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Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #51 (ARWU) Online
The objective of this online medical course is to provide you with insights into the principles of cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemiology and the important issues that are involved – plus a lot more besides. Unlike many other courses that only go into one particular topic in depth, this course will enable you to ‘zoom out’ from your own direct research in order to look at the bigger picture.


During this course, you will learn about atherosclerosis, worldwide trends in CVD morbidity and mortality, the role of factors triggering the occurrence of a cardiovascular event, risk factors for CVD, and prevention strategies. In addition, we will present the latest developments in CVD epidemiology. We will also discuss gender differences, the role of HDL cholesterol, the importance of genes, renal denervation, heart failure, stem cells, early origins of vascular risk, and non-invasive imaging. If you wish to further your medical education in the field of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, this is an excellent course for you.

Cardiovascular Epidemiology is part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health.


As this is a university course, it is covered by academic accreditation. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a recognized certificate from Utrecht University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 days
    • Intensity 14 hrs/week
  • Credits
    1 ECTS
    1.5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Course Topics

  • Atherosclerosis, the underlying pathology for the most common cardiovascular diseases
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Worldwide trends in cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality
  • The role of trigger factors in the occurrence of a cardiovascular event
  • Prevention strategies for cardiovascular disease

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

To enrol in this course, you need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in life sciences (or the equivalent)
  • Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing
  • Access to PubMed

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    785 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 785 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    785 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 785 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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