Students will acquire extensive knowledge and practical skills in epidemiology and statistics. You will become familiar with methods for quantitative analysis and evaluating occurrence relations in human or veterinary medicine and public health. You will gain expert knowledge in research design and analysis and its application to clinical practice. The knowledge and skills gained form a solid basis for health research and disease control programmes, including applications in developing countries. With graduation, students are eligible for registration as Epidemiologist A (Dutch registration system).
Epidemiology is characterised by a well-established set of principles and methods for applied research. At the same time, the context in which these methods are applied can be quite diverse. The unique combination of epidemiological research groups in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and risk assessment science in Utrecht University offers the possibility for education over the full spectrum: from animal to human, and from population to patient.