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Nutritional Epidemiology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #49 (ARWU) Online
Nutritional Epidemiology is one of the online medical courses that is part 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.
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We all eat, and most of us eat many different foods, yet we tend to forget rather quickly what we have eaten, and we often do not know the ingredients of the dishes we consume. These aspects make it hard to conduct nutritional epidemiological research, which is why it is important to learn how to overcome a number of specific challenges. This course will cover the most important ones, while helping you to design a well-constructed nutritional epidemiological study.The course will address methodological aspects involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of nutritional epidemiological research. You will learn about a whole range of subjects, including intra-individual variation, measurement of error, misclassification, correlated variables, population homogeneity, dietary assessment, validity/reproducibility of dietary assessment, nutritional biomarkers, and analysis issues such as energy adjustment methods and dietary pattern analyses. By studying these, you will gain the knowledge you need to ensure that your nutritional epidemiological research is accurate and the results valid. To succesfully complete this course you will need a degree in Life Sciences, a medical education is not required.


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 and the UMC Utrecht.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • 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

  • Dietary assesment
  • Nutritional epidemiology in global health
  • Biomarkers of nutritional intake
  • Adjustments for energy intake
  • Adjusting for multicollinearity in nutritional variables
  • Dietary patterns
  • Validity & reproducibility of dietary assessment methods

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To enroll in this course, you need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in life sciences (or the equivalent)
  • Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing
  • Access to the computer program SPSS or the free program R
  • Sufficient understanding of epidemiology, study design and data analysis. Elevate courses offering this knowledge include Introduction to Epidemiology, Study Design in Etiologic Research and Classical Methods in Data Analysis

Technological Requirements

Since our courses are offered online, you do need access to a computer with internet connection (preferably with a broadband speed of 2-5 mb per second) to access the Virtual Learning Environment, to follow lectures, open documents, to complete assignments and communicate with fellow participants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    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

    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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