Teaching and Training

Section of Epidemiology coordinates teaching and training in epidemiology at various levels. Our aim is to empower the students with the critical thinking and methodological skills they need to address future public health challenges and improve clinical practice. Education is a lifelong process and we offer qualified training at all levels from undergraduate and graduate teaching to post graduate training of researchers and clinicians.

The faculty in the Section of Epidemiology engages in mentoring of students and early career researchers and we offer supervision of research projects at all levels from educational projects (e.g. Bachelor or Master theses) to PhD theses.

Section of Epidemiology contributes with specific courses to the following educational programs at the Faculty of Health Sciences:

  • Medicine
  • Bachelor and master of Public Health Science
  • Bachelor in Health Informatics
  • PhD in Medicine

Undergraduate courses

Section of Epidemiology coordinates the following undergraduate courses.

Public Health Science (BSc and MSc)

  • Introduction to epidemiology (contact: Mads Kamper-Jørgensen)

Health Informatics (BSc)

  • Epidemiological methods (Contact: Alice Jessie Clark Lyth)

Master level courses

Section of Epidemiology coordinates the following master level courses.

Medicine (MSc)

  • Epidemiology at the ‘Statistics, Epidemiology, and Medical Sociology’ course (contact: Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen)

Public Health Science (MSc)

  • Epidemiology (contact: Katrine Strandberg-Larsen)
  • Elective course: Perinatal and Early Life Epidemiology (contact: Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen)
  • Elective course: Stress from the life-course perspective (contact: Nadya Dich)
  • Elective course: Infectious disease epidemiology (contact: Mads Kamper-Jørgensen)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

  • Special modul: Advanced disease prevention and health promotion in old age (Contact: Maarten Rozing/ Rudi Westendorp)

PhD courses

Section of Epidemiology coordinates the following PhD courses

  • Quantitative bias analysis (contact: Naja Hulvej Rod)
  • Causal Inference, Part II: Drawing Causal Conclusions from Epidemiological Studies (contact: Naja Hulvej Rod)
  • Presentation with Confidence (contact: Katrine Strandberg-Larsen)
  • Perinatal and early life epidemiology (contact: Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen)
  • From research idea to scientific paper in public health science (Contact: Naja Hulvej Rod)

Link to the PhD course catalog

Summer schools

IARU Summer School 2019: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging. 

International training networks

Section of Epidemiology is partner in the IDEAR Early Career Training Program which is aimed at facilitating networking, training and collaboration between early career researchers within the IDEAR institutions, including centers at Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University in Sweden, University College London and Manchester University in the UK, Turku University in Finland and INSERM in France. The program includes one week onsite intensive training in various epidemiologic topics including methods, register-based research, epidemiology and policy interface biannually. The schedule and topics are outlined here.