Primary and Secondary Prevention Research, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    470
    Tuition (Full programme)
    470
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Primary and Secondary Prevention Research course will introduce and illustrate methods and practices of research in the planning, development and evaluation of interventions to prevent ill health. Primary and secondary prevention may work together, depending on the determinants of disease and technology available. Life style factors, like for example cigarette smoking, dietary habits and physical activity, are important determinants of health and disease. Therefore, promoting healthy life styles is important in public health interventions. This course is offered at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Screening for diseases that are related to these determinants can possibly improve prognosis, gain life-years and quality of life. However, early detection also means a longer period of life during which a person is aware of having the disease, and false-positive test results will induce unnecessary diagnostic interventions. Crucial in prevention research is the individual and population perspectives, with consequences for designing a study, evaluating an intervention, communicating to the people and setting priorities. Special emphasis will be given to cancer research, cardiovascular interventions, and the role of lifestyle in prevention. The course will consist of lectures, exercises and presentations of illustrative examples of primary and secondary prevention research.

Objectives:

  • Introducing the methods and practices of primary and secondary preventive research.
  • Introducing the biases and interpretation of screening to detect diseases early in order to improve survival of quality of life.
  • Illustrate when to implement screening strategies, and how to implement and evaluate primary prevention strategies.
  • Give up-to-date information on the determinants of and policies for cancer and cardiovascular prevention.

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

  • 22 August

End date

  • 26 August

Course days

  • Monday to Friday (5 mornings)

Course time

  • From 8:45 till 11:45

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology

  • Public Health

Lecturers

Oscar Franco and Harry de Koning

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

None

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 470 International
  • EUR 470 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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