Clinical Epidemiology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
Utrecht University Online
This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses, and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


During the course, you will focus on questions of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and etiology. Several research options are available to help you address these questions, including intervention trials and case-control studies using data obtained in a clinical setting.

Please note that this course is part of a research project focusing on the added value of online interaction and guidance for participants. Therefore, as a participant you might be asked to answer a short list of questions or provide us with feedback on particular parts. In return for your effort and help, we are offering this course at a special price of € 385 (normal price: € 785).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 21 days
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Exams and graduation only
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
  • Entry Level

Programme Structure

Course Topics
  • Principles of applied clinical research

  • Study design and analysis of diagnostic and prognostic research

  • Study design and analysis of comparative (clinical) experimental and non-experimental studies

Academic Requirements

To enrol for this course, you need:

  • A BSc degree in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine or veterinary medicine, or a comparable degree

  • Basic knowledge about epidemiology and statistical data analysis. Elevate courses offering this knowledge include Introduction to Epidemiology and Introduction to Statistics

  • Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing

Compulsory study materials
'Principles and Methods of Clinical Epidemiology' by Diederick E. Grobbee and Arno W. Hoes, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0763753153.

Please note
This is an online course, so you need access to an internet connection in order to be able to follow lectures, complete assignments and communicate with fellow participants. The only part of the course that is not online is the final examination. This course is offered through the MSc Epidemiology program developed by the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • EUR 385 EU/EEA


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