The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology
The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology. Topics that are covered include time series analyses, assessment of dose-response relationships, use of geographic information systems in exposure assessment, retrospective cohort studies, ecological studies, (correction for) measurement error in exposure and interpretation of studies on mortality (life expectancy versus body counts). Theory will be illustrated by current and emerging topics like climate change and electromagnetic fields.epidemiology, ecological studies, gis, environmental epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, time series analysis, exposure
Gerard Hoek, PhD
Prof. Bert Brunekreef, Prof. Dick Heederik, Prof. Hans Kromhout, dr. Gerard Hoek, dr. Anke Huss, dr. Ulrike Gehring et al
The course focuses on MSc/PhD students and postgraduates with a background in epidemiology and statistics, interested in an advanced course in environmental (and occupational) epidemiology
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
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.
• € 1500 - Course + course materials
Housing can not be provided for this course.
Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.
Deadline for registration: 01 June 2017