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Lifestyle Epidemiology (WR86)

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), comprising mainly of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancers and diabetes, are the leading causes of death globally. To a large extent, NCDs are caused by lifestyle factors including unhealthy dietary intake, lack of physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Appropriate measures and methods are required to study relations of such lifestyle behaviours and NCDs. This includes the use of valid tools and methods to measure dietary intake and physical activity, and suitable study designs and analytical techniques to analyse the data.

Course details

Date:
March 2025
Tuition fee:
1.050
City: Amsterdam Course coordinator: J. (Jeroen) Lakerveld, PhD
Language: English Learning method: Lectures and practicals
Examination: Written examination (facultative) Examination dates: See Exams page
Number of EC: 2 Details: Contact hours: 18
Date Tuition fee:
March 2025
1.050
City: Amsterdam
Course coordinator: J. (Jeroen) Lakerveld, PhD
Language: English
Learning method: Lectures and practicals
Examination: Written examination (facultative)
Examination dates: See Exams page
Number of EC: 2
Details: Contact hours: 18

About the course

This three-day course focuses especially on the lifestyle factors: diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Course days will consist of plenary, interactive lectures, and working groups focused on data processing and interpretation in alternation.
Day 1: Introduction, definitions, epidemiology of nutrition, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Measurement tools for dietary intake and physical activity part I (including gaining hands-on experience with collecting data)
Day 2: Measurement tools part II, data handling, statistical analysis part I
Day 3: Statistical analysis part II, determinants of lifestyle behaviours, discussion, assessment instructions.

This is an online course, with live presentations and working groups held on Zoom.

If a course is [Full], you can still register, and you will be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you as soon as a place becomes available. You can then decide whether you still want to join the course.

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