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Principles of Genetic Epidemiology [ESP43]

Course highlights

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Start date

6 August 2018

End date

10 August 2018

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 18:00


Prof. Cornelia van Duijn

Course fee

€ 790


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL






  • Genetic Epidemiology

Course Materials

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

Recommended book: Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology. Muin J, Khoury, Terri H. Beaty, Bernice H. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-505288-9.

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Faculty: Prof. Cornelia van Duijn, Ir. PhD

This course aims to give a basic introduction to various methods used in classical genetic epidemiology. In combination with the course Genomics in Molecular Medicine and Genome Wide Association Studies, the course offers an excellent introduction to genetic epidemiologic research. The course targets epidemiologists, clinicians and molecular biologists with no background in genetic epidemiology. Participants are introduced to the basic principles of population genetics, segregation, linkage and association analyses. The relevant background of human genetics and statistics is presented. The goal of the course is that participants are able to interpret the findings in modern genetic research.