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Causal Inference, Short Course

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The course presents the latest methodologic developments for the design and analysis of longitudinal studies.

Specifically, the Causal Inference course at Erasmus University Rotterdam will introduce the three g-methods (inverse probability weighting of marginal structural models; parametric g-formula; and g-estimation of structural nested models) in the setting of time-fixed treatments, and demonstrate inverse probability weighting for addressing causal questions regarding static and dynamic treatment strategies.


The student is able to:

  • Recognize and formulate well defined questions concerning causal effects;
  • Use causal diagrams to represent a priori subject-matter knowledge and assumptions;
  • Identify the settings in which conventional methods for data analysis are inadequate;
  • Use provided software to estimate causal effects using g-methods.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Credits
    1.4 alternative credits

    EC points

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • Methodology


The course is intended for health researchers or other data scientists who will use observational studies to estimate causal effects as part of their current or future professional career. Examples include: epidemiologists, (bio-)statisticians, and other clinical or public health researchers.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Intermediate-level courses in epidemiology and biostatistics. Previous experience in epidemiologic research recommended.
  • Ideally, NIHES Master students should take the course EP01 Principles in Causal Inference before this course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1190 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1190 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1190 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1190 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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