The core curriculum of this Master of Science program includes courses in study design, data analysis, biostatistics and clinical and public health epidemiological research methods. Elective courses permit students to tailor the program to their own interests and professional needs.
Depending on their interest, they can major in one of the following fields: epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, genomic & molecular epidemiology, public health epidemiology, biostatistics, or health decision sciences & technology assessment.
The research phase involves the design and implementation of a research project under the guidance of a personal supervisor. Successful completion of the research training leads to a paper on the research project that is ready for submission to an international scientific journal.
Research areas comprise, amongst others, major neurological and cardiovascular diseases, genomics and metabolomics, lifestyle, mental health, child development,epidemics and pandemics, screening, decision making in medical practice and public health, and social factors affecting health outcomes and access to health care. Students choosing the clinical research major will have research opportunities in a large variety of clinical fields such as endocrinology and neuro-endocrine immunology, cardiovascular research, hemato-oncology, medical oncology, gynaecologic oncology, pediatric research, obstetrics, urology, transplantation medicine, gastroenterology & hepatology, surgical research and musculo-skeletal science.