Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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EPH3221  - Epidemiology/Methodology/Policy Advocacy/Statistics 7

Period 1: from 4-9-2023 to 27-10-2023
Coordinator: Bakker, M.
ECTS credits: 2
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 18-8-2023

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 17-11-2023

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Course information

Description: EN:

Throughout the module, students explore additional topics as part of the Specialized Competency Lines (SCL), such as SCL Methodology (health economics research), SCL Epidemiology (systematic review and meta-analysis), SCL Policy Advocacy (advocacy for equitable access to health care), and in journal club meetings related to SCL Philosophy of Public Health (patient and public participation). 

The overall topic of the SCL Methodology will be focused on health technological innovations. This includes a lecture on health technological innovations and an assignment attached to it. Also, it will include one workshop (8 small groups).

The overall topic of the SCL Epidemiology will be focused on systematic review methodology and meta-analysis. This includes a lecture on meta-analysis and a lecture on power calculations and an assignment attached to it. Also, it will include one workshop (8 small groups) on methods.

The overall topic of the SCL Philosophy of Public Health (PPH) will be focused on patient and public involvement/PPI in healthcare. This includes a lecture on logic of care vs logic of choice, and an assignment attached. Also, it will include a journal club (8 small groups) on methods and implications of PPH in healthcare. SCL philosophy has 2 ECTS per semester and its own dedicated exam at the end of period 2.

Goals: EN:

Expert Compentency ILOs

E132. Evaluates health as a social, economic and political value, historically and in contemporary European settings

E133. Appraises and debates the value to society of various ways of defining health and health professional infrastructure

E531. Compares and classifies public health and health system structures in Europe

E532. Investigates, analyses and compares policies that give structure to public health and health systems in Europe


Investigator Compentency ILOs

I731. Evaluates the quality of interventions based on scientific criteria and historical best-practices

I732. Estimates the impact of interventions based on insights from scientific literature

Communicator Compentency ILOs

C1431. Adapts models of public health causality and promotion to specific needs of diverse populations


Professional Compentency ILOs

P1633. Behaves in a respectful, professional and reliable manner in tutor groups, practicals and group work

P1635. Acts according to ethical standards and norms
Key words: EN:
Health Economics Research, Epidemiology, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Philosophy of Public Health, Patient and Public Participation, Health Technological Innovations.
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Presentation(s)
  • Training(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Final paper

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