The online master's specialisation is designed for part time study (approx. 20 hrs/week) to combine work and study in the context of Life-Long-Learning. A course-programme of 2 years will be followed by a tailor-made internship and master's thesis. During the courses you will closely collaborate with lecturers, tutors and fellow distance learning students on a virtual learning platform. The course programme includes a short stay of one week on Wageningen Campus together with all other students in this programme. There may be options to organise the academic internship and master's thesis in your own professional context, either part-time or full-time.

Please check the study handbook for the complete course description

Overview of content

Year 1

  • Introduction Descriptive Epidemiology and Public Health (HNE-28303)
  • Introduction Analytical Epidemiology and Public Health (HNE-28803)
  • Integration of Evidence I (HNE-30403)
  • Epidemiology and Public Health Policies (HNE-30903)
  • Public Health Intervention Planning (HNE-31403)
  • Advanced Statistics for Distance Learning (MAT-25303)
  • Randomised Controlled Trials: Design and Analysis (HNE-31903)
  • Essentials of Nutritional Physiology (HAP-32303)
  • Continuous Course (YEI-61812)

Year 2

  • Observational Designs and Assessment of Validity (HNE-32403)
  • Intermediate Analytical Epidemiology: Confounding and Effect Measure Modification (HNE-32903)
  • Advanced Analytical Epidemiology (HNE-33403)
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status (HNE-33903)
  • Assessment of Dietary Intake (HNE-34403)
  • Evaluation of Dietary Assessment Methods (HNE-34903)
  • Evaluation of Public Health Interventions (HNE-35403)
  • Integration of Evidence II (HNE-35903)
  • Continuous Course (YEI-61812)

Year 3 (full-time) or Year 3 and 4 (part-time)

  • Master's thesis
  • Academic internship

    Please check the study handbook for the complete course description

    Questions about the online exams?

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