• Description:

      The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (short GRADE) is a transparent and rigorous approach to grading quality (or certainty) of evidence and strength of recommendations. The GRADE approach is an internationally accepted standard in the development of clinical guidelines. The course introduces the basic principles of guidelines methodology using the GRADE approach. The course covers the following topics such as;

      -          The fundamental first step: Asking an answerable question (PICO/PIRO) and selecting and rating patient-important outcomes.

      -          Risk of bias assessment (Learn how to assess methodological limitations of randomized and non-randomized trials (observational evidence)).

      -          Quality of evidence: Rating down and rating up using the GRADE framework.

      -          Moving from evidence to recommendations. Participants will be introduced to the GRADE Evidence to Decision (EtD) framework and its individual domains.

      Class material will be uploaded 14 days prior to course start, but a must for the course is the following literature:


      • Guyatt GH, Falck-Ytter Y, Schünemann HJ. Going from evidence to recommendations. BMJ 2008;336:1049


      • Schünemann HJ, Jaeschke R, Craig J, Guyatt GH. Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations for diagnostic tests and strategies. BMJ 2008;336:1106


      • Guyatt GH, Falck-Ytter Y. What is “quality of evidence” and why is it important to clinicians? BMJ 2008;336:995


      • Guyatt GH, Falck-Ytter Y. GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. BMJ 2008;336:924


      Active participation - including completion and presentation of course exercises.

  • Organizer: Professor Preben Ulrich Pedersen pup@hst.aau.dk

  • Lecturers:

    Professor Preben Ulrich Pedersen pup@hst.aau.dk, Department of Health Science and Technology, University of Aalborg.

    PhD fellow Sasja Jul Håkonsen sjh@hst.aau.dk, Department of Health Science and Technology, University of Aalborg.

  • ECTS: 0,8

  • Time: September 21st 2018, 8.30 – 16.30

  • Place: Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15, room 403

  • Zip code: 9000

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats:

  • Deadline: August 29th

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.