Studyportals placeholder

Case-control Studies, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 4 days
University rank #70 (WUR) Online
The Case-control Studies from Erasmus University Rotterdam will provide an introduction to the design and analysis of case-control studies.


Topics in this Case-control Studies from Erasmus University Rotterdam to be covered include case-based case-control, nested case-control and case-cohort designs, selection of cases and controls, the parameter measured by the odds ratio as a function of control selection, matched and unmatched strategies, confounding and common biases, and evaluation of additive and multiplicative interaction in case-control studies. 

These topics will be discussed in the context of the case-control design as a special way to analyze cohort data. In addition, a discussion of adjustment approaches appropriate to case-control data will be covered, including stratified and regression methods. The course will be based on classroom lectures and small group discussions of exercises.


  • To understand the main case-control study designs and understand the importance of the type of control group to the parameter estimated by the exposure odds ratio;
  • To recognize the main problems when drawing inferences from results of case-control studies;
  • To learn and apply the main techniques of confounding adjustment and assessment of interactions in case-control studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 days
  • Credits
    0.7 alternative credits
    EC points
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure


  • Methodology
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Knowledge of basic epidemiology and basic 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.