Clinical Translation of Epidemiology [EL031]
Prof. Arfan Ikram, Dr. Daniel Bos, Dr. Layal Chaker
Detailed information about this course:
This course aims to bridge the gap between theoretical epidemiological concepts and application in clinical research and medicine. Understanding of basic epidemiological principles is therefore a prerequisite.
Students will learn how abstract concepts from epidemiological theory can be translated to clinically observable phenomena. Tools and skills taught in this course will be readily applicable in clinical research on etiology, efficacy, diagnosis and prognosis. Successful completion of this course will enable students to continue with more formal training in theoretical causal inference as well as advanced courses in clinical effectiveness and clinical epidemiology.
The course will consist of interactive lectures, working groups, group presentations and an individual assignment. Through in-class exercises the student will be provided with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge covered in the lectures on a study from the recent literature.
- To appraise epidemiological concepts on efficacy, etiology, diagnosis and prediction in a setting of clinical research.
- To critique the epidemiological merit of research in clinical medicine.
This course is especially suited for anyone interested in conducting clinical research. This includes clinicians, clinician-scientists, research physicians, nurse practitioners and other researchers from any background working in clinical research. As an intermediate level course basic understanding of epidemiological principles is required (for instance course ESP01, ESP38, ESP77 and / or ESP65). After completion of this course the students will have a sound methodologic basis to carry out their own research successfully.
Written exam, Assignment(s)
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.
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.