These range from the history and design of epidemiological research to the different measures of frequency and association. We will also address the principles of bias and confounding, thereby enabling you to familiarize yourself with all the key epidemiological concepts.
This is one of the online medical courses offered through the Introduction to Epidemiology course from Utrecht University , and as such is highly relevant for anyone participating in a medical education or working in healthcare. It will also provide you with a good basis for further research into specialized areas of epidemiology.
Introduction to 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
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Use and explain the basic terminology and principles used in epidemiology
- State important historical developments in health sciences in general, and epidemiology in particular
In particular, you should be able to:
- Distinguish between, and apply, the different measures of frequency, association and impact that are commonly used in epidemiological research
- Calculate these measures using simple numerical examples
- Tell apart and explain the different aspects of epidemiological research (causal and descriptive).
- Tell apart and state the (dis)advantages of the different study designs used in epidemiological research: cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies.
- Read and interpret (simple) epidemiological scientific papers, and recognize in these papers which study design was used
- Apply the correct measures of frequency and association belonging to the different epidemiological study designs
- Explain the meaning of the terms ‘bias’ and ‘confounding’ and distinguish between them
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- What is epidemiology?
- Measuring diseases
- Design of data collection
- Cohort studies
- Case-control studies
- Cross-sectional studies
- Bias and confounding
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- 21 days
- 14 hrs/week
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Enrollment deadline 30 Aug
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- An academic (university) level of thinking
- Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing
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International435 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 435 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
EU/EEA435 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 435 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
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