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Health Sciences - Genomic and Molecular Epidemiology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

24 months
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19400 EUR/year
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About

The objective of the Health Sciences - Genomic and Molecular Epidemiology programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam is to prepare candidates for epidemiological research in the areas of genetic determinants of diseases and of genetic risk assessment and seeks to train candidates in these specific fields or to prepare them for an executive/advisory positions in the area of public health.

Overview

The major thrust of research in genomic & molecular epidemiology in the next ten years will be the identification of predisposing genes in complex diseases and the environmental factors. This may ultimately lead to a more targeted surveillance and improved clinical care.

Genomic & molecular epidemiology focuses on the uses of genomic, molecular and epidemiological research in identifying the possible familial and hereditary factors underlying the origins and manifestations of human disease. The cause of most chronic diseases -including cancer, coronary artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, and psychiatric disorders- may lie in the interactions between environmental factors and genetic susceptibility. Genomic & molecular epidemiology helps optimize etiological studies through an integrated approach that draws on the methodologies of epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics and molecular biology.

After completion of the Health Sciences - Genomic and Molecular Epidemiology programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example clinical trials, population studies, public health interventions, or modeling studies.

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

  • First year: mainly methodological, statistical and programme specific courses and start research project; 
  • Second year: individual research project and advanced courses, electives and seminars.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 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 Bachelor degree or a relevant Master degree from a discipline related to clinical medicine or public health (health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, psychology, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, etc.), or a broad bachelor education with sufficient basic subjects in the above mentioned disciplines.
  • You have affinity with research, as demonstrated by your motivation letter.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19400 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19400 EUR per year during 24 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

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