Clinical Translation of Epidemiology [EL031]
Weekdays (except Wednesday). The second Monday is a study day.
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 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.
50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES
This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.
University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:
- Department of Epidemiology
- Department of Public Health
- Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
- Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
- Department of Medical Informatics
- Department of General Practice
- Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
- Generation R
50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners
This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:
University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:
- General Paediatrics
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Rehabilitation Medicine
UMIT, Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment.
25% reduction on our fees for Erasmus MC employees
For participants formally appointed at all departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above and Erasmus MC PhD candidates).
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.