Methods of Public Health Research [ESP11]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

15-08-2022

End date

19-08-2022

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 mornings)

Faculty

Prof. Lex Burdorf

Course fee

€ 490

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Introductory

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of epidemiology and statistics.

Disciplines

  • Public Health

Application

Go to the ESP website

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Faculty: Prof. Lex Burdorf, Ir. PhD

This course provides an introduction to essential study designs and analytic methods available to public health researchers to describe the influence of important determinants on public health and to evaluate effects of primary preventive intervention on public health. This course focuses on population health rather than individual health and explains why different designs and methods are required, such as ecological studies and multilevel analysis. The course targets three key issues: (1) summary measures of population health, such as life expectancy, (2) measures of association and relative importance of specific causes for population health, such as population attributable fraction, and (3) evaluation of population interventions through study designs based on natural experiments instead of RCT. Each morning will start with a lecture on new methods. Subsequently, an individual-based exercise is offered to practice the new methods. At the end of the morning, the importance of the method is illustrated in a hot topic in research.


Objectives

  • Understand key research designs and analytic methods in Public Health research.
  • Understand background, causes, and consequences of key topics in population health.

Participant profile

Physicians, epidemiologists, public health professionals, PhD students.

Assessment

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.