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The Clinical Epidemiology Research Master programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research.

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Overview

Clinical Epidemiology is empirical and patient oriented and involves diagnostic, prognostic, prevention and intervention studies. Within Clinical Epidemiology a quantitative approach is used to address medical problems with the objective of using the best-available evidence to guide patient management. 

Aims

The ultimate goal of the Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) is to improve patient outcomes. Important aspects considered in the specialization Clinical Epidemiology include appraisal of bias in published clinical studies, the design of clinical studies, analysis of data from clinical studies, diagnostic and prognostic prediction, evaluating preventive and therapeutic interventions, and the translation of research findings to clinical practice. Results from clinical epidemiological research are used in patient management and health policy decisions.

Objectives

Students acquire the following competencies:

  • Ability to formulate a clinical or public health problem and translate it into a scientific question;
  • Ability to perform an extensive study of the literature concerning a problem;
  • Ability to translate a scientific question into a research protocol;
  • Acquisition of quantitative skills;
  • Ability to make causal inferences;
  • Ability to critically appraise published research;
  • Ability to conduct the research, collect and analyse data, and draw conclusions;
  • Ability to write a Master’s thesis, including the objective(s) of the investigation, a summary of the literature, materials, methods, results, discussion and conclusions of the research project and to present these findings at scientific meetings. Publication of the research findings in an international peer-reviewed journal is encouraged.

Career opportunities

The degree prepares you for a career in international medical research or for executive or advisory positions in clinical medicine, public health, pharmaceutical research, or health policy.

Programme Structure

Course structure:

  • First year: mainly methodological, statistical and programme specific courses and start research project; 
  • Second year: individual research project and advanced courses, electives and seminars.
  • Research: Your individual research project will be supervised by leading professors and senior researchers, with the objective of delivering a high quality scientific research paper.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

You should fit the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or a relevant Master’s degree from a discipline in or related to clinical medicine or public health (medical doctor, health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, psychology, etc.).
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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