Certificate Methods of Public Health Research

Erasmus University Rotterdam | Rotterdam, Netherlands
This course aims to provide an introduction to the study designs and analytic methods available to public health researchers to describe the influence of important determinants on public health and to evaluate the effects of primary preventive intervention on public health.

Description of Methods of Public Health Research

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This course aims to provide an introduction to the study designs and analytic methods available to public health researchers to describe the influence of important determinants on public health and to evaluate the effects of primary preventive intervention on public health. Examples are: standardisation of morbidity and mortality rates; life table analysis; calculation of measures of association and potential impact of relevance to public health; establishing effects of population interventions without randomization.

In addition, a number of substantive issues will be discussed, such as inequalities of health; public health aspects of ageing; causes of cancer, and exposure assessment in environmental epidemiology. The course will be relevant to those who have a basic knowledge of epidemiology, and who wish to start a career in public health research. 15 hrs.

Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of a number of research design and analytic methods which are often used in Public Health Research.
  • Discuss a number of substantive issues in Public Health on the basis of recent research findings.

Who should apply?

PhD students and public health professionals who want a structured insight into the best methods to address current public health problems.

Teaching methods:

This course will use lectures, exercises, and group discussion as teaching tools.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 1
Tuition fee
  • EUR 450 Module (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 450 Module (EEA)
Start date August  2015
Duration full-time 5 days
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Course code: ESP11

Faculty: Lex Burdorf

Date: August 19 23, 2013

Time: 08:45 11:45

Course days: Monday to Friday

Course material: Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail. A laptop is required.

Prerequisites: Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, or equivalent knowledge.

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Ir. Lex Burdorf

Requirements for Methods of Public Health Research

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, or equivalent knowledge.

Work Experience for Methods of Public Health Research

No work experience is required.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international knowledge workshop for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a strong focus on current social issues. The university concentrates its expertise on issues of management, organisation and policy in the public and private sectors on the one hand, as well as on the field of sickness and health care.