Social Epidemiology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The Social Epidemiology course, Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to introduce and illustrate modern research methods in social epidemiology, i.e. the study of the social determinants and social outcomes of health.


The three main areas to be covered are: the measurement of health inequalities, the explanation of health inequalities, and the evaluation of interventions and policies to reduce health inequalities.

Application of the research methods will be illustrated with historical landmark studies as well as recent examples from the international literature. The programme consists of lectures, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. The focus will be on socioeconomic inequalities in health, but the role of other social factors (such as ethnicity and marital status) will also be discussed. 15 hrs.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


The student is able to: 
- Understand modern research methods used in social epidemiology;
- To discuss actual themes in social epidemiology on the basis of recent research findings.


Frank van Lenthe PhD, Prof. Johan Mackenbach, MD, PhD

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Participant profile

Early career researchers in public health, epidemiology, social sciences or health economy with an interest in the role of social determinants in population health.


Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, or equivalent knowledge.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 470 International
  • EUR 470 EU/EEA


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