Public Health Across the Life Course [EL024]

Course highlights

EC points


Start date


End date


Course days

Full course days


Prof.dr. Frank van Lenthe, Invited guest speakers

Course fee

€ 1350


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




  • Public Health


How to apply

Detailed information about this course:


From prenatal to old age, each phase in life is characterized by specific public health challenges. Life-course epidemiology increasingly shows how health problems at one or multiple periods in life have consequences for public health later in life. Preventing immediate or later life consequences requires appropriate public health strategies. In this course, these strategies are pivotal; students will be trained how and why public health strategies in different phases of the life course are developed and implemented. The core theme of the course is how to use epidemiological evidence for public health strategies implemented in society. Application of the research methods will be illustrated with existing strategies concerning prenatal care, early child development, labour participation, ageing and end-of-life care.

The programme consists of lectures, group discussions and an assignment.

See 'how to apply' for the course registration period.


During this course, students will learn

  • To apply epidemiological and public health methods for the translation of public health challenges to public health solutions;
  • To develop a public health strategy for public health challenges at different periods across the life course;
  • To link the scientific relevance of public health strategies with the societal impact.

Participant profile

This elective is highly recommended for students majoring in public health epidemiology.


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.