Public Health Across the Life Course [EL024]

Course highlights

EC points

2

Start date

07-03-2022

End date

16-03-2022

Course days

Full course days

Faculty

Prof.dr. Frank van Lenthe, Invited guest speakers

Course fee

€ 1300

Location

Online

Level

Intermediate

Disciplines

  • Public Health

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

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.

Objectives

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.

Assessment

Assignment(s), Attendance


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.