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Data Science in Epidemiology [ESP80]

Course highlights

EC points


Start date

22 August 2022

End date

26 August 2022

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00 CEST


Dr. Daniel Bos and Dr. Gennady Roshchupkin

Course fee

€ 490


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




Basic understanding of biostatistics, and epidemiology (as covered in ESP03 and ESP01).

Basic knowledge of programming (experience with R, python or any other scripting language).


  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Methodology

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Faculty: Dr. Gennady Roshchupkin, PhD and Dr. Daniel Bos, MD, PhD

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods and algorithms to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Recent advances in technology allows for the collection of enormous amounts of health-related data. Consequently, skills pertaining to handle and manipulate these data and to extract relevant information have become crucial to perform high quality research. Unfortunately, many researchers without a technical background frequently experience troubles obtaining or developing these skills. The aim of this course is to bridge this gap in knowledge by providing an interactive and hands-on programme about data science and how it can be applied in epidemiological research.


  • Understand the concept of data science in the epidemiological environment;
  • Learn basic skills in Python and Jupyter notebooks for data science: the most popular and efficient programming software for high-performance scientific analysis;
  • Apply the general methods of data visualization using Python;
  • Understand Machine Learning methods and neural networks algorithms in epidemiology;
  • Appraise the role of big data/data science in terms of study design and scientific value

Participant profile

Clinical researchers, clinical epidemiologists, computer scientists, those in health technology assessment or value-based healthcare.