Curriculum

Health Sciences

The Research Master programme in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Majors include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, public health epidemiology, genomic & molecular epidemiology, medical psychology, biostatistics and health decision sciences & technology assessment. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of major, the candidate will focus on for example clinical trials, population studies, public health interventions, or modeling studies.

Programme objectives

  • The student is able to translate a (clinical) epidemiologic, public health or health care problem into a scientific research question.
  • The student is able to translate a scientific research question in the area of (clinical) epidemiology, public health or health care into a research protocol and/or proposal.
  • The student is able to conduct a systematic literature review of a clinical or public health issue.
  • The student has knowledge about quantitative methods and the ability to apply this knowledge in preparing, performing, analysing and interpreting research.
  • The student understands core concepts of etiologic (causality), prognostic, diagnostic, prevention, and intervention research.
  • The student has knowledge of regulations and ethical rules applicable to the fields of clinical and public health research, and is able to apply this knowledge.
  • The student is able to collaborate with fellow members of a research group in order to set up and conduct a research project, to collect data, and to analyse these data to draw conclusions.
  • The student is able to write a draft manuscript or Master of Science thesis, based on a (clinical) epidemiologic, public health or health care subject.
  • The student is able to present the research findings in an engaging way.
  • The student is able to respond to criticism in a constructive and productive manner.
  • The student is able to critically review and assess the relevance of scientific results.
  • The student engages in personal and professional development

Majors

Please see below for information about the major within this Master Programme. Whether a major is offered full-time or part-time, is indicated accordingly. Read more about the majors here

SpecialisationFull-timePart-time
Clinical EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time
EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time
Genomic & Molecular EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time
Medical PsychologyFull-timePart-time
Health Decision Sciences & Technology AssessmentFull-timePart-time
BiostatisticsFull-timePart-time
Public Health EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time

Curriculum Overview

Research Master in Clinical Research – 120 EC points – 2022 - 2024

Calendar

Course code

Course

ED

Regular programme

Erasmus MC medical

Aug 2022

ESP01

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology

0,7

0,7

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP11

Methods of Public Health Research

0,7

0,7

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP43

Principles of Genetic Epidemiology

0,7

0,7

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP61

Social Epidemiology

0,7

0,7

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP65

Practice of Epidemiology Analysis

0,7

0,7

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP70

Fundamentals of Medical Decision Making

0,7

0,7

0,7

Aug 2022

CK001

Review of Mathematics and Introduction to Statistics

1,0

1,0

1,0

Fall 2022

CK010

Study Design

4,0

4,0

4,0

Fall 2022

CK020

Biostatistics I

4,5

4,5

4,5

Fall 2022

CK030

Biostatistics II

4,5

4,5

4,5

Fall 2022

CK040

Clinical Epidemiology

3,0

3,0

3,0

Fall 2022

CK050

Principles of Public Health

3,0

3,0

3,0

Jan 2023

CK060

Selected Topics in Epidemiology

3,0

3,0

3,0

Fall 2022

CK070

Core competences exam

1,0

1,0

1,0

Jan 2024

CK080

Core competences video

1,0

1,0

1,0

Winter-spring 2024

LLS02

Scientific Writing in English for Publication

2,0

2,0

2,0

Fall 2022-Jul 2024

LLS03

Personal Education Plan

1,1

1,2

1,1

Fall 2022-Jul 2023

LLS05

Intervision

0,4

0,4

0,4

Winter-spring 2023

LLS06

Scientific Integrity

0,3

0,3

0,3

Fall 2022

LLS07

Intercultural Communication

0,2

0,2

0,2

Sep 2023-Jul 2024

 

Lifelong Learning Skills elective courses

1,0

1,0

1,0

Fall 2022-Jul 2024

RM-RES

Research

65,8

65,8

 

Fall 2022-Jul 2024

RM-RES-MED

Research (medical students)

63,8

 

63,8

After MSc Med

FE

Final Exam (medical students)

2,0

 

2,0

Jan 2023-Aug 2024

 

Elective courses*

20,0

20,0

20,0

TOTAL EC points

120,0

120,0

 

* Students are allowed to exceed the amount of elective EC points by max 2.8 EC

 

Year 1 = August 2022 until July 2023

Year 2 = August 2023 until August 2024

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