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M.Sc. On Campus

Health Sciences - Public Health Epidemiology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

12 months
Duration
14700 EUR/year
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About

The objective of the Health Sciences - Public Health Epidemiology programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) is to prepare public health professionals to draw upon the knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines in order to define, evaluate, and resolve public health problems. 

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Overview

Public health epidemiology is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society.

Whereas clinicians and general practitioners provide care for individuals, public health interventions are directed at whole populations. Many improvements have resulted from successful public health initiatives: vaccination and other forms of infectious disease control, safer working environments, preventive mother and childcare, safer and healthier foods, family planning, improved traffic safety, and tobacco control. To achieve or preserve access to effective health care services in society, there is a considerable need for public health expertise.

Objectives

  • The student is able to translate a (clinical) epidemiologic, public health or health care problem into a scientific research question.
  • The student is able to translate a scientific research question in the area of (clinical) epidemiology, public health or health care into a research protocol and/or proposal.
  • The student is able to conduct a systematic literature review of a clinical or public health issue.
  • The student has knowledge about quantitative methods and the ability to apply this knowledge in preparing, performing, analysing and interpreting research.
  • The student understands core concepts of etiologic (causality), prognostic, diagnostic, prevention, and intervention research.

Career opportunities

The Health Sciences - Public Health Epidemiology programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) 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 semester: methodological and statistical core courses.
  • Second semester: individual research project and elective courses.

  • 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.

Audience

This programme is NVAO accredited. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The programme starts with the Erasmus Summer Programme.

Credits

70 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should fit each of the following criteria:  
  • You have a relevant Master’s degree in clinical medicine, public health, health sciences, clinical technology, nutrition, (medical) biology, pharmacy, human movement sciences, psychology, health economics, or a broad master’s education with subjects in these disciplines;
  • You have experience with performing research and have interest in performing quantitative research.
  • You have already (co-)authored a few scientific publications.
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. For more information please

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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