Netherlands, Groningen

Data-Driven Prevention Policy in Public Health

when 19 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 255

Ready for the public health challenges of the future? Do you want to learn the value of observational data for public health policy during hands on research sessions? Interested to learn this from public health experts from three different countries? Then do not hesitate and apply for this unique interdisciplinary two-week summer school in public health in which we cross the national borders!

Course leader

Prof. dr. ir. Kees Ahaus
Prof. dr. Erik Buskens
Dr. Jochen Mierau
Roel Freriks, MSc .

Target group

Graduate students, postgraduate students (PhDs, post-docs) and researchers in the public health domain; all disciplines are welcome!
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English . Furthermore, it is expected that students have basic knowledge on how to work with the statistical package STATA.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

- Define policy indicators corresponding to a real-life case study.
- Set-up empirical models to evaluate policies using observational data.
- Use a statistical package (STATA) to obtain descriptive and empirical results.
- Understand the added value of cross-border public health policy.
- Translate research findings into products for the client.
- Adapt products according to end-user perspectives

Credits info

2 EC
The workload is estimated at 74 hours.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 74 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 255: The fee (€ 255) includes school materials, coffee/tea breaks, welcoming drinks, city tour, Sunday evening dinner, closing reception/dinner, and a day excursion to Oldenburg!