Programmes & specializations videos

Research Master in Clinical Research

“The Research Master in Clinical Research research master is directed at providing students with the skills essential to patient-oriented clinical research.”

Prof. Meike Vernooij, Programme Director Clinical Research


Specializations in the Research Master in Health Sciences & 
Master of Sciences in Health Sciences:


“Biostatistics specialization combines a solid study of modern statistical methodology with up-to-date information on topics such as study design, clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, causal inference, and tools for reproducible research.”

Prof. Dimitris Rizopoulos, Programme Director Biostatistics


Clinical Epidemiology

“Clinical Epidemiology, which is both empirical and patient oriented, involves diagnostic, prognostic, preventive and intervention studies.”

Prof. Myriam Hunink, Programme Director Clinical Epidemiology



“The epidemiology programme aims to prepare candidates for a research position in the area of clinical medicine or public health, or for example a more health policy oriented career.”

Prof. Arfan Ikram, Programme Director Epidemiology


Genomic & Molecular Epidemiology

“The genomic & molecular epidemiology track focuses on complex diseases and identifies the possible familial and hereditary factors underlying the origins and manifestations of the disease. The programme offers several opportunities to bring genomic discoveries into clinical practice bringing personalized medicine several steps closer.”

Prof. Fernando Rivadeneira, MD PhD, Programme Director Genomic & Molecular Epidemiology


Health Decision Sciences

Starting with the 2021-2022 academic year, the Health Decision Sciences and Health Economic Analysis Major will merge into the major Health Decision Sciences & Health Technology Assessment.

“In the Health Decision Sciences track, we use quantitative approaches to address medical problems in order to reach optimal decisions. In doing so, we look at the evidence, values, patient preferences, and costs and we combine these in a logical systematic way.”

Prof. Myriam Hunink, MD PhD, Programme Director Health Decision Sciences & Technology Assessment


Health Economic Analysis

Starting with the 2021-2022 academic year, the Health Economic Analysis major will merge into the major Health Decision Sciences & Health Technology Assessment.


Medical Psychology

“Medical psychology is an academic field which is enjoying a new found appreciation in health sciences, one that takes a closer look into the interaction between psychological factors and health.”

Prof. Jan van Busschbach, Programme Director Medical Psychology


Public Health Epidemiology

“Public health epidemiology is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society.”

Prof. Alex Burdorf, Programme Director Public Health Epidemiology