Principles of Genetic Epidemiology [ESP43]
Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)
Dr. Mohsen Ghanbari, Dr. Abbas Dehghan
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL
There are no prerequisites for this course, but a relevant background of human genetics and statistics is recommended.
- Genetic Epidemiology
Detailed information about this course:
Faculty: Abbas Dehghan MD, PhD (Associate professor, Imperial College London), Mohsen Ghanbari MD, PhD (Associate professor, Erasmus MC) and others
This course aims to give a basic introduction to methods used in classical genetic epidemiology. In combination with the other course Advanced Analysis of Genome-wide Association Studies present in the Erasmus Summer Programme, the course offers an excellent introduction to genetic epidemiologic research. The course targets a wide-range of participants, including students, epidemiologists, clinicians and molecular biologists with no or little background in genetic epidemiology. The relevant background of human genetics and statistics is presented. Participants are introduced to the basic principles of population genetics, segregation, linkage and association analyses. The course consists of theoretical lectures and (optional) practical sessions after the class. The goal of the course is that participants are able to understand and interpret the findings in modern genetic research.
- Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of genetic epidemiology;
- Acquaint with the methods and applications of genetic epidemiology;
- Apply resources and current technology used in genetic epidemiology;
- Analyze and interpret population-based genetic association studies.
The course targets a wide range of participants, including students, epidemiologists, clinicians and molecular biologists with little or no background in genetic epidemiology.
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.