Social Epidemiology, 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 Social Epidemiology course, Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to introduce and illustrate modern research methods in social epidemiology, i.e. the study of the social determinants and social outcomes of health. The three main areas to be covered are: the measurement of health inequalities, the explanation of health inequalities, and the evaluation of interventions and policies to reduce health inequalities.

Application of the research methods will be illustrated with historical landmark studies as well as recent examples from the international literature. The programme consists of lectures, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. The focus will be on socioeconomic inequalities in health, but the role of other social factors (such as ethnicity and marital status) will also be discussed. 15 hrs.

Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of a research methods used in Social epidemiology.
  • Discuss a number of substantive issues in Social epidemiology on the basis of recent research findings.

Recommended book: Berkman & Kawachi, Social epidemiology.

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 afternoons)

Course time

  • From 13:00 till 16:00

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology

  • Public Health

Lecturers

Frank van Lenthe PhD, Prof. Johan Mackenbach, MD, PhD

Academic Requirements

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, or equivalent knowledge.

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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