Quality of Life Measurement [HS11]

Course highlights

ECTS

0.9

Start date

03-05-2017

End date

05-05-2017

Course days

Wednesday to Friday

Faculty

Prof. G.J. Bonsel, MD, PhD, Prof. J.J. van Busschbach, PhD, I.J.Korfage, PhD, Prof. J. Passchier, PhD, Prof. J. de Vries, PhD

Course fee

€ 610

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Introductory level of epidemiology.

Disciplines

  • Public Health

Exam date

05-05-2017

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

In recent years, the patient's assessment of quality of life has developed to an important outcome measure in epidemiology and health services research. Moreover, quality of life measures are increasingly used as criteria in reimbursement policy, most notably in QALY-analysis.

The aim of the course is to provide the participants first, with a review of the instruments currently available; Second, participants are provided with the knowledge required to select measures of quality of life that are both valid and sensitive for the research objectives of the participants;

Third, participants will acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to adjust standard measures of quality of life instruments for their specific disease area’s, with a special focus on reimbursement. The programme consists of presentations, exercises and demonstrations of practical issues. Participants are invited to email their specific interest at forehand, and these topic will be discussed during the course.

Programme:
- Background of ‘health status' and ‘quality of life’.
- Main principles of construction of a quality of life questionnaire.
- Available instruments.

Application.
- Adaptation instruments for specific research questions: increase sensitivity.
- QALY-analysis.
- Practical and ethical value of measuring quality of life in a reimbursement setting.

Objectives

Acquire knowledge required for the evaluation of quality of life instruments and to select the measures, which are valid and sensitive for their research purposes.Gain insight in the instruments currently available for description and valuation of health.

Acquire knowledge required for the justified application in evaluation research.

Participant profile

Medical and behaviour professionals who are relatively new in the field of quality of life measurement.

Assessment

Attendance, Written exam


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 ECTS)

50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice

50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners

This 50% reduction is offered to participants appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:

  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam (iMERR)

Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology

25% reduction on our fees for partner institutes of NIHES

For participants appointed at the following departments, institutes:

  • Departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above)
  • Addiction Research Institute (IVO)
  • Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid (IKZ)
  • Pallas Health Research and Consultancy
  • Municipal Health Service Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam)
  • Municipal Health Service Rotterdam (GGD Rotterdam)

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please state your tutor’s name and email address on the application form (remarks field).