• Startdatum:
  • 14 mei 2018
  • Cursusduur:
  • 5 dagen
  • Werkzaam als:
  • Huisarts, Medisch specialist

Population Health Management (PHM) Course Epidemiology and Methods aims at improving basic insight and first hands-on experience in epidemiology and statistical methods needed to embark on evidence based risk assessment, empanelment and prediction. Study design and comparative measures: causes and predictors will be discussed. We’ll use various case-studies to explore, demonstrate and exercise. By the end of the week each participant will be part of the presentation of a study concept that is developed during the course.

Study design and comparative measures: causes and predictors

Health care professionals face ageing and increasingly diverse populations, rising health care costs, fragmented health care supply and advancing medical technologies and IT systems. These developments go beyond every day practice and will require new competences for not only health care professionals but also of management and leaders of related organisations. LUMC Campus The Hague is developing an innovative modular set of courses covering the wide range of competencies needed to bring healthcare from a reactive to a proactive approach following the principles of Population Health Management. In May 2017 we’ll offer our first edition Spring Course, another modular part of our (Post) Graduate Research Master program, covering epidemiology and methodological knowledge needed to increase the evidence on structured proactive care approach.

About the content: Study design and comparative measures: causes and predictors.

If you do a research study, what design should you use? Are you looking for causes or predictors, and what is exactly the difference? The questions you should ask are ‘How should I compare groups, and how do I express and quantify the difference?’, ‘What to do if one group is older, or the other has more men, or has various ethnic background? How do I know if there is bias?’

These are all pertinent questions that you must ask before you design a study. In this week we will teach you asking the correct questions, and answering them. In the morning we will present the topics and give you the tools for the afternoon programme, where we will discuss articles, and do our own calculations. Ever drawn your own Kaplan-Meier survival curve, without a computer programme? Here you will learn how it works.

In the evening eminent epidemiologists will give insights in how they answered the questions, and applied this to actual research questions.

Target group

The partners of the LUMC-Campus The Hague offer the course PHM for

  • health care professionals,

  • staff members

  • PhD fellows in Health and Healthcare related science,

  • MD specialist trainees in primary, elderly and secondary care and Public Health and

  • master students


  • Want to become change agents to support the development of a more integrated health care system.
  • Have an open attitude towards a new paradigm for health care.

The programme has a solid structure consisting of various elements. Each day is organised around one aspect of health care governance. The day starts with a theoretical morning (theoretical and interactive lectures). After lunch students take part in the population and governance lab. A three hour practical working group (5/6 students) around a week assignment. Each day ends with a capita selecta, in which the stake holders reflect on their own position and interests.

LUMC Campus
Turfmarkt 995e etage, 2511 DV Den Haag
Health care professional € 1.250,00  
PhD (candidate) € 625,00  
Student for free