Designing and Using Surveys and Questionnaires for Clinical Practice - PDM1123

This two day course will introduce participants to the theories, concepts and practice of developing and using surveys in clinical research and practice. Participants will gain practical skills on how to write good survey questions, use Qualtrics as a platform for developing surveys, undertake analysis of survey data, and understand the pitfalls of surveys and questionnaires. This course will also include a series of case studies on how surveys have been implemented into clinical practice, and the key learnings we can take from our experiences.

Students may register for one or both days.

Topics on Day 1 include:

  • Using surveys
  • Designing and writing good survey questions
  • Ethical considerations when collecting data using surveys
  • Recruitment and data collection
  • Data entry and data coding

Topics on Day 2 include:

  • Implementing surveys into practice
  • Managing and analysing survey data
  • Pitfalls of surveys
  • Troubleshooting your survey

This course is eligible for Monash University Graduate Research myDevelopment credit hours.

Students who attend Day 1 will receive 7.5 credit hours; students who attend both days will receive 14.5 hours.

The course will be useful for people who are new to survey design, as well as those who would like to improve their skills and knowledge. It will also benefit people who are planning to design a survey in the future (eg. PhD students, clinicians, teaching academics), and those who plan to use previously developed surveys for research.


$325 per day

Alumni discounted fees

1 Day $292.50, 2 Days $585

  • Health care providers (medical, nursing and allied health staff)
  • Health service researchers
  • Policy makers and program managers
  • Quality managers
  • Graduate Research students (eg. PhD or Master's students)
  • Teaching associates and academics