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Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    You will first need to solidify your basis in psychology, medicine, and epidemiology. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics.

    You will first need to solidify your basis in psychology, medicine, and epidemiology. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics.

  • 2e jaar

    The second year mainly consists of the Master Thesis Project: data collection, data analyses and writing of the thesis. During the Master Thesis Project students choose some elective courses based on their area of interest, background knowledge, and the topic of their project. This culminates in the design of your own PhD project, and each year several excellent PhD proposals are granted with a PhD position at the University Medical Centre Groningen.

    The second year mainly consists of the Master Thesis Project: data collection, data analysis and writing of the thesis. During the Master Thesis Project students choose some elective courses based on their area of interest, background knowledge, and the topic of their project. This culminates in the design of your own PhD project. Each year several excellent PhD proposals are granted with a fully funded three-year PhD position.

Opbouw programma

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Basics in medicine or Basics in psychology and psychosocial factors (8 EC)
Clinical Epidemiology (12 EC)
Psychosocial Epidemiology (10 EC)
Research Tools (5 EC)
Writing a successful research proposal (8 EC)
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Coaching Groups (9 EC)
Elective Course (11 EC)
Master Thesis Project (39 EC)
Master Thesis project proposal (15 EC)
Seminar and Research Meeting (3 EC)

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology consists of both collective and individualized courses. Every course succeeds the other which means that you will only work on one course at a time.

Depending on your knowledge, you will learn about the basics of medicine or the basics in psychology and psychosocial factors. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics. You will be able to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme and therefore you will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field.

During the second year you will write your master thesis, which can function as the basis of your own PhD proposal. High-ranking students will be offered a full scholarship to continue with a fully funded three-year PhD programme!

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology consists of both collective and individualized courses. Every course succeeds the other which means that you will only work on one course at a time.

Depending on your knowledge, you will learn about the basics of medicine or the basics in psychology and psychosocial factors. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics. You will be able to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme and therefore you will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field.

During the second year you will write your master thesis, which can function as the basis of your own PhD proposal. High-ranking students will be offered a full scholarship to continue with a fully funded three-year PhD programme!

Studielast: 40 uur per week

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief

An internship (abroad) is a possibility that is open to you. Our international network stretches across Europe, and from Latin America to Asia!

An internship (abroad) is among the possibilities. Our international network stretches across Europe, and from Latin America to Asia!

Waarom in Groningen?
  • CPE offers a unique focus on the relationship between physical and mental health in a clinical setting.
  • Students can design their own PhD research proposal during the second year of this research master.
  • After completing this two-year research master, high-ranking students will be offered a fully funded PhD position.
  • CPE offers a unique focus on the relationship between physical and mental health in a clinical setting.
  • Students can design their own PhD research proposal during the second year of this research master.
  • After completing this two-year research master, there is a possibility of obtaining a fully funded PhD position.

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. Classes are taught in small groups by leading scientists.

Each student is assigned to a mentor who is responsible for the evaluation of the student's progress, abilities, and limitations. The mentor and student have at least one scheduled meeting every three months.

  • 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
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