Markers and Prediction Research, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    470
    Tuition (Full programme)
    470
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Markers and Prediction Research course, Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to provide the basic knowledge and principles to evaluate the quality of prognostic research and its translation to inform decision making of clinicians and policymakers. 

About

Prognostic research is of growing importance, as globally more people are living with disease and clinicians and policy makers seek ways of targeting existing treatments and improving health outcomes. There is a rapid expansion in the number of new prognostic markers. Often, bold claims are made about their potential to assist in personalising approaches to medical care and treatment. Prognostic models may be useful to summarize the effects of multiple predictors but while commonly developed, such models are often not well validated or used in clinical practice.

Drawing on recent examples and current controversies in cardiovascular disease, cancer, trauma and other conditions, the course examines molecular biomarkers and genetic variants through to the quality of healthcare as predictors of outcome.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

There will be lectures, interactive debates and critical appraisal of papers, but no computer labs (the course does not cover advanced statistical methods, see Further reading).


Lecturers

Faculty: Prof. John Ioannidis, MD DSc, Prof. Ewout Steyerberg, PhD & Maryam Kavousi, MD PhD

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Participant profile

The course is suitable for undergraduates medical students, practicing clinicians, and those contemplating or doing a Masters or PhD in a related area.

Prerequisites

Introductory level background in epidemiology (e.g. Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology (ESP01) and biostatistics (e.g. Introduction to Data-analysis (ESP03)).

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 470 International
  • EUR 470 EU/EEA

Funding


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