Elevate Health

Clinical Epidemiology

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
World Wide

Teaching Methodology:
Distance Learning

European Fees:
385 EUR
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Elevate Health

University Accreditation: No

Individual Course


This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses, and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies. During the course, you will focus on questions of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and etiology. Several research options are available to help you address these questions, including intervention trials and case-control studies using data obtained in a clinical setting.


By the end of the course, you should be able to: - Define, explain and apply the basic terminology and principles specific to clinical epidemiology - Differentiate between the different aspects of clinical epidemiological research (diagnostic / etiologic / prognostic / therapeutic) - In particular, you should be able to: - Construct a clinical research question that includes outcome, determinants and domain - Characterize different data collection designs used in clinical epidemiology - Design a clinical epidemiological study - Name and identify the data analysis techniques that are used for the different types of clinical epidemiological studies - Interpret the basic data analysis results of a clinical epidemiological study - Explain the concepts of bias, and the issues concerning confounding bias - Read and explain clinical epidemiological scientific papers and identify, in these papers, which design of data collection and data analysis were used

Covered Areas

Therapeutic Areas

Infectious diseases


Laboratory techniques

IMI Standards

  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered