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Cohort Studies, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 4 days
    Duration
University rank #68 (ARWU) Online
This Cohort Studies course at Erasmus University Rotterdam will provide an introduction to the cohort and other longitudinal designs for students with an intermediate level background in epidemiology.It will focus on design and interpretation, emphasizing the principles and complexities of data collection over time and potential biases that may affect cohort data. 
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Overview

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-control and other studies), and quality assurance and control. The course will also cover the use of the cohort design in clinical/translational research.

The Cohort Studies course at Erasmus University Rotterdam 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 small group activities 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.

Objectives

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Credits
    0.7 alternative credits

    EC points

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Disciplines
  • Epidemiology
  • Methodology

Audience

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.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Introductory level epidemiology course work and introductory level biostatistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    710 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 710 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
  • EU/EEA

    710 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 710 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
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