Principles of Genetic Epidemiology [ESP43]

Course highlights

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Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)


Prof. Abbas Dehghan, Dr. Mohsen Ghanbari and others

Course fee

€ 793


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




There are no prerequisites for this course, but a relevant background of human genetics and statistics is recommended.


  • Genetic Epidemiology


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Detailed information about this course:


Faculty: Prof. Abbas Dehghan (Imperial College London), Dr. Mohsen Ghanbari (Erasmus MC) and others

This course aims to provide a basic introduction to the methods used in classical genetic epidemiology. In combination with the Advanced Analysis of Genome-wide Association Studies course present in the Erasmus Summer Programme, the course offers an excellent introduction to genetic epidemiologic research. The course is designed to accommodate a diverse audience, 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 will be introduced to the basic principles of genetics, gene mapping in complex diseases, population genomics, linkage and association analyses. The course consists of theoretical lectures and (optional) practical session after the class. The primary goal of the course is that participants are able to understand and interpret the findings in genetic epidemiology 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.

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.



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.