This biannual programme consists of a bundle of five accredited courses as part of the MSc Epidemiology programme, as well as a capstone assignment. By taking into account the feedback of previous students, this carefully composed bundle of courses aims to provide you with extensive knowledge and essential skills in clinical research. This is ideal for those wishing to further develop their skills in judging and conducting clinical research.
In this micromaster programme you will have the unique opportunity to combine learning essential skills with a busy career and social life, as you will study part-time (14 hours per week) for ± 6 months. In addition, in this programme you can quickly obtain new knowledge as well as academic certificates worth 10 ECTS. You receive personal guidance, interaction, and support during your study which consists of (interactive) web lectures, discussions, (group) assignments, expert sessions, quizzes and the like.
The programme consists of five courses and a capstone. By following the courses in the given order, you are assured of first obtaining a good basis, in order to tackle more advanced topics later on in the programme. With a closing capstone assignment, you have the opportunity to apply your gained knowledge to a practical example, allowing for a well-rounded learning experience.
The courses consist of Introduction to Epidemiology, Introduction to Statistics, Study Design in Etiologic Research, Clinical Epidemiology & Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research. For every programme edition, the corresponding course editions have to be taken and in the order as listed above. Should this not be possible due to extreme circumstances, please contact us instead.
For more detailed information about the courses, please visit the individual course pages below.
The capstone is an overarching assignment in which the knowledge you have gained during the courses can be combined and applied. In order to suit your interests, you have the freedom to choose your own topic, as long as it meets the requirements and incorporates your gained knowledge from the previous courses. In addition, a rubric is used to ensure the quality and to clarify the expectations of both participants and teachers.
The average required study load for this writing assignment is 14 hours per week and the assignment lasts for 2 weeks. Not only does this compulsory assignment help you turn your knowledge into application, it rewards you with 1 ECTS upon successful completion and is the key to obtaining your certificate.
By the end of this programme, you should be able to understand the principles and methods of clinical epidemiology and data analysis. The capstone assignment allows you to apply all the combined knowledge learned in the courses.
For course specific learning objectives, please visit the course pages linked above.