Universiteit Leiden
Population Health: Study Design
Universiteit Leiden

Population Health: Study Design

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Dennis Mook-Kanamori
Frits Rosendaal
Johanna (Anske) G. van der Bom

Instructors: Dennis Mook-Kanamori


(18 reviews)

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
28 hours to complete
3 weeks at 9 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll 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

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Population Health: Study Design! In this module you will get to know what the scope is of this course and you will learn how to be successful at online studying.

What's included

2 videos6 readings2 discussion prompts1 plugin

In this module you will start to formulate a research question. You will be introduced to the most important study designs in epidemiology, and work out which study design fits your specific research question.

What's included

9 videos2 readings4 quizzes4 discussion prompts1 plugin

In this module you will calculate frequency and effect measures, and apply them to your own research questions. In addition, you will practice with constructing a life table and drawing a Kaplan-Meier curve.

What's included

7 videos2 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt1 plugin

In this module different types of error will be discussed, which can be either random or systematic in nature. Subsequently, you will learn to recognize bias and confounding. You will additionally gain hands-on experience with standardisation.

What's included

7 videos1 reading3 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

In this module you will calculate with averages, learn basic principles of causal inference, and be introduced to the concepts of regression to the mean and intention to treat.

What's included

6 videos2 readings4 quizzes2 discussion prompts2 plugins


Instructor ratings
3.8 (6 ratings)
Dennis Mook-Kanamori
Universiteit Leiden
1 Course4,247 learners
Frits Rosendaal
Universiteit Leiden
1 Course4,247 learners

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