Lifestyle Epidemiology course

16 Feb 2022 09.00 - 18 Feb 2022 17.00Amsterdam

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), comprising mainly of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancers and diabetes, are the leading causes of death globally. To a large extent, NCDs are caused by lifestyle factors including unhealthy dietary intake, lack of physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Appropriate measures and methods are required to study relations of such lifestyle behaviours and NCDs. This includes the use of valid tools and methods to measure dietary intake and physical activity, and suitable study designs and analytical techniques to analyse the data.

EpidM, part of the department of Epidemiology & Data Science of Amsterdam University Medical Center, will organise a three-day course that focusses especially on the lifestyle factors: diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Course days will consist of plenary, interactive lectures, and workgroups focused on data processing and interpretation in alternation.

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