25

Applicants: 3

Status: Course is cancelled

Application deadline: 12/10/2020

Start date: 09/11/2020

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen


Advanced course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics

Reg. No: P256/03

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2020

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, 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 in-depth knowledge of clinimetric testing of questionnaires.

Learning outcomes: At the end of the course the participant will:

  • Have the skills to complete the process of developing a new measurement instrument
  • Have basic knowledge about item reduction and factor analysis
  • Know how to perform a field test
  • Be able to define, determine and interpret a) validity, b) reproducibility, c) responsiveness and d) interpretation
  • Have an overview of the benefits of modern psychometric methods such as IRT and Rasch analyses
  • Be able to explain the basics of Rasch analysis

Contents: The course is an advanced course in the science of measurements in medicine and is a continuation of the introductory course. Participants will learn the details of how to develop a new measurement instrument and perform a field test, and this is followed by a thorough review of validity, reproducibility, responsiveness and interpretability. Furthermore, participants will learn the basics of item reduction and factor analysis. Lastly, the concepts of modern Rasch measurement theory in questionnaire research will be introduced.

Recommended knowledge for participation: Introductory course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics

Language: English

ECTS: 2,1

Head of course: Henrik Hein Lauridsen

Instructors: Jens Søndergaard Jensen, Henrik Hein Lauridsen, Eva Ørnbøl

Number of Participants: 25

Dates and times: 9, 16 and 23 November 2020 from 9:00 - approx 16:30


  • 9 and 16 November: Det Blå Auditorie (1266-222), The Victor Albeck Building, Vennelyst Boulevard 4, 8000 Aarhus C
  • 23 November: Mogens Zieler Stuen, The Conference Centre, Frederik Nielsens vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C

Course fee: DKK 2520

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students from University of Helsinki
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Application deadline: 12 october 2020