Cohort Studies, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • Tuition Fee
    710 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    710 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


The Cohort Studies course, Erasmus University Rotterdam will focus on design and interpretation, emphasizing the principles and complexities of data collection over time and potential biases that may affect cohort data.

Topics to be covered include cohort definition, follow-up and definition of outcomes, fixed and time-dependent exposures, quality control, mixed study designs (nested case-cohort studies), and quality assurance and control.

The course will also cover the basic analytic methods appropriate to various types of cohort data, including the application of both non-parametric methods and regression models.

The course will be based on lectures as well as in small group and plenary discussions of exercises. Competencies to be gained in the course include the ability to interpret findings from cohort studies and to apply principles for the design of cohort studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • To be able to recognize the general design of a cohort study
  • To identify salient issues in the conduct and implementation of cohort studies
  • To recognize the main techniques for the analysis and issues in the interpretation of cohort data


Prof. Javier Nieto

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Participant profile

Students and public health professionals with basic knowledge of epidemiology who are interested in learning about basic design features, data collection, and ways to analyze data from cohort studies.


Introductory level epidemiology course work and introductory level biostatistics.

Technological Requirements

A laptop is recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    710 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 710 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    710 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 710 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1,270 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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