Netherlands, Utrecht

Environmental Epidemiology

online course
when 22 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1500

Please note that this is an online course.

The objective of this course is to provide the participants with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology. Participants should have basic understanding of epidemiological principles and biostatistics and have an interest in environmental health issues. Current theory in environmental epidemiology will illustrated and applied in current and emerging topics. The two weeks' course consists of active classes, computer practicals and groups discussions. In the schedule, time is allotted for preparatory reading.

The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology. Topics that are covered include time series analyses, assessment of dose-response relationships, use of geographic information systems in exposure assessment, retrospective cohort studies, ecological studies, (correction for) measurement error in exposure and interpretation of studies on mortality, like life expectancy versus body counts. Theory will be illustrated by current and emerging topics like climate change and electromagnetic fields. Active participation during classes is expected. Participants have to prepare themselves by reading prescribed articles, and share their insights and opinions during active classes.

Course leader

Gerard Hoek, PhD

Course aim

The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology. Specific objectives of the course are to:

- Illustrate epidemiological designs that are often used in environmental and occupational epidemiology and less in other applications of (clinical) epidemiology
- Illustrate new designs for environmental exposure assessment
- Illustrate the impact of measurement error in exposure on effect estimates
- Provide practical training in performing specific epidemiological analyses

Fee info

EUR 1500: Course + course materials (housing not included)

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