Cardiovascular Epidemiology

"Gain insights into the principles of cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemiology and the important issues that are involved."

Unlike many other courses that only go into one particular topic in depth, this course will enable you to ‘zoom out’ from your own direct research in order to look at the bigger picture. By doing so, you will be able to see your own work or research from a broader perspective. Furthermore, this is an essential course to follow if you want to gain a broader understanding of cardiovascular epidemiology than you would in your own specialty.

Start date(s): 
Face-to-face: 1 March 2021. Online: 10 May 2021
Time investment: 
Face-to-face: five full working days Online: three weeks, 14 hours a week
University Medical Center Utrecht
Faculty of Medicine
Fee:  This fee is exempt from VAT
€ 870
Extra information: 
  • If you want to receive the Course Certificate and the credits, it is obligatory to take the exam. You are allowed to redo the exam once.
  • Due to the Covid-19 measures our face-to-face course takes place online, still full-time eduaction. 
  • For the exams we make use of Proctor Exam


During this course, you will learn about atherosclerosis, worldwide trends in CVD morbidity and mortality, the role of factors triggering the occurrence of a cardiovascular event, risk factors for CVD, and prevention strategies. In addition, we will present the latest developments in CVD epidemiology. We will also discuss gender differences, the role of HDL cholesterol, the importance of genes, renal denervation, heart failure, stem cells, early origins of vascular risk, and non-invasive imaging. If you wish to further your medical education in the field of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, this is an excellent course for you.

By the end of the course, you are able to:

  • Understand the process of atherosclerosis, which is the underlying pathology for the most common cardiovascular diseases
  • Describe the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases
  • Describe the worldwide trends in cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular disease mortality
  • Describe the triggers for a cardiovascular event
  • Understand the principles for prevention of cardiovascular diseases


Please contact our Educational Office:
​088 75 69710