Netherlands, Utrecht

Environmental Epidemiology

when 20 June 2016 - 1 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1500

The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology. Topics that are covered include time series analyses, assessment of dose-response relationships, use of geographic information systems in exposure assessment, retrospective cohort studies, ecological studies, (correction for) measurement error in exposure and interpretation of studies on mortality (life expectancy versus body counts). Theory will be illustrated by current and emerging topics like climate change and electromagnetic fields.

Course leader

Gerard Hoek, PhD

Target group

The course focuses on MSc/PhD students and postgraduates with a background in epidemiology and statistics, interested in an advanced course in environmental (and occupational) epidemiology

Course aim

The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology.

Specific objectives of the course are to:
? Illustrate epidemiological designs that are often used in environmental and occupational epidemiology and less in other applications of (clinical) epidemiology
? Illustrate new designs for environmental exposure assessment
? Illustrate the impact of measurement error in exposure on effect estimates
? Provide practical training in performing specific epidemiological analyses

Fee info

EUR 1500: Course + course materials

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