Life Sciences Courses
The Utrecht Summer School offers a variety of academic courses in the fields of Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Pharmacology; Global, Maternal and Child Health; and Epidemiology.
11 course(s) found
Data Science in Clinical Practice
Careful data curation and analyses are essential in developing machine learning algorithms, that may usefully contribute to solving problems encountered in routine healthcare. Nevertheless, many valuable contributions never transition from the computer to the bedside. Often implementation is never attempted, or they fail to get the relevant CE marking (or equivalent local standard), or their implementation fails to elicit the intended health…
Did you ever wonder how you can improve your data management and handling? Have you ever hoped for a clean and indisputable database that you could easily share with your collaborators? Understand the art of Data Stewardship and get a handle on your data! Data could yield great value when processed intelligently for medical data science but holds great risks when processing is lost in complexity. This online Data Stewardship course will guide…
Collaborative Data Science
Data science relies on working across datasets, teams, disciplines and geographies. Collaboration is crucial, as well as key frameworks. In order to be translatable to patient care, the learning health systems framework helps to conceptualize where healthcare data sits in science, care and evidence domains. Knowledge of key competencies and professions in informatics and data science will facilitate team working. Moreover, without awareness of…
This course provides participants with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental and occupational epidemiology. Participants should have basic understanding of epidemiological principles and biostatistics and have an interest in environmental health issues. Current theory in environmental epidemiology will be illustrated in current and emerging topics. The two-week course consists of active classes, computer practicals and…
3D Printing and Biofabrication
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing. This one-week course will provide an insight into the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D (bio)printing in biomedical applications. It will deliver the basics of 3D printing, including hands-on workshops with 3D printers, in which the students will interact with experts demonstrating the working principles and applications of multiple…
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
The course will provide insight in study design and analysis in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Methodological issues are presented in the context of decision making on medicines. The course takes a multi-stakeholder perspective and applies educational approaches to facilitate interaction between these stakeholders among the participants. It is an intensive programme which covers many relevant topics concerning…
Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
This summer course provides a comprehensive overview of maternal, newborn and child health globally. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, we will discuss the major challenges which women and children in the world are facing, and we will look at potential solutions. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht (Julius Global Health, Wilhemina Children's Hospital), Amsterdam Centre for…
Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity
Our summerschool is aimed at advanced master students and starting PhD students with the goal to teach them on recent advances in neural circuit development and plasticity from an interdisciplinary perspective. This will be achieved in three ways: first, lectures on basic neurobiological principles by the organisers, second, a series of lectures by renowned international speakers and third, participants work on assignments that require extensive…
Biostatistics for Researchers
The course provides an introduction into statistical methodology for life sciences and discusses a number of statistical techniques for practical data analysis. Concrete examples and case studies are used to apply the theory to practical situations.
Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis
The aim of this course is to give students insight into current developments in pharmaceutical policy making as well to give a better understanding of the methods available for analysing the effects of policy interventions.
A one-week course in survival analysis for the life sciences. Concrete examples and case studies are used to apply the theory to practical situations. Survival data, or more generally, time-to-event data (where the “event” can be death, disease, recovery, relapse or another outcome), is frequently encountered in the biomedical sciences. Censoring is a problem characteristic to most survival data, and requires special data analytic techniques.