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What you will learn

  • You will be able to formulate a good research question

  • You will be able to interpret and apply different frequency and effect measures

  • You will be able to recognize errors and deal with bias and confounding

  • You will be able to describe basic principles of causal inference

Skills you will gain

Clinical EpidemiologyClinical Study DesignA basic understanding of epidemiological theoryCritical reading and thinking
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 29 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Study Design

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 6 readings
2 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
6 readings
Meet the instructors10m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
About this course10m
Glossary10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
6 hours to complete

Design

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
What is epidemiology?3m
How to create a good research question?6m
What is the research question?4m
Experimental versus observational studies8m
The cohort study7m
The case-control study8m
Bloodcurdling movies and measures of coagulation - a crossover trial7m
To conclude52s
2 readings
Observational research methods: cohort, cross sectional, and case-control studies1h
Designing a research project: randomised controlled trials and their principles.1h
4 practice exercises
Observational research methods: cohort, cross-sectional, and case-control studies10m
Designing a research project: randomised controlled trials and their principles.10m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Measures

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Frequency measures9m
Effect measures8m
Odds and odds ratio6m
Kaplan-Meier7m
Thoughts on absolute versus relative risk7m
To conclude1m
2 readings
R tutorial2h
Time partition1h
4 practice exercises
Calculate frequency and effect measures20m
Exposure window5m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Confounding and bias

7 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Puzzles in Epidemiology3m
Random versus systematic error9m
Confounding and bias8m
Countering confounding9m
Standardisation7m
To conclude53s
1 reading
Dealing with Biases2h
3 practice exercises
Dealing with Biases5m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge30m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Inference

8 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
When do we know something is true?8m
Intention to treat6m
Regression to the mean6m
To conclude1m
Course conclusion58s
2 readings
Measurement scales and their summary statistics20m
Causation and causal inference in epidemiology1h 30m
4 practice exercises
Causation and causal inference in epidemiology10m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge30m
Final Assessment1h 30m

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