Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • This course will provide an orientation to medical research from a quantitative and epidemiological viewpoint. The course will give an introduction to the design of clinical and public health research, and it will discuss measures of disease frequency and association, and the validity of research in medicine. It will give an overview of elements of data-analysis. 15 hrs.
  • Understanding the design and data-analysis of clinical and public health research.
  • Gain insight in measures of disease frequency and association, and the validity of research in medicine
Who should apply?
  • Those interested in quantitative topics in clinical research, public health research and epidemiology
Teaching methods:
  • interactive lectures
  • exercises
  • practicals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Course code: ESP01
  • Faculty: Albert Hofman
  • Time: 08:45 11:45
  • Course days: Monday to Friday
  • Course material: Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail. A laptop is recommended.
  • Prerequisites: None


Prof. Dr. Albert Hofman


Tuition Fee Per Module

  • EUR 470 International
  • EUR 470 EU/EEA


Each year, the Erasmus Summer Programme provides international students and professionals with an invaluable opportunity to spend three weeks in Holland, bringing themselves right up to date in the health sciences.

In just three weeks, the Erasmus Summer Programme provides 30 courses on state-of-the-art biomedical topics. Each course is designed to fully satisfy the needs of international students with a specific interest such as clinical medicine, general practice, public health, epidemiology, genetics or biostatistics.

A key part in the Erasmus Summer Programme is played by the Fellowships: three suites of courses that provide top-level instruction in clinical research training, public health research, and genetic epidemiology. Each Fellowship is a stimulating challenge for talented young scientists who seek leading careers in scientific research.

Between them, the Erasmus Summer Programme and the Fellowships make a vital contribution to life-long learning and the professional development of students and teachers. By attracting ever greater interest each year, they reveal the enormous international demand for a springboard to an MSc or PhD in quantitative medicine or public health research.

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