University of Cape Town and McGill University to run high-level courses on TB diagnostic research methods
An intensive high-level courses on TB diagnosis research will take place at the University of Cape Town from 6-9 March 2012 and repeated at McGill University from 9-13 July 2012.
The course will cover the principles behind diagnostic research, diagnostic study designs, sources of bias, and value chain for TB diagnostics development. Also, critical appraisal of diagnostic studies, and conventional and advanced methods for systematic reviews (meta-analyses) of diagnostic tests will be presented, along with the GRADE approach to diagnostic policies. It will introduce multivariable approaches to diagnostic research, and cover alternative designs which evaluate patient outcomes, including the diagnostic RCT, and implementation research. The course will also cover mathematical modelling, costing and cost-effectiveness studies.
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Stop TB Partnership