HNE-33403 Advanced Analytical Epidemiology (DL)


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper
Independent study
Distance Knowledge clip
Distance Tutorial
Distance E-learning material
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. MC Busstra
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. A Kuijsten
prof. dr. ir. EJM Feskens
prof. dr. ir. P van 't Veer
dr. ir. MC Busstra
dr. FJB van Duijnhoven
Examiner(s)dr. ir. A Kuijsten

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

DL-introduction to analytical epidemiology, DL-integration of evidence 1, DL-observational designs and assessment of validity, DL-intermediate epidemiology: confounding and effect measure modification

Continuation courses:

N/A The DL-MSc-specializations have a fixed schedule during the pilot-phase


Note: This course has a maximum number of participants. The deadline for registration is one week earlier than usual. See Academic Year.( -> Registration for Courses.
Note: The period mentioned below is the period in which this course starts. For the exact academic weeks see the courseplanning on

This course focuses on the data analysis of case-control and cohort studies.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to: - identify the need for, execution of, and interpretation of data analysis using linear regression models, logistic regression models, general and generalized linear models, mixed models, and Cox proportional hazard models;
- identify the need for, execution of , and interpretation of stratified analysis;
- identify the need for, execution of , and interpretation of effect measure modification;
- identify the need for, execution of , and interpretation of analysis to control for confounding;
- systematically organize and document data analysis, using the statistical program R.


Knowledge clips, literature study, individual assignments.


Remote proctored written exam (50%), course assignment (50%). For both a minimum mark of 5.5 is needed in order to pass the course.


Kleinbaum&Klein. Survival Analysis: A Self-Learning Text.Third Edition. 2012. chapters 1, 2, 3, 4.

Compulsory for: MNHNutrition and HealthMScE: Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health2DL