Social Epidemiology [ESP61]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

17-08-2020

End date

21-08-2020

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Faculty

Prof. Frank van Lenthe

Course fee

€ 490

Location

Online

Level

Introductory

Prerequisites

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, or equivalent knowledge.

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology

Application

Go to the ESP website

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Faculty: Prof. Frank van Lenthe, PhD


This course aims to introduce and illustrate modern research methods in social epidemiology, i.e. the study of the social determinants and social outcomes of health. The three main areas to be covered are: the measurement of health inequalities, the explanation of health inequalities, and the evaluation of interventions and policies to reduce health inequalities. Application of the research methods will be illustrated with historical landmark studies as well as recent examples from the international literature.


The programme consists of lectures, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. The focus will be on socioeconomic inequalities in health, but the role of other social factors (such as ethnicity and marital status) will also be discussed.


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Objectives

The student is able to:

  • Understand modern research methods used in social epidemiology;
  • To discuss actual themes in social epidemiology on the basis of recent research findings.

Participant profile

Early career researchers in public health, epidemiology, social sciences or health economy with an interest in the role of social determinants in population health.

Assessment

Attendance


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

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).

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student in the application form and state the name of your tutor on the application form (remarks field).

25% reduction on our course fees (maximum 3 EC points per academic year) for all NIHES alumni
Please state that you are a NIHES alumnus/alumna and the academic year you graduated (remarks field). Please note that the reduction on fees for alumni does not apply to the Erasmus Summer Programme.