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Case-control Studies, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 4 days


Topics in this Case-control Studies programme 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 Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Credits
    0.7 alternative credits
    EC points
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Methodology
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiology


Participant profile

Individuals who aim at conducting case-control studies and/or reviewing published reports of results of case-control studies.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General 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.
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Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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