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Clinical Translation of Epidemiological Concepts [ESP83]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

14 August 2023

End date

18 August 2023

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00 CEST

Faculty

Prof. Arfan Ikram, Dr. Daniel Bos, Dr. Layal Chaker,

Course fee

€ 510

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

None

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology

Course Materials

Digitally, download instructions will be sent before the start of the course, by e-mail.

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Description

Prof. Arfan Ikram, Dr. Daniel Bos, Dr. Layal Chaker

Please note: the content of this course is similar to the course Clinical Translation of Epidemiology EL031.

This course aims to bridge the gap between theoretical epidemiological concepts and application in clinical research and medicine. Understanding of basic epidemiological principles is therefore a prerequisite.
Students will learn how abstract concepts from epidemiological theory can be translated to clinically observable phenomena. Tools and skills taught in this course will be readily applicable in clinical research on etiology, efficacy, diagnosis and prognosis. Successful completion of this course will enable students to continue with more formal training in theoretical causal inference as well as advanced courses in clinical effectiveness and clinical epidemiology.
The course will consist of interactive lectures, working groups, group presentations and an individual assignment. Through in-class exercises the student will be provided with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge covered in the lectures on a study from the recent literature.

Objectives

  • To appraise epidemiological concepts on efficacy, etiology, diagnosis and prediction in a setting of clinical research.
  • To critique the epidemiological merit of research in clinical medicine.

Participant profile

This course is especially suited for anyone interested in conducting clinical research. This includes clinicians, clinician-scientists, research physicians, nurse practitioners and other researchers from any background working in clinical research. As an intermediate level course basic understanding of epidemiological principles is required (recommended courses are for instance course ESP01, Study Design CK010 and / or ESP65). After completion of this course the students will have a sound methodologic basis to carry out their own research successfully.

Assessment

Attendance