ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Erasmus Summer Programme provides international students and academic health professionals with an invaluable opportunity to spend up to three weeks in Holland, bringing themselves right up to date in the health sciences. The 21st Erasmus Summer Programme focuses on key principles and methods of quantitative medical research. Open to students and health professionals, it provides essential updates in a range of applied medical and healthcare disciplines.
In just three weeks, the Erasmus Summer Programme provides 27 courses, 4 lectures and 2 master classes on state-of-the-art biomedical topics. Each course is designed to fully satisfy the needs of international students and health professionals with a specific interest such as clinical medicine, general practice, public health, epidemiology, genetics or biostatistics. A key part in the Erasmus Summer Programme is played by the Fellowships: three suites of courses that provide top-level instruction in clinical research training, public health research, and genetic epidemiology. Each Fellowship is a stimulating challenge for talented young scientists who seek leading careers in scientific research. Between them, the Erasmus Summer Programme and the Fellowships make a vital contribution to life-long learning and the professional development of students and teachers. By attracting ever greater interest each year, they reveal the enormous international demand for a springboard to an MSc or PhD in quantitative medicine or public health research.
Welcome to the Erasmus Summer Programme 2011
The Erasmus Summer Programme focuses on key principles and methods of quantitative medical research. Open to students and health professionals, it provides essential updates in a range of applied medical and healthcare disciplines. The first week provides introductory courses, the second week is devoted to methodology courses and the third week offers advanced courses. It is possible to enrol for 1, 2 or 3 weeks in a single discipline or to mix and match courses from different disciplines in order to design your own individual programme.
WEEK 1 : AUGUST 15 - 19, 2011 - Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology Albert Hofman - Causal Inference Miguel Hernán - Topics in Meta-analysis Matthias Egger - Clinical Trials Jan Tijssen - Introduction to Global Public Health Ruth Bonita and Robert Beaglehole - Introduction to Data-analysis Adelin Albert - Principles of Genetic Epidemiology Cornelia van Duijn - Clinical Decision Analysis Jacobus Lubsen and Zoltán Vokó - Master Class: Advances in Epidemiologic Analysis Albert Hofman WEEK 2 : AUGUST 22 - 26, 2011 - Conceptual Foundation of Epidemiologic Study Design Kenneth Rothman - Methods of Clinical Research Henning Tiemeier - Methods of Public Health Research Lex Burdorf and Johan Mackenbach - Case-control Studies Moyses Szklo - Genomics in Molecular Medicine André Uitterlinden - Regression Analysis Stanley Lemeshow - Methods of Health Services Research Niek Klazinga - Cohort Studies Javier Nieto - Markers and Prognostic Research Ewout Steyerberg and Harry Hemingway - History of Epidemiologic Ideas Alfredo Morabia - Master Class: Advances in Genomics Research Cecile Janssens WEEK 3 : AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 - Primary and Secondary Prevention Research Harry de Koning - Demography of Ageing Anders Ahlbom and Vladimir Canudas-Romo - The Practice of Epidemiologic Analysis Arfan Ikram and Meike Vernooij - Survival Analysis Patrick Heagerty - Genome Wide Association Analysis Cornelia van Duijn, Yurii Aulchenko, Bertram Müller Myhsok, Darina Czamara - Health Economics Ken Redekop - Social Epidemiology Johan Mackenbach - Pharmaco-epidemiology Bruno Stricker Saturday August 20 and 27, 2011 - The Why and How of Readable Articles David Alexander
Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences
Research Training in Medicine and the Health Sciences.
Health matters - for patients, their families and for whole populations. We prepare our students for international careers as researchers, executives or advisors in clinical medicine, drug research, public health and health-policy development.
The Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) is an alliance of renowned Dutch universities and research institutes who collaborate in quantitative medical and health research. We offer graduate and postgraduate research training - Master of Science programmes and short courses - in quantitative medicine and the health sciences in our core disciplines: Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Public Health, and Medical Informatics.
We collaborate with four key institutes: Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
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SOURCE Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES)