About Epidemiology

Epidemiology examines the distribution of health and morbidity in populations and their determinants. It is a scientific discipline increasingly asked for in clinical (human, pharmaceutical or veterinary) research, industry and policymaking. With 'evidence-based medicine' setting new standards, specialists are needed in the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research.
The programme starts with Introducing Life Sciences, a mandatory introduction week for all Master’s students of the GSLS.

Six specialisations
In epidemiology, cause, detection, prognosis and treatment of disease can be the focus of investigation. In epidemiological terms we talk about etiologic, diagnostic, prognostic or therapeutic research. The domain of study may vary. Six specialisations are offered in the programme:

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Statistics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Veterinary Epidemiology

Go to the page 'Study programme' for more information