Course P264/03 Public and patient involvement in health research

ECTS: 2.7

Course leader: Annesofie Lunde Jensen

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: PH

Course fee: 3,240.00 DKK

Max seats: 25

Applicants: 21

Status: Course is started

Semester: Fall 2021

Application deadline: 01/11/2021

Start date: 29/11/2021

Administrator: Thilde Møller Risgaard

The course, P264/03 Patient and public involvement in health research, is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, autum 2021.

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 aim of this course is to introduce the concept of PP and acquire participants a science- and theory-based understanding of PPI. The course will increase the participants’ ability to identify and increase the value of PPI in health research by suggesting how PPI could optimally be a part of their own study and which implications would be important for practice.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Summarise the theory and practice of PPI in the research cycle
  • Assess different approaches of PPI relevance and applicability in various study designs
  • Take an analytical and critical view on the processes and potential outcomes of PPI.
  • Plan, apply, and evaluate PPI in own study.

Content: The course will provide a key overview of current trends and impacts of PPI. The theory and practice of PPI will be addressed based on elements in the research cycle: identifying and prioritising, commissioning, designing and managing, undertaking, disseminating, implementing and evaluating impact. The course introduces different approaches to PPI in health research: consultation, collaboration and user controlled research and will discuss how these approaches can be applied at each stage of the research cycle.

Based on case studies, the course will address obstacles to (effective) PPI in the various stages of the research cycle, and discuss the applicability of the different approaches in specific contexts.

The course will alternate between lectures, discussions, group work, exercise on planning of PPI in projects. Researchers and patients with practical experience in PPI will give the lectures. A high level of student participation is expected to obtain full benefit of the course.

Venue: Loftsalen (1266-316), the Victor Albeck Building, Vennelyst Boulevard 4, 8000 Aarhus C

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Research Year students and 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:

  • 29 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00
  • 13 December 2021 10:00 - 16:00
  • 14 December 2021 10:00 - 16:00