Disciplines

Environmental Epidemiology

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Course code
M11
Course fee (no housing)
€ 1500.00
Level
Advanced Master
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Air pollution, pesticides, climate change and radiofrequencies to name a few have all been linked to adverse health effects such as cancer, respiratory disease and reproductive effects. Environmental epidemiology is the study of diease and these environmental determinants of disease in humans on a population level. 

In this course participants will be taught the most relevant principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology.


In this two weeks' course participants  will be given insight in the most important principles of environmental epidemiology. Specific attention will be given

- to illustrate epidemiological designs that are often used in environmental and occupational epidemiology and less in other application of epidemiology.

- to illustrate new designs for environmental exposure assessment

- to illustrate the impact of measurement error in exposure on effects estimates

- to illustrate diverse environmental health issues

- to provide practical training in performing specific epidemiological analyses

Topics being covered include time series analyses, assessment of dose-response relationships using generalized additive models, retrospective cohort studies, ecological studies, (correction for) measurement errors in exposure and interpretation of studies on mortality (life expectancy versus body count).

An online edition of this course will be organized in February 2019. More information on this online course can be found here: here

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Gerard Hoek, PhD

Lecturers

Prof. Bert Brunekreef, Prof. Dick Heederik, Prof. Hans Kromhout, dr. Gerard Hoek, dr. Anke Huss, dr. Ulrike Gehring et al

Target audience

Advanced MSC students, PhD students, post docs, professionals working with environmental health consultancies interested in environmental epidemiology

Course aim

The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology.

Specific objectives of the course are to:
• Illustrate epidemiological designs that are often used in environmental and occupational epidemiology and less in other applications of (clinical) epidemiology
• Illustrate new designs for environmental exposure assessment
• Illustrate the impact of measurement error in exposure on effect estimates
• Provide practical training in performing specific epidemiological analyses

Study load

There will be a limited number of lectures in this course. Papers have been selected that we expect you to read carefully as they will be used in subsequent computer exercises and discussions. Problems can further be discussed with the instructors, preferably plenary. We expect that you will be present at all scheduled plenary sessions.

Fee

€ 1500.00

Required documents

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
Motivation Letter, C.V.

More information

Mieke Lumens, PhD
education.iras@uu.nl
+31 30 2539447

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2018