Cohort Studies, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    710
    Tuition (Full programme)
    710
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Cohort Studies course, Erasmus University Rotterdam will provide an introduction to the cohort design for students with an intermediate level background in epidemiology.

It will focus on design and interpretation, emphasizing the principles and complexities of data collection over time and potential biases that may affect cohort data.

Topics to be covered include cohort definition, follow-up and definition of outcomes, fixed and time-dependent exposures, quality control, mixed study designs (nested case-cohort studies), and quality assurance and control.
The course will also cover the basic analytic methods appropriate to various types of cohort data, including the application of both non-parametric methods and regression models.

The course will be based on lectures as well as in small group and plenary discussions of exercises. Competencies to be gained in the course include the ability to interpret findings from cohort studies and to apply principles for the design of cohort studies.

Objectives:

  • To be able to recognize the general design of a cohort study
  • To identify salient issues in the conduct and implementation of cohort studies
  • To recognize the main techniques for the analysis and issues in the interpretation of cohort data

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

ECTS

0.7

Start date

15 August 2016

End date

19 August 2016

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:0

Lecturers

Jonathan Samet

Academic Requirements

Introductory level epidemiology course work and introductory level biostatistics

Technological Requirements

A laptop is recommended.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 710 International
  • EUR 710 EU/EEA

Funding

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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