Principles of Genetic Epidemiology [ESP43]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

09-08-2021

End date

13-08-2021

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Faculty

Dr. Mohsen Ghanbari, Dr. Abbas Dehghan

Course fee

€ 830

Location

Online

Level

Introductory

Prerequisites

This course requires little or no background in genetic epidemiology. There are no prerequisites for this course, but a relevant background of human genetics and statistics is recommended.

Disciplines

  • Genetic Epidemiology

Application

Go to the ESP website

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Faculty: Abbas Dehghan MD, PhD (Associate professor, Imperial College London) and Mohsen Ghanbari MD, PhD (Assistant professor, Erasmus MC)

This course aims to give a basic introduction to various methods used in classical genetic epidemiology. In combination with the other course Genome-wide association studies present in the Erasmus Summer Program, 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. Participants are introduced to the basic principles of population genetics, segregation, linkage and association analyses. The relevant background of human genetics and statistics is presented. The course consists of two parts: theoretical lectures and practical assignments. The goal of the course is that participants are able to interpret the findings in modern genetic research.


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Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of genetic epidemiology;
  • Understand the methods and applications of genetic epidemiology;
  • Apply resources and current technology used in genetic epidemiology;
  • Analyze and interpret population-based genetic association studies.

Participant profile

The course targets a wide range of participants, including students, epidemiologists, clinicians and molecular biologists with little or no background in genetic epidemiology.

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.

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:

  • Dermatology
  • 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.