Prerequisites: Introductory courses in epidemiology and biostatistics
Description: This course will provide an introduction to test/scale development theories (Classical Test Theory vs Item Response Theory) and the properties of clinical outcome measurement tools (i.e. validity, reliability and responsiveness).
Course Goals: To provide a comprehensive overview to attendees on the development, implementation and assessment of measurement tools, in particular patient reported outcome measures, for us in clinical research or practice. ,.
Competencies: The students that have taken this class are expected to be able to:
C. 1. Describe health measurement test development theories
C. 2. Comprehend key psychometric components of measurement tools for clinical research
C. 3. Apply the basic terminology and definitions of measurement.
C. 4. Comprehend and critically review measurement characteristics: validity, reliability, responsiveness and interpretability.