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Primary and Secondary Prevention Research, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days


Primary and secondary prevention may work together, depending on the determinants of disease and technology available. Life style factors, like for example cigarette smoking, dietary habits and physical activity, are important determinants of health and disease. Therefore, promoting healthy life styles is important in public health interventions.

Crucial in prevention research is the population perspective, with consequences for designing a study, evaluating an intervention, communicating to the people and setting priorities. 

Special emphasis will be given to cancer research, cardiovascular interventions, but also to preventing language delays in children or promoting alcohol consumption. 

The Primary and Secondary Prevention Research course offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam will consist of lectures, exercises and presentations of illustrative examples of primary and secondary prevention research.


  • Introducing the methods and practices of primary and secondary preventive research;
  • Introducing the biases and interpretation of screening to detect diseases early in order to improve survival of quality of life;
  • Illustrating when to implement screening strategies, and how to implement and evaluate primary prevention strategies;
  • Giving up-to-date information on the determinants of and policies for cancer prevention.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Credits
    0.7 alternative credits

    EC points

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    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

    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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