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Methods of Public Health Research, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days


This course focuses on population health rather than individual health and explains why different designs and methods are required, such as ecological studies and multilevel analysis. 


  • Understand key research designs and analytic methods in Public Health research.
  • Understand background, causes, and consequences of key issues in population health.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course targets three key issues: 

  • summary measures of population health, such as life expectancy, 
  • measures of association and relative importance of specific causes for population health, such as population attributable fraction
  • 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.


Prof. Dr. Ir. Lex Burdorf

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

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

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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