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Social Epidemiology [ESP61]

Course highlights

ECTS

0.7

Start date

21 August 2017

End date

25 August 2017

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00

Faculty

Prof. Frank van Lenthe, Prof. Johan Mackenbach

Course fee

€ 470

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Introductory

Prerequisites

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

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health

Course Materials

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

Recommended book: Berkman, Kawachi & Glymour (eds.). Social epidemiology (2nd edition). Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Description

Faculty: Prof. Frank van Lenthe, PhD & Prof. Johan Mackenbach, MD PhD

This course aims to introduce and illustrate modern research methods in social epidemiology, i.e. the study of the social determinants and social outcomes of health. The three main areas to be covered are: the measurement of health inequalities, the explanation of health inequalities, and the evaluation of interventions and policies to reduce health inequalities. Application of the research methods will be illustrated with historical landmark studies as well as recent examples from the international literature.

The programme consists of lectures, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. The focus will be on socioeconomic inequalities in health, but the role of other social factors (such as ethnicity and marital status) will also be discussed.

Objectives

- Develop an understanding of a research methods used in Social epidemiology;
- Discuss a number of substantive issues in Social epidemiology on the basis of recent research findings.

Assessment

Attendance