Course Public and patient involvement in health research

ECTS: 2.3

Course leader: Jeanette Finderup

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: PH

Course fee: 2,760.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2022

Application deadline: 18/10/2022

Start date: 15/11/2022

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen

The course P264/04 Patient and public involvement in health research 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: Conducting or considering a project using patient and public involvement in health research

Aim: The aim of this course is to introduce the concept of patient and public involvement in health research and acquire participants a science- and theory-based understanding of patient and public involvement in health research. The course will increase the participants’ ability to identify and increase the value of patient and public involvement in health research by suggesting how patient and public involvement in health research 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 patient and public involvement in health research in the research cycle
  • Assess different approaches of patient and public involvement in health research relevance and applicability in various study designs
  • Take an analytical and critical view on the processes and potential outcomes of patient and public involvement in health research
  • Plan, apply, and evaluate patient and public involvement in health research in own study

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 58 hours.

Content: The course will provide a key overview of current trends and impacts of patient and public involvement in health research. The theory and practice of patient and public involvement in health research 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 patient and public involvement 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.

Instructors: Annesofie Lunde Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University; Lotte Ørneborg Rodkjær Deputy Lead, Associate Professor, Research Centre for Patient Involvement (ResCenPI), Department of Public Health, Aarhus University; Sarah Cecilie Tscherning, PhD student & Patient, Research Centre for Patient Involvement (ResCenPI), Department of Public Health, Aarhus University

Venue: The 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:

  • 15 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00
  • 22 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00
  • 29 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00