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Causal Inference and Propensity Score Methods

Amsterdam UMC / EpidM, Department of Epidemiology & Data Science
Course Content
In this course students gain an overview on the statistical techniques and research designs used by epidemiologists to estimate treatment effects from patient data. We begin by reviewing the randomized controlled trial design in which patients are assigned completely at random to two or more treatment and control groups. Subsequently, we will consider estimation of treatment effects in settings when treatment assignment cannot be controlled by the experimenter. Further information see website
Learning objectives, training objectives
At the end of the course “causal inference” the participant will be able to determine whether an observational study design is adequate for answering a research question. See for more the website
Target Audience
Target group: epidemiologists concerned with estimation of treatments effects between study groups using observational data.
Participants are expected 1. to have basic knowledge of epidemiological methods and have followed the Regression Techniques 2. to have basic knowledge of R; (see website for a course)
We use an interactive Learn Management System for this online course. Here you can find all course materials at least one week before the start of the course

Enquiries and Registration:

Register via the website. The course will be an online course because of Covid-19
Ms. Ange van der Veer
Clinical Research, Development Cooperation - Advanced Training, Epidemiology and Disease Control, Public Health Research, Statistics
Type of degree
Certificate of attendance
Education form
Full Time
4 Days
Credit Points
2 ECTS - Points
EUR 1.000,00
(If you enrol for two or three Winter Courses simultaneously, you will receive a discount of 10% on all courses.)
Number of participants (max.)
Organizer contact info
Boelenlaan 1089a
1081 HV Amsterdam
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