Dates

7 January - 1 February 2019

All tutorials and lectures are planned on Tuesdays


Content

The main aim of this four week course is to familiarize the students with the results of epidemiological research into the occurrence and the determinants of some common diseases and disease processes.
 

Course coordinator

Leo Schouten, MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology
E-mail
T +31 (0)43-3882390
 

ECTS

Full module: 3.0
 

Fee

Regular master’s fee, or €876 (non-master student)

EPI4926 - Applied Epidemiology


The main aim of this four week course is to familiarize the students with the results of epidemiological research into the occurrence and the determinants of some common diseases and disease processes.
For several diseases, in particular cancer,  dementia, reproductive epidemiology, and infectious diseases, the major epidemiologic findings will be highlighted, mainly by means of information from recent systematic reviews.

Attention will be paid to the frequency of occurrence, risk groups, time trends, aetiologic factors, prognostic factors, preventive measures and therapeutic treatments. The applied epidemiology course specifically aims at the fulfilment of one of the criteria for the registration of A-class epidemiologists: knowledge regarding the epidemiology of (major) diseases.

The course will be given on four consecutive Tuesdays. The course structure includes a lecture from an epidemiologist that is an expert in the field of the particular common disease. This lecture is followed by a tutorial group meeting on this disease. The four week course will be concluded with an exam with open-ended questions.