Course Advanced 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 2022

Application deadline: 09/10/2022

Start date: 07/11/2022

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen

The course P256/04 Advanced course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2022.

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).

Recommended knowledge for participation: Introductory course in questionnaire technique and clinimetrics or similar courses. The participants should have Stata installed on their computer and a basic knowledge of Stata.

Aim: The purpose of the course is to give participants in-depth knowledge of clinimetric testing of questionnaires.

Learning outcomes: 

  • 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 the measurement properties of 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

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 49,5 hours.

Content: 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.

Instructors: Eva Ørnbøl, Kaare Bro Wellnitz

Venue: Victor Albeck building, 1266, Vennelyst Blvd. 4, 8000 Aarhus C

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:

  • 07 November 2022 08:30 - 16:00
  • 14 November 2022 08:30 - 16:00
  • 21 November 2022 08:30 - 16:00