Child Psychiatric Epidemiology [EL011]

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Prof. Henning Tiemeier, MD, PhD, Prof. Hanan El Marroun, PhD

Course fee

€ 680






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


  • Clinical Epidemiology


How to apply

Detailed information about this course:


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.


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.


Assignment(s), Attendance

Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to the fee of the research master programmes (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for  Erasmus MC PhD candidates, provided they have an account in Hora Finita, the Erasmus University PhD registration system. When submitting the application, you can state that someone else pays your tuition fee.

In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.


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

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