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MSc Epidemiology postgraduate

Starting: September 2018

Application deadline: 1 July 2018

Study Programme

Core courses

Specialisation courses

21 ECTS

13 ECTS

Research project

56  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.
The other 13 ECTS are devoted to an individual programme of specialisation courses in the field of:
- Clinical Epidemiology
- Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
- Medical Statistics
- Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology
- Pharmacoepidemiology
- Veterinary Epidemiology.
The individual programme depends on the epidemiological specialisation of choice and personal preferences.
Courses are usually taught in the form of interactive lectures combined with computer exercises in smaller work groups. Time is also reserved for e-learning / self study.

Overview of all courses of this programme.

Research project (56 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.

 

Tuition fee 2018-2019

 For students from

MSc Epidemiology
Postgraduate

  • The Netherlands
  • EU (European Union)
  • EEA (European Economic Area)
  • Suriname
  • Switserland
  • students receiving a UAF grant
€12,585 *
  • non-EU
  • non-EEA countries

€18,690 *

* Tuition fee per year (entire programme is 1.5 year)
There are possibilities for a reduction of this tuition fee. Employees within the UMC Utrecht, Julius Center, Utrecht University, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) and the department of pharmaco-epidemiology of the Utrecht University are eligible for a substantial reduction. Please  us for more information about the tuition fees and reductions. Students are allowed to be registred for maximally 5 years.

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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