Diagnostic Test Methods

The Workshop on Diagnostic Test Methods was conducted by the Clinical Epidemiology Unit and Prof.BV Moses centre for Evidence informed Health Care and Health Policy, Christian Medical College, Vellore supported by Centre for Development Studies and Activities, India between 9th and 11th December, 2019. The faculty included Dr.Jayaprakash Muliyil, Retired Principal, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Dr. Prathap Tharyan, Former Head, Cochrane South Asia and Department of Psychiatry, CMC, Vellore, Dr.L.Jeyaseelan, Professor of Biostatistics,  Dr.Abraham Peedicayil, Head, Department of Gynaecologic Oncology and Former head, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, CMC Vellore and Dr.Thambu David, Head, Department of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, CMC, Vellore. The video lectures of the workshop can be viewed through the links below.

Phases of Diagnostic Study Designs – Dr. Thambu David

Parallel and Multiple tests – Dr. Abraham Peedicayil

ROC Curve Cut off points – Dr. Thambu David

Imperfect Gold Standards - Dr. Abraham Peedicayil

Sample size calculation - Dr. L. Jeyaseelan

The Diagnostic studies Statistics – Dr. Abraham Peedicayil

How to construct an Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve? – Mr. Richard

Verification bias - Dr. L Jeyaseelan

Critical appraisal of a diagnostic study - Dr. Prathap Tharyan

Comparing two tests - Dr Thambu David

Bayesian thinking &Likelihood Ratios - Dr.Prathap Tharyan

Comparing the accuracy of two tests - Dr. L Jeyaseelan

Screening Test - Dr. Abraham Peedicayil

Systematic review of Diagnostic tests - Dr. Prathap Tharyan