Study Design

Course Code :2023GENEP1
Study domain:Epidemiology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):252
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Lidia Casas Ruiz

3. Course contents *

In this course the principles and implementation of etiogenetic (case-control) studies, diagnostic (cross-sectional) studies, prognostic (cohort) studies and interventional (experimental) studies are taught. The design, data collection and outcome measures will be discusses as well as the important (dis)advantages of the different research designs. Special attention will be paid to the application of the research design for etiologic topics. The course will concentrate on the classic approach but will also look at newer concepts like case-cohort designs. The different designs will be approached from a validity perspective.