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MPH2037 - Measurement in clinical research

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Owen Williamson


Alfred Hospital Second semester 2007 (Day)


An overview of measures and issues in clinical research; sampling and inference; selecting items, reducing items and creating aggregate scores; inter-rater and intra-rater reliability; reliability and interval consistency of responses; assessing the validity of measures; responsiveness of measures to significant clinical change; strategies for gathering data; wording of questions and design of response categories; data entry and management and handling of missing data.


On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply measurement principles and methods in the critical assessment;
  2. develop measures employed in clinical and epidemiological research.


Assignment (90%)+ Oral presentation (10%)

Contact hours

2 contact hours per week


MPH1040 and MPH1041 or MPH1030 and MPH1031