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Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

Can mindfulness support people in dealing with chronic disease? What is the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease? How do people function at work having survived cancer?

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology is a selective two-year research master that focuses on these questions. Students conduct research in the fields of public health, health psychology, epidemiology, and psychiatry.

You will study the reciprocal relationship between the psychological and physical health of adults and children. The central idea is that psychological, biological and social aspects all play a role in any physical condition.

You will be encouraged to engage in research throughout the programme where a strong focus lies on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of somatic and mental health problems. Moreover, CPE is situated in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), which means that you can benefit from a unique and interesting clinical setting. Classes are taught in small groups by leading scientists.

You will have the opportunity to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme. You will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field. CPE was rated first in its category in the Dutch Higher Education Guide 2017!

Can mindfulness support people in dealing with chronic disease? What is the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease? How do people function at work having survived cancer?

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology is a selective two-year research master that focuses on these questions. Students conduct research in the fields of public health, health psychology, epidemiology, and psychiatry.

You will study the reciprocal relationship between the psychological and physical health of adults and children. The central idea is that psychological, biological and social aspects all play a role in any physical condition.

You will be encouraged to engage in research throughout the programme where a strong focus lies on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of somatic and mental health problems. Moreover, CPE is situated in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), which means that you can benefit from a unique and interesting clinical setting. Classes are taught in small groups by leading scientists.

You will have the opportunity to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme. You will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field. CPE was rated first in its category in the Dutch Higher Education Guide 2017!

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology can be interesting for students with a number of educational backgrounds ranging from Psychology or other Social Sciences, Health Sciences, (Bio)Medical or Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biology and Medical Biology. The focus of the programme is on research.

  • Testimonial van Lei Zhu

    ...lectures are always given in an interactive format, which allows sufficient communication between students and lecturers. Each student can work with top scientists..

    During my bachelor study in psychology, I was interested in how psychology and medicine can be interacted with each other to help people. It was exactly this interest that led me to choose the Research Master's program Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology, which combined psychology and medicine perfectly. Here in the CPE program, lectures are always given in an interactive format, which allows sufficient communication between students and lecturers. Each student can work with top scientists during the master thesis project and really get to know how to perform scientific research. After finishing the research master program, I started my PhD project in department of health psychology in the UMCG. My PhD project is focused on cancer patients who were receiving psychosocial care in psycho-oncology institutions. I am interested in examining the underlying mechanisms of psychosocial care, for example, how patients' personal resources changed during psychosocial care. Without the Research Master program, this would not have been possible. The CPE program not only offered me the state-of-the-art knowledge in health field, but also provided me necessary skills (i.e., thinking, writing, presenting) to perform research.

    - Lei Zhu, PhD student at the UMCG

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    – Lei Zhu
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MSc in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (research)
Croho code
60399
Type opleiding
Onderzoeksmaster
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
24 maanden (120 ECTS)
Start
September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
Medische wetenschappen
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