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University of Antwerp
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Recognised training programme epidemiology:
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Possibility to follow individual courses by externals:
In specific cases
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Academic bachelor's degree
Direct - Academic bachelor's degree in biochemistry and biotechnology - Academic bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences - Academic bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine - Academic bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences - Academic bachelor's degree in medicine After permission - All other academic bachelors After switch program in epidemiology* * entry requirements switch program epidemiology Direct - Biomedical laboratory technology After permission - All other professional bachelors Language certificate in English, unless the master's degree was awarded by a recognized educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands.
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Subjects of core courses:
Classic and Modern Methods of Epidemiology (12 ECTS), Data Management and Statistical Software (6), Introduction to Statistics (3), Research Project 1 (6), Seminars in Epidemiology (3), Classic and Modern Methods of Data Analysis (9), Metrics: Exposure and Outcome Assessment (3), Research Project 2 (6), Workplace Visits (3), Introduction to Qualitative Research (3), Applied Research Methods (3), Genetic Epidemiology (3), Public Health, Policy and Practice (9), Master thesis 1: Data Collection and Management (6), Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (6), Clinical Epidemiology (6), Epidemiology of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases including Mental Disorders (3), Seminars in Epidemiology 2 (3), Advanced Methods in Epidemiology (3), Environmental Epidemiology (3), Master Thesis 2: Analysis and Writing (21).
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Subjects elective courses:
Participation in the courses 'Clinical data science ' and 'Health Technology Assessment/Health Economic Evaluation' of the Master of Epidemiology at Maastricht University.
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The master of epidemiology at the University of Antwerp provides you with knowledge, skills and competencies to set up and conduct epidemiological research. You will also immediately learn to translate to practice and policy to improve the health of people and populations. In the first year, the emphasis is on deepening your knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and research methods. You will also be introduced to the field by attending seminars and workplace visits. In the second year, you focus primarily on your own research for your master's thesis. You will be introduced to the different areas of epidemiology, such as epidemiology of infectious diseases, clinical epidemiology and environmental epidemiology. You will expand your methodological knowledge in the Advanced Methods in Epidemiology course and learn how to turn theory into practice in the Public Health, Policy and Practice course. You will also get an introduction to qualitative research, which can be used to contextualize or explain the results of quantitative studies or to generate hypotheses that can then be tested by quantitative epidemiological studies. This program can be taken full-time (two years) or part-time (four years) and welcomes students from around the world with support from a VLIR-UOS scholarship program. It has been an international experience from the beginning. All classes are taught in English. You will have the opportunity to acquire and improve your epidemiological skills by doing part of your master's thesis abroad.