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Clinical Epidemiology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
University rank #51 (ARWU) Online
This Clinical Epidemiology course, offered by Utrecht University, focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. 

About

The Clinical Epidemiology course, offered by Utrecht University, aims 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.

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
  • Credits
    1 ECTS
    1.5 ECTS
  • 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

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in this course, you need:

  • A BSc degree in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medical education or veterinary medicine, or a comparable degree
  • Basic knowledge of epidemiological and statistical data analysis. Elevate courses offering this knowledge include Introduction to Epidemiology and Introduction to Statistics. You will also need to have basic knowledge of study designs in order to fully understand the assignments and content of this course. If you lack this knowledge or want to check your current knowledge, we recommend that you read chapters 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the book 'Principles and Methods of Clinical Epidemiology'. 
  • Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

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