Institute and place teaching programme:
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
Academic master's degree
Direct - Academic master's degree in medicine - Academic master's degree in biomedical sciences - Academic master's degree in biochemistry and biotechnology - Academic master's degree in veterinary medicine - Academic master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences After permission - All other academic masters Language certificate in English, unless the master's degree was awarded by a recognized educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands.
Number of EC for core courses:
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), Research Project 2 (6), Workplace Visits (3), Applied Research Methods (3), Public Health, Policy and Practice (9), Master thesis 1: Data Collection and Management (6), Seminars in Epidemiology 2 (3), Master Thesis 2: Analysis and Writing (21).
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Subjects elective courses:
Methodology courses (at least one of these three or the Public Health, Policy and Practice course): Metrics: Exposure and Outcome Assessment (3), Introduction to Qualitative Research (3), Advanced Methods in Epidemiology (3). Topics in epidemiology (free choice): Genetic Epidemiology (3), Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (6), Clinical Epidemiology (6), Epidemiology of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases including Mental Disorders (3), Environmental Epidemiology (3). Public Health (at least this course or a methodological course): Public Health, Policy and Practice (9)
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The postgraduate program in epidemiology at the University of Antwerp is a two-year half-day program and requires this commitment. It is aimed at students who already have a master's degree in a biomedical field, have some work experience and want to improve their skills and knowledge of epidemiology. The 60 ECTS postgraduate degree is a shortened version of the 120 ECTS master's in epidemiology and is integrated within the structure and expertise of this master's program. One of the main differences is that the postgraduate degree does not require writing a master's thesis. It also allows for a more customized program. Compared to the master's in epidemiology, the student can focus on a specific area of expertise, for example, epidemiology of infectious diseases or of non-communicable diseases, or environmental or genetic epidemiology. The program aims to teach the basic and advanced skills and competencies to design and conduct epidemiological research. You will also immediately learn to translate to practice and policy to improve the health of people and populations. The integration into the master of epidemiology also makes the postgraduate degree an international experience from the start. Indeed, the master's program welcomes students from around the world with support from a VLIR-UOS scholarship program. All classes are taught in English.