Public Health Research: Analysis of Population Health [HS02a]

Course highlights

EC points

1.9

Months

October

Course days

Weekdays, except Wednesday.

Faculty

W. Nusselder, PhD and others

Course fee

€ 820

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Prerequisites

Methods of Public Health Research (ESP11).

Disciplines

  • Public Health

Resit date

11-01-2019

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Public Health Research: From Epidemiology to Health Promotion

Module: Analysis of Population Health

This module aims to teach methods to assess the health of populations at national and local levels. Students are taught to calculate, apply and interpret population-based measures of mortality, quality of life and disease occurrence. In addition, students learn methods to assess time trends in population health (e.g. APC methods) and to analyse inequalities in health between social groups.


Note: HS02a, HS02b and HS02c will be tested after the HS02c course!

Objectives

After completing the course, the student is able to:

  • quantify population health by using population-based measures of general health, based on life tables and related techniques;
  • assess the public health impact of major diseases, by using measures on their prevalence, incidence and impact on population health;
  • describe past trends and explore future developments in population health, by using age-period cohort analyses and other techniques;
  • describe socio-economic and ethnic differences in population health, and apply statistical approaches to explain these differences.

Assessment

Attendance, Written exam


Reduction on fees

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

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

Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam (iMERR)

Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology

25% reduction on our fees for partner institutes of NIHES

For participants formally appointed at the following departments, institutes:

  • Departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above)
  • Addiction Research Institute (IVO)
  • Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid (IKZ)
  • Pallas Health Research and Consultancy
  • Municipal Health Service Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam)
  • Municipal Health Service Rotterdam (GGD Rotterdam)
  • Havenpolikliniek
  • Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please state your tutor’s name and email address 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).