Preventing Failed Interventions in Behavorial Research [MP05]

Course highlights

EC points

1.4

Start date

08-02-2021

End date

12-02-2021

Course days

Monday to Friday

Faculty

Dr. Annemerle Beerthuizen

Course fee

€ 870

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Students should have basic statistical knowledge and basic knowledge about study design.

Disciplines

  • Medical Psychology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

'The success and common risk factors of trials'

This course elaborates on successful ingredients for different phases of an intervention study: design, data collection and implementation. The focus is on learning from encountered difficulties, mistakes and failures from previous research and researchers. Questions that will be addressed are for instance: How do you choose the most suitable design? How many participants are necessary for a successful intervention? How to implement your intervention?

The assessment of the course will exist of a short presentation (pitch) of a critical appraisal of an intervention study, preferably your own.

Objectives

After this course, students:

  • Understand and can identify the risk factors of interventions in the four phases of behavioral research: design, data collection, data analysis and implementation;
  • Are able to apply their knowledge to identify risk factors to prevent failure of interventions in own or other behavioral research.

Participant profile

This elective is for researchers of (psychological) intervention studies. Basic statistical knowledge and basic knowledge about study design are prerequisites.

Assessment

Attendance, Assignment(s)


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.