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‘Introduction to Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests Workshop’ to be hosted by NIHR

By September 17, 2021No Comments

NIHR (Community Healthcare MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative) are holding a workshop titled ‘Introduction to Evaluation of Diagnostic Test Workshop’.

The event aim to provide participants with a basic overview of the components which one might employ for the evaluation of diagnostic tests, including basic health economics and statistics, searching for evidence, and pragmatic study design.

Tests as part of a clinical pathway
We will explore why it is important to consider diagnostic tests as elements of clinical pathways rather than in isolation, and the potential impacts of the introduction of new tests.

Basic statistics for diagnostic medicine
This session will provide a brief overview of how to organise data for the calculation of key basic measures of diagnostic accuracy, including sensitivity, specificity, prevalence, and predictive values.

Searching for existing evidence to support regulatory approval and other purposes
An information specialist from the Bodleian Science Libraries will lead a brief workshop to help students understand how to search for evidence that is already available.

Basic health economics for diagnostic evaluation
This session will provide students with an introduction to what health economics is, what cost-effectiveness means, why this is important and how it is measured.

The cycle of evidence: study designs at different stages of the diagnostic development pipeline
The workshop will incorporate a practical session where students will work through a number of practical evaluation scenarios with course tutors.

NIHR and SBRI Healthcare funding streams
Learn more about available funding streams to support the development and evaluation of new tests, led by a member of the NIHR and SBRI team.

The event takes place on 21 October 2021, with a course fee of £35.00 (limited spaces available). Please register here.