Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

Environmental stressors such as outdoor air pollution, heat waves and infectious agents contribute significantly to the global burden of disease. For many stressors such as electromagnetic fields considerable uncertainty regarding health effects remains. Environmental epidemiology has made major contributions to assessing the magnitude of health risks of various environmental stressors.

This advanced course will teach you about the principles and important issues of environmental epidemiology. The main methodological topics include time series studies, spatial epidemiology (including ecological studies), exposure assessment (use of GIS, Exposome), measurement error (impact and correction methods) and advanced data analyses (shape of concentration response functions, case-cross-over and panel studies). Additionally, the course provides state-of the art overviews of health effects of selected topics like climate change, outdoor air pollution and electromagnetic fields.

Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology is one of the online courses offered within MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate.

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Academic Staff

Gerard Hoek PhD


Mieke Lumens PhD


Anke Huss PhD


Support Staff

Nienke Verdonk MSc MA

Elevate Coordinator

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