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EpidM is primarily organizer of a Dutch-language full Master’s Programme in Epidemiology. In addition, EpidM offers international Winter courses in epidemiological and advanced statistical methods

The EpidM Winter Courses provide a unique opportunity to attend advanced level epidemiology and applied biostatistics courses while experiencing the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

Winter Courses in Epidemiology

The programme committee has developed a very interesting programme which covers courses in Clinical Prediction Models and Machine Learning, Missing Data, Clinimetrics, Item Response Theory, Causal Inference and Propensity Score Methods and Introduction to Bayesian Statistics.

One of the strengths of our courses is the combination of lectures and computer practicals. It allows participants to put their newly gained knowledge immediately into practice. The courses are taught by highly experienced teachers. Some of the course materials used have been written by our experts themselves!


The programme is designed for a wide and varied professional group including academic researchers, clinical specialists, general practitioners, dentists, nursing staff, physiotherapists, practitioners of social medicine, epidemiologists, regional or municipal public health workers, as well as consultants, health education workers, prevention workers and health insurers.

Due to the uncertain situation surrounding the corona virus, we have decided to offer all Winter Courses ONLINE in January/ February 2022. This makes it possible for all our foreign students to follow the courses offered and we are not hindered by any travel restrictions.

All courses have the the same format: interactive lectures are alternated by working groups and/or computer practicals.

The chosen work methods offer the opportunity to dive deep into the material. The interactive lectures are given to relatively small groups (max. 28-36 students). These lectures are alternated with working groups and/or computer practicals. The teachers and tutors supervise the working groups (max. 10-12 students) and computer practicals. Learning by doing, learning from each other and working together in a multidisciplinary team are the didactic principles that form the basis of our workgroup education.

The courses are taught in (3-6) consecutive days. In this way, education can be well planned in combination with work.

The courses are provided by a permanent team of teachers. This set-up, in which the lecturers and students spend a number of consecutive days together intensively, ensures a pleasant learning climate with plenty of room for formal and informal interaction. This also offers the students the opportunity to discuss questions from their own research practice with teachers. Because the students work in different sectors of health care, many in the position of (medical) researcher, there is ample opportunity for networking and exchanging experiences.

EpidM primarily makes use of the tool Canvas. Canvas is a digital learning environment where students can find all course-related information and documents. Course materials, with the exception of (possibly) recorded lectures, will remain available for at least one year.

About three weeks before the start of a course, students will receive an email with practical information about the course. It also contains information about logging in to Canvas. The login accounts will be provided to the students no later than one week before the start of a course.

We strongly advise you to log in to Canvas immediately after receiving the login details for a course.

All further correspondence will be sent via a Canvas announcements. Students will automatically receive an email whenever an announcement is made. According to Canvas-standard setting, you will automatically receive notifications on a daily basis. We recommend not to make any changes to this standard-setting, because if you do, you might risk missing important announcements.