Methods for studies in medicine with a focus on diagnostic studies

Target Groups: BIH-funded people, BIH and Charité associates.

This Event is organized by the BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy

Lecturer: Juliane Hardt (juliane.hardt@charite.de) - Institute of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology, BIH-CRU Biostatistic

For physicians with an interest in research, there is a rising need for a good education in research methods and statistics for planning, conduction and analyses of studies. So far, study methodology is only covered to some degree in medical training. Diagnostics are an important part of clinical medicine and the basis for therapeutical desicions. However, diagnostic studies as a study type in medicine and its statistical & methodological aspects are not well-known yet in medicine.

This short course for medical researchers offers an overview of methods for medical research and an introduction into the methodological and statistical toolbox of diagnostic studies:

  • Phases of diagnostic studies
  • Designs of diagnostic studies with regard to the function of the new test in the clinical setting (replacement, triage, add-on-test)
  • Biases in diagnostic studies
    Diagnostic RCTs: Designs and application
  • Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies and Diagnostic Meta-Analyses
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of diagnostic RCTs
  • Reporting Guidelines for diagnostic studies

Objectives of this course are to give an overview of methods and basic statistical analyses to advance the scientific education for medical research with regard to:

  • reading and critical appraisal of diagnostic studies and
  • planning of  diagnostic test accuracy studies (DTAS) and diagnostic RCTs

The application of this methods & statistics repertoire in the clinical context will be a special consideration.

We are pleased to offer childcare services during this event. Please let us know until two weeks before the Event starts if you need childcare, please include for how many children, and what ages in your registration. If you have further questions you can contact the BIH equal opportunity officer Karin Höhne at equal.opportunity@bihealth.de