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Master Nutrition and Health, specialization ‘ Nutritional and Public Health Epidemiology’

Institute and place teaching programme:
Wageningen University, Wageningen
Grade to be achieved:
Recognised training programme epidemiology:
Teaching programme for epidemiologist A:
Teaching programme for epidemiologist B:
Duration teaching programme (number of EC):
Intensity teaching programme:
Form of teaching programme:
On campus
Language teaching programme:
Average number of starters per year:
Entry level:
University bachelor's degree
Entry requirements:
Admission to the MSc Nutrition & Health program is based on three criteria: - Relevant BSc degree - Satisfactory academic performance - Skill in English
Number of EC for core courses:
Subjects of core courses:
Introduction to epidemiology and public health (6 EC) Advanced statistics for nutritionists (6 EC) Study Design and Interpretation in Epidemiology (6 EC) Analytical Epidemiology I and II (2x6 EC)
Number of EC elective courses:
Subjects elective courses:
For example: Data science Exposure assessment in Nutrition Public Health Practice Nutrition and Cancer General Medicine and many others Concepts and methods in epidemiology Nutrition and Cardiometablic Disease.
Duration practical internship / thesis (EC):
Internship 24 EC / Thesis 36 EC
Characteristics teaching programme:
This specialization is embedded in the Nutrition and Health master's degree. The Nutritional and Public Health Epidemiology specialization focuses on the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological research, both interventional and observational. It focuses on the etiology and prevention of disease, with specific reference to diet, nutrition and lifestyle. Central issues are assessment of exposure, risk factors of disease, intermediate stages of health, and analysis and interpretation of key research designs.

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