Methods of Public Health Research, Certificate

Methods of Public Health Research, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
University rank #72 (WUR) ,
The Methods of Public Health Research course offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam provides an introduction to essential study designs and analytic methods available to public health researchers to describe the influence of important determinants on public health and to evaluate effects of primary preventive intervention on public health.

About

This Methods of Public Health Research course offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on population health rather than individual health and explains why different designs and methods are required, such as ecological studies and multilevel analysis. The course targets three key issues: 

  • (1) summary measures of population health, such as life expectancy, 
  • (2) measures of association and relative importance of specific causes for population health, such as population attributable fraction, and 
  • (3) evaluation of population interventions through community trials and study designs based on natural experiments instead of RCT. 

Designs and methods will be illustrated in lectures and exercises and application will demonstrate their usefulness in current hot topics, such as health inequalities; causes and consequences of ageing; avoidable diseases such as cancer; and evaluation of complex societal interventions.

The course will be relevant to those who have a basic knowledge of epidemiology, and who wish to start a career in public health research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Teaching methods: This course will use lectures, exercises, and group discussion as teaching tools.
Objectives
  • Understand key research designs and analytic methods in Public Health research.- Understand background, causes, and consequences of key issues in population health.

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Ir. Lex Burdorf

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Participant profile

PhD students and public health professionals who want a structured insight into the best methods to address current population health problems.

Prerequisites
  • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Participants of the NIHES degree programmes must apply via the NIHES Administrative office.
  • All other applicants, please use the online registration form.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    470 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    470 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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