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MSc Epidemiology

Starting: September 2018

Application deadline: 1 June 2018

Study Programme

Core courses

Specialisation courses

Elective component

21 ECTS

13 ECTS

12 ECTS

Research project

Master thesis

Seminars

65 ECTS

7.5 ECTS

1.5 ECTS

Theoretical epidemiological courses (34 ECTS)
Within the courses, 21 ECTS are core courses for all students, consisting of 7 basic epidemiology and statistical courses.
During the first months of the MSc Epidemiology, the student chooses his specialisation programme. There are six specialisation programmes:

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Statistics
  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Veterinary Epidemiology

Each specialisation programme consists of 13 ECTS, covering 10 course weeks.

Overview of all courses of this programme.

Research project (65 ECTS)
The research project is conducted within a research theme of one of the participating institutes and supervised by a faculty staff member. Research projects cover a wide variety of topics such as human or veterinary infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, oncology, pharmacology, occupational health risks and many more topics of clinical or public health relevance. Optionally, part of the research project can be conducted at another institute or company outside Utrecht University, always under supervision of a Utrecht University staff member. The research project is finished by an oral presentation and by writing a scientific paper, which is submitted to an international journal.

Elective component (12 ECTS)
The elective component is individually chosen and can consist of other relevant courses on MSc- or PhD-level of additional research either locally or abroad. This period can also be used to fill in gaps in your previous theoretical training.

Master thesis (7.5 ECTS)
Students are required to write a master thesis, based on literature research on a relevant subject.

Life Sciences Seminars (1.5 ECTS)
Students are required to attend at least 10 of the monthly Life Sciences Seminars, organised by the various master´s programmes within the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Schedule and information on speakers.

 

Tuition fee 2018-2019

 For students from

MSc Epi

  • The Netherlands
  • EU (European Union)
  • EEA (European Economic Area)
  • Suriname
  • Switserland
  • students receiving a UAF grant
€2060*
  • non-EU
  • non-EEA countries
€18,690*

* Tuition fee per year.

More information about financial matters or grants, loans and scholarships.

Specialisation programmes
Clinical Epidemiology

In clinical epidemiology, research is focused on questions of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and etiology. To address these questions, several research options are available, including intervention trials and case-control studies using data obtained in a clinical setting.

Also available in MSc Epidemiology Online

 

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

The overall aim is to unravel mechanisms underlying the occurrence, evolution, spread and control of diseases in (farm) animal populations, and to develop and use quantitative methodological tools for that purpose. We aim to understand observed population phenomena from mechanistic insight into disease development at the level of individuals and the interactions both between these individuals and with their environment. We aim to identify risk factors and preventive factors for the spread or clinical manifestation of animal diseases acting at the primary production stages and to quantify their effects.

Medical Statistics

Medical Statistics aims to develop, teach and apply statistical methodology for the design and analysis of biomedical and biological research. The ultimate goal is to improve the positive impact of statistics on the health of people. 

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

With the prospect that innovative drug therapies will be introduced in the coming years, society demands new approaches and concepts for comparative risk/benefit evaluation. These evaluations are carried out once these therapies have been used widely in daily practice. Assessment of safety and risk management of different drug therapies is done in the framework of observational epidemiological studies (proof of 'safety', proof of 'effectiveness'). This is the logical next step after randomised clinical trials, which are designed to provide evidence of a drug's 'efficiancy'.

Pharmacoepidemiology

With the prospect that innovative drug therapies will be introduced in the coming years, society demands new approaches and concepts for comparative risk/benefit evaluation. Assessment of safety and risk management of different drug therapies is done in the framework of observational epidemiological studies (proof of safety, proof of effectiveness).

Veterinary Epidemiology

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University is the only veterinary faculty in the Netherlands and holds a leading position internationally in both education and research. Students specialising in this field will acquire extensive knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and economics, techniques in the economic analysis of epidemiological data, and the ability to apply theoretical epidemiological and health research concepts to practical veterinary medicine. 

Also available in MSc Epidemiology Online

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