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Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

About the course

Welcome! Here you will find general information about the course. The learning objectives, the structure, the format and the requirements of completion will be presented to you....
4 readings
4 readings
Welcome to the Course!10m
Course Syllabus10m
Book: 'Clinical Epidemiology: Principles, Methods, and Applications for Clinical Research'10m
Short Survey10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Epidemiology

The course will kick off with a brief introduction to some of the key concepts in epidemiological research. We will warm up with two introductory lectures, followed by a small by assignment, before diving further into the field of epidemiology from a clinical context....
4 videos (Total 30 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
Core Concepts6m
Defining Your Research8m
A Multi-Level Research Problem9m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Epidemiology20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Diagnostic Research

This week we begin at the start of the DEPTh model: Diagnosis and diagnostic research. Through a series of lectures, you will come across familiar challenges in the area of diagnosis and discover how these problems can be addressed by clinical research. ...
4 videos (Total 37 min), 3 quizzes
4 videos
Core Concepts in Diagnostic Research9m
Designing a Diagnostic Study8m
Case Study: A Diagnostic Rule for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Primary Care10m
1 practice exercise
Diagnostic Research20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Prognostic Research

This week you will be introduced to the challenges of evidence-based prognostication: how can we best predict the course of a patient's health? You will learn this week how this kind of question can be addressed through epidemiological research, becoming familiar with how prognostic tools can be developed for use in guiding clinical decisions....
4 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Designing a Prognostic Study8m
Developing and Validating a Prediction Rule8m
Case Study: Developing a Prediction Rule for 10-year Cardiovascular Disease Risk9m
1 reading
Feedback10m
3 practice exercises
Examples of a Prognostic Study2m
Study Design of Data Collection2m
Prognostic Research20m
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Top Reviews

By KGFeb 5th 2018

This is a course that has made a great impact in my understanding of clinical epidemiology. The tutors are exceptional and possess high skills in imparting knowledge to learners.

By PYNov 5th 2018

It was a challenging course though delivered in simple and easy to understand language, which made it more enjoyable and easy to understand.

Instructors

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Diederick E. Grobbee

Professor
Clinical Epidemiology
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Arno W. Hoes

Professor
Clinical Epidemiology

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a research university comprising seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56th worldwide. The research focuses on four main strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Our motto is: Bright minds, better future....

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