Advances in Clinical Epidemiology [ESP77]

Course highlights

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Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)


Prof. Albert Hofman

Course fee

€ 793


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




Introductory course in epidemiology.


  • Clinical Epidemiology


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Detailed information about this course:


Faculty: Prof. Albert Hofman, MD PhD

This course will discuss recent developments in epidemiologic methods for clinical research. It will review the various study designs and major issues in the validity of clinical epidemiologic studies. Advances in the design of clinical trials will be discussed. The application of novel causal inference methods and the use of instrumental variables will be addressed.

The course includes both didactic interactive lectures as well as discussions and workshops. The workshops will provide the opportunity to discuss, in greater depth, the principles covered in the lectures.


The purpose of this class is to discuss the principles and methods of epidemiology for quantitative clinical research, i.e. clinical epidemiology; to demonstrate their applicability in research in clinical medicine; and to demonstrate their relations with public health research.

Participant profile

Epidemiologists, clinicians interested in research, public health scientists with an interest in clinical medicine and practice.



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.