Clinical Epidemiology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    385 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    385 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #47 (ARWU) Online
This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses, and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies.

About

During the course, you will focus on questions of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and etiology. Several research options are available to help you address these questions, including intervention trials and case-control studies using data obtained in a clinical setting.

Clinical Epidemiology is one of the online medical courses of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Define, explain and apply the basic terminology and principles specific to clinical epidemiology
  • Differentiate between the different aspects of clinical epidemiological research (diagnostic / etiologic / prognostic / therapeutic)

In particular, you should be able to:

  • Construct a clinical research question that includes outcome, determinants and domain
  • Characterize different data collection designs used in clinical epidemiology
  • Design a clinical epidemiological study
  • Name and identify the data analysis techniques that are used for the different types of clinical epidemiological studies
  • Interpret the basic data analysis results of a clinical epidemiological study
  • Explain the concepts of bias, and the issues concerning confounding bias
  • Read and explain clinical epidemiological scientific papers and identify, in these papers, which design of data collection and data analysis were used

Accreditation

As this is a university course, it is covered by academic accreditation. Upon passing the final exam, you will receive a recognized certificate from Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 days
    • Intensity 14 hrs/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Exams and graduation only
    • 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
  • Principles of applied clinical research

  • Study design and analysis of diagnostic and prognostic research

  • Study design and analysis of comparative (clinical) experimental and non-experimental studies

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To enrol for this course, you need:

  • A BSc degree in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine or veterinary medicine, or a comparable degree

  • Basic knowledge about epidemiology and statistical data analysis. Elevate courses offering this knowledge include Introduction to Epidemiology and Introduction to Statistics

  • Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing

Compulsory study materials

'Principles and Methods of Clinical Epidemiology' by Diederick E. Grobbee and Arno W. Hoes, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0763753153.


Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    385 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    385 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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