Public Health Research: Intervention Development and Evaluation [HS02c]

Course highlights

EC points




Course days

Weekdays, except Wednesday


Frank van Lenthe, PhD , and others

Course fee

€ 860






Methods of Public Health Research (ESP11), Analysis of Population Health (HS02a) and Analysis of Determinants (HS02b)


  • Public Health


How to apply

Detailed information about this course:


Public Health Research: from Epidemiology to Health Promotion

Module: Intervention Development and Evaluation.

This module elaborates on the intervention development, implementation and evaluation phases in the model of planned promotion of public health.

Students will:

  • be introduced to strategies and opportunities of primary and secondary prevention;
  • learn how to work from determinants to interventions, i.e. how to translate determinants into intervention goals and intervention components and;
  • learn about the opportunities and challenges of evaluation of primary and secondary prevention interventions and;
  • be introduced to theory and challenges in dissemination of prevention interventions.

The course uses examples from health behaviour change, cancer screening, and vaccination.

Note: HS02a, HS02b and HS02c will be tested after the HS02c course! If you are taking all three courses, you need to pass all three courses separately.


  • to understand the important strategies for prevention;
  • to have basic insight into the process of prevention intervention development;
  • to have knowledge of the opportunities and barriers in evaluation of prevention interventions;
  • to have skills to choose and apply the different research designs that can be used in evaluation of prevention intervention.


Attendance, Written exam, Assignment(s)

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.