Sustainable Public Health [EL025]

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:


In the ‘2030 Agenda for sustainable development’, the United Nations described 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including interrelated goals on poverty reduction, population health, the living environment, and climate change. Achieving these goals requires multidisciplinary and international collaboration, in which public health experts also need to play an important role. This course is focussed on three important questions: What is the evidence for these connections, which public health interventions can synergistically work towards a sustainable future, and how to advise local or national governments best about this? Although priorities differ between countries, these questions are universal.

The programme consists of ‘capita selected lectures’, lectures and training in valorisation, and a group exercise.

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


After this course, students:

  • Understand and can describe links between sustainable development goals and public health based;
  • Understand main research methods and approaches for generating research evidence to inform policy and improve public health and health systems;
  • Understand the role of scientific evidence in public health policy making and the factors that inhibit or facilitate the adoption of policies at different levels.

Participant profile

This course is a highly recommended elective for students with a major 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.