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Advances in Clinical Epidemiology [ESP77]

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Start date

19 August 2024

End date

23 August 2024

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00 CEST


Prof. Albert Hofman

Course fee

€ 793


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




Introductory course in epidemiology.


  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiology

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Faculty: Prof. Albert Hofman, MD PhD

This course will discuss recent developments in epidemiologic methods for clinical research. It will review the various study designs and major issues in the validity of clinical epidemiologic studies. Advances in the design of clinical trials will be discussed. The application of novel causal inference methods and the use of instrumental variables will be addressed.

The course includes both didactic interactive lectures as well as discussions and workshops. The workshops will provide the opportunity to discuss, in greater depth, the principles covered in the lectures.


The purpose of this class is to discuss the principles and methods of epidemiology for quantitative clinical research, i.e. clinical epidemiology; to demonstrate their applicability in research in clinical medicine; and to demonstrate their relations with public health research.

Participant profile

Epidemiologists, clinicians interested in research, public health scientists with an interest in clinical medicine and practice.