Methods of Clinical Research, Certificate

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


The Methods of Clinical Research course, Erasmus University Rotterdam will give an introduction to clinical epidemiology. Due to its focus on the appropriate research design, measurement and evaluation, clinical epidemiology provides the scientific basis for the practice of medicine.

The topics that will be covered in this course include risk (determinants of disease, pathogenesis), diagnosis (evaluation of diagnostic tests), prognosis (prediction of disease outcome), and management of disease (evaluation of therapy efficacy and safety). The course takes both a theoretical and a problem-oriented approach (15 hrs)

The objectives are:

  1. an understanding of the designs and analyses of clinical studies
  2. the ability to plan, formulate, and implement clinical research
  3. the skill to evaluate aetiological, diagnostic and prognostic research
  4. knowledge of challenges and fallacies in modern clinical research

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • 0.7

Start date

  • 15 August

End date

  • 19 August

Course days

  • Monday to Friday (5 mornings)


  • Clinical Research

  • Clinical Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology

  • Methodology

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail. A laptop is recommende


Dr. Henning Tiemeier

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, or equivalent knowledge

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 470 International
  • EUR 470 EU/EEA


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