Child Psychiatric Epidemiology [EL011]

Course highlights

EC points

0.9

Months

April

Course days

Next course will take place in spring 2021

Faculty

Prof. Henning Tiemeier, MD, PhD, Sonja Swanson, PhD

Course fee

€ 680

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology (ESP01), Study Design (CK010)

Disciplines

  • Clinical Epidemiology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Psychiatric problems frequently occur in children and adolescents. Epidemiological methods are used in child psychiatric research to study the occurrence of psychiatric disorders, test causal hypotheses and investigate the developmental trajectories.

In this course epidemiological research and methods in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will be discussed in depth. Using an interactive approach most material is presented in seminar format. A wide range of topics will be covered ranging from descriptive epidemiology, major research milestones, current methodological challenges to a future research agenda for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. These themes are linked to selected major disorders. Other seminars will cover selected research topics. Students are engaged to evaluate and design different research projects. Particular emphasis lies on study designs with a developmental, multi-informant, or multi-method approach.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Critically interpret the literature in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Evaluate critically major child psychiatric research themes such as nosology, genetics, brain imaging or multi-informant approach.
  • Design and analyze a Child Psychiatric epidemiological study.


Participant profile

This course is intended primarily for doctoral and master students with interest in developmental or psychiatric research. However, the course should be of interest for any student whose career might involve behavioral or emotional problems in children or psychiatric problems in adults.

Assessment

Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for participation of Erasmus MC PhD candidates

Please note that in case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.

 

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student.