Elevate Health

Introduction

Elevate Health offers a comprehensive range of online medical courses for researchers and healthcare professionals. Courses can be studied exclusively online, or as part of a blended plan that features face-to-face sessions in addition to distance learning. However you choose to study, you do so at your own, wherever you are in the world -- all you need is an internet connection.

Elevate offers more than online learning opportunities; it is an interactive portal that enables global health professionals to meet online to share knowledge, explore ideas and analyse new science. This means that when you have completed your online health courses, you’ll not only receive an internationally accredited diploma from Utrecht University – ranked #1 in The Netherlands and #46 in the world, but also a network of peers that you can call on as you develop your career professionally.

Our aim is to increase knowledge and understanding of health sciences among health care professionals and medical researchers. In doing so, we hope to improve overall wellbeing and reduce the differences in standards of medical care between countries.

What do we stand for?

√ E-learning expertise

Our in-house team of e-learning developers are experts in e-learning. We have a strong and sound online teaching philosophy and practice, with a personalized approach to learning, a focus on interaction and we offer continuous educational support throughout the course.

√ Focus on the medical sector

We focus solely on the medical (research) sector. This has enabled us to develop relevant knowledge in the field. It has also allowed us to build an extensive international academic network. As such, we are aware of the latest developments and the challenges our partners face.

√ Providing better access to good quality health care worldwide

Elevate Health is not just another provider of online medical education. In fact, we are a social enterprise aiming to provide better access to education in health care worldwide - with the goal to enable more people globally to access good quality medical care.

How it works

√ Choosing a course

Elevate offers couses in a broad range of topics. Browse the course-section of this website for more information about the different courses we offer.

√ Validation

Having received your application to enrol, Elevate will check if you meet the course entrance requirements. You will receive an email confirming your place.

√ Studying

You will use our online learning environment in your studies. This portal gives you the chance to interact with your peers and access inspirational lectures and other high quality materials.

√ Examination

At the end of the course there will be a final exam, which can be completed in your home country, at the establishment of one of our educational partners.

√ Certificate

You will receive an internationally accredited diploma from Utrecht University, ranked #1 in the Netherlands, after succesfully finishing a course.

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Programs

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Online Course: Classical Methods in Data Analysis

Online Part time 12 weeks November 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This online medical course, offered by the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, provides an understanding of the basic applications of biostatistics in the analysis of medical research data. [+]

Classical Methods in Data Analysis

This online medical course, offered by the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, provides an understanding of the basic applications of biostatistics in the analysis of medical research data.

Topics are types of data, location and variability measures, samples and populations, distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparing two or more means or proportions (parametric and non-parametric methods), and relationships between two variables (correlation, simple linear regression). The course also includes an extensive discussion of the multiple linear regression models. This is an ideal course for anyone who wishes to further his medical education by getting a better understanding of data analysis.... [-]


Online Course: Clinical Epidemiology

Online Part time 3 weeks October 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies.

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Clinical Epidemiology

This course focuses on the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology and elaborates on examples from relevant literature. The aim is to provide you with the knowledge to evaluate and assess applied clinical research and data analyses and give you sufficient scientific and methodological background information to actively participate in clinical studies. During the course, you will focus on questions of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and etiology. Several research options are available to help you address these questions, including intervention trials and case-control studies using data obtained in a clinical setting. Clinical Epidemiology is one of the online medical courses of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health.... [-]


Online Course: Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences

Online Part time 6 weeks September 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Economic issues play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. The aim of this introductory course, which is intended for participants with an interest in the field of animal health economics, is to provide you with the basic economic principles and concepts that underlie decision-making about animal health problems. [+]

Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences

Economic issues play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. The aim of this introductory course, which is intended for participants with an interest in the field of animal health economics, is to provide you with the basic economic principles and concepts that underlie decision-making about animal health problems.

Diseases have a significant influence on animal production and the animal trade. The economic consequences of diseases on an animal, herd and national level can be considerable and need to be investigated to successfully implement and evaluate animal health programs and policies. Many economic tools have been developed and are currently being applied to support decisions concerning animal health. This course will enable you to gain a basic knowledge of economic concepts and theory, thereby enabling you to better understand animal health economics and to apply economic tools more effectively.... [-]


Online Course: Essentials of an Online Course

Online Part time 5 weeks September 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Essentials of an Online Course is an excellent course for anyone who wants to experience what it is like to participate in an online course. During the course, you will become familiar with various aspects of online teaching, such as social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. The course will provide you with a broad introduction to the field of online learning, teach you how to communicate effectively and efficiently online, and improve your time management skills. If you are interested in learning more about the educational principles underlying this course, your course instructor will be happy to teach you more about these principles.

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Essentials of an Online Course

The world of online education is growing at an astonishingly rapid pace, making it crucial for educators to stay at the forefront of developments. With so many different ways of working and possibilities available, it is hard to keep track of all possible online methods and how to use them to optimal effect.

Essentials of an Online Course is an excellent course for anyone who wants to experience what it is like to participate in an online course. During the course you will become familiar with various aspects of online teaching, such as social presence, teaching presence and cognitive presence. The course will provide you with a broad introduction to the field of online learning, teach you how to communicate effectively and efficiently online, and improve your time management skills. If you are interested in learning more about the educational principles underlying this course, your course instructor will be happy to teach you more about these principles.... [-]


Online Course: Good Clinical Practice

Online Full time 2 weeks August 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Clinical investigation (perhaps with newly discovered drugs) involving human subjects is a precarious activity and could lead to ethical dilemmas. Therefore, laws and regulations apply to ensure good clinical practice. [+]

Clinical investigation (perhaps with newly discovered drugs) involving human subjects is a precarious activity and could lead to ethical dilemmas. Therefore, laws and regulations apply to ensure good clinical practice. As an investigator in a clinical trial, you need to know about the relevant national and international laws and regulations. What’s more, it’s important to know which parties are involved in clinical trials and what their responsibilities are. Directives for good clinical practice are recorded in the ICH-GCP Guideline.

ICH-GCP: a guideline for good clinical practice

ICH-GCP is the international ethical and scientific quality standard on how clinical trials should be set up, conducted and reported. It furthermore defines the responsibilities and tasks of people with key roles – such as investigators, sponsors, and ethics committees (IRB/IEC) – and identifies documents essential for clinical trials. This online medical course explains the context of the ICH-GCP Guideline and is comprehensively structured to follow the various phases of a clinical trial: preparation, execution, and close-out.... [-]


Online Course: Introduction to Epidemiology

Online Part time 3 weeks August 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Introduction to Epidemiology will provide you with insights into the basic terminology and principles of epidemiology. These range from the history and design of epidemiological research to the different measures of frequency and association. We will also address the principles of bias and confounding, thereby enabling you to familiarize yourself with all key epidemiological concepts. [+]

Introduction to Epidemiology

Introduction to Epidemiology will provide you with insights into the basic terminology and principles of epidemiology. These range from the history and design of epidemiological research to the different measures of frequency and association. We will also address the principles of bias and confounding, thereby enabling you to familiarize yourself with all key epidemiological concepts.

This is one of the online medical courses offered through the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, and as such is highly relevant for anyone participating in a medical education or working in healthcare. It will also provide you with a good basis for further research into specialized areas of epidemiology. Introduction to Epidemiology is part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health.... [-]


Online Course: Introduction to Statistics

Online Part time 3 weeks September 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Our Introduction to Statistics course, one of the online courses offered through the MSc Epidemiology program developed by the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, will provide you with a basic understanding of statistics. Geared towards people studying and working in the health domain, the course will enable you to interpret research data, and to explain and use different types of variables. [+]

Introduction to Statistics

Our Introduction to Statistics course, one of the online medical courses offered through the MSc Epidemiology program developed by the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, will provide you with a basic understanding of statistics. Geared towards people studying and working in the health domain, the course will enable you to interpret research data, and to explain and use different types of variables. The aim of the course is to bring all students, irrespective of their prior knowledge, up to the necessary level to enable them to participate in other statistical courses. In order to achieve this aim, you will be tested on your statistical knowledge at the start of the course. The results will give you an insight into your own statistical strengths and weaknesses, enabling us to provide you with specific advice on how best to participate in the course. Introduction to Statistics is part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health... [-]


Online Course: Leadership in Healthcare

Online Part time 20 weeks September 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This online healthcare leadership course is inextricably linked to our leadership research in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The research and online course exist in a self-perpetuating loop, where the one informs the other. We rely on you as a participant to ground the content we present to develop their leadership and to contribute to theory-building in the field of healthcare leadership research. Your daily work and cases of other health professionals are central in this course. It is only through these that the theory of leadership and management will come alive and help us to create better patient care. [+]

Leadership in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are difficult to manage. Different logics and value systems are at play. Leadership of both professionals and managers are therefore of great importance when aiming to ensure high-quality patient care, employee satisfaction, and overall organizational effectiveness. This is particularly true for frontline leaders who are the key interface between care, cure, and managerial control.

But have you ever tried to articulate a definition of frontline clinical leadership in one concise sentence? We’d argue it can’t really be done. Because leadership is such a broad, complex and contested topic, it often holds a different meaning for different people.... [-]


Online Course: Modern Methods in Data Analysis

Online Part time 9 weeks August 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

During this online course, you will learn to use statistical methods to study the association between (multiple) determinants and the occurrence of an outcome event. [+]

Modern Methods in Data Analysis

During this online course, you will learn to use statistical methods to study the association between (multiple) determinants and the occurrence of an outcome event. The course will begin with an introduction to likelihood theory, using simple examples and a minimum of mathematics. You will then move to learning about the most important regression models used in medical research. These include logistic regression, Poisson regression, analysis of `event history´ data, and the Cox proportional hazards regression model. In addition, you will become familiar with model validation and regression diagnostics, as well as with the basic principles of resampling methods and longitudinal data analysis. The course is aimed at professionals who are interested in to learn more about statistics for medical research. However, a medical education is not a requirement to successfully participate in this course.... [-]


Online Course: Presenting Your Research Confidently

Online Part time 4 weeks January 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Have you ever wondered how you can present your research results in a more confident manner? In this course you will learn how to improve both your preparation and your presentation skills. You will discover how to design your visuals in the clearest and most appropriate way, structure your presentation correctly, get and keep the audience’s attention, make good use of your voice and body language, and handle questions from the audience. [+]

Presenting Your Research Confidently

Have you ever wondered how you can present your research results in a more confident manner? In this course, you will learn how to improve both your preparation and your presentation skills. You will discover how to design your visuals in the clearest and most appropriate way, structure your presentation correctly, get and keep the audience’s attention, make good use of your voice and body language, and handle questions from the audience.

Practice by presenting your own research results A useful feature of this course is that you will be able to practice presenting your own research results, and will get feedback to improve your presentation. This will enable you to make adjustments that will render your talk more effective. Also, you will be less nervous when giving your next presentation, as you will already have had an opportunity to overcome any weaknesses. By presenting your research results confidently, you will be able to attract and retain your audience’s interest, thereby enabling you to make your point more effectively. Please note: participants in this course are required to hand in assignments every week, deadlines will be on Thursdays and Saturdays. We strongly encourage you to have a presentation ready for the start of the course. This could be a presentation you've given before or one that is part of your current research project. Having one ready means you do not have to work on the content so much because you have already decided on that.... [-]


Online Course: Public Health Epidemiology

Online Part time 3 weeks January 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course will enhance your understanding of public health epidemiology, the science upon which public health is based. Public health epidemiology involves describing and interpreting geographical and temporal patterns in population health, identifying prevention strategies, and estimating and evaluating the impact of risk factors and preventive measures on population health. [+]

This course will enhance your understanding of public health epidemiology, the science upon which public health is based. Public health epidemiology involves describing and interpreting geographical and temporal patterns in population health, identifying prevention strategies, and estimating and evaluating the impact of risk factors and preventive measures on population health. It is therefore essential to have a thorough understanding of public health epidemiology if your work or study involves any public health-related issues.

This course is therefore highly suited to epidemiologists in universities, hospitals, municipal health services, and other governmental health organizations, and to Ph.D. candidates working on an epidemiological or public health thesis.... [-]


Online Course: Study Design in Etiologic Research

Online Part time 6 weeks October 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course is a core component of any Master´s degree in Epidemiology and is also key to being able to follow specialized online medical courses in epidemiology. Its aim is for you to learn about the principles and practice of cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies. We will discuss design, data collection, and outcome measures, as well as the major advantages and disadvantages of the different study designs. [+]

Study Design in Etiologic Research

This course is a core component of any Master´s degree in Epidemiology and is also key to being able to follow specialized online medical courses in epidemiology. Its aim is for you to learn about the principles and practice of cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies. We will discuss design, data collection, and outcome measures, as well as the major advantages and disadvantages of the different study designs. The emphasis will be on the application of study design in etiologic research. This online health course focuses on the more classical approach but also addresses modern concepts and design options, such as case-cohort designs. Various other study designs will also be discussed, with an emphasis on validity issues. Study Design in Etiologic Research is part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate.... [-]


Online Course: Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research

Online Part time 3 weeks February 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course will offer a mix of lectures and practicals that will help the student to perform all of these steps in practice. In addition, specific challenges to systematic reviews and new developments will be highlighted. [+]

Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research

Systematic reviews play a crucial role in this era of Evidence-Based Medicine and clinical guidelines. Systematic reviews use a systematic and transparent approach to identify all relevant articles, appraise the risk of bias, examine sources of variation, and, if appropriate, meta-analyse the results of the primary studies.

This course will offer a mix of lectures and practicals that will help the student to perform all of these steps in practice. In addition, specific challenges to systematic reviews and new developments will be highlighted. Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research one of the online medical courses that are part of MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate.... [-]


Online Course: Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Studies

Online Part time 3 weeks November 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises using the statistical software package R. It is one of the online medical courses that are a part of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online Program. [+]

Systematic Reviews in Diagnostic Research

The number of primary studies evaluating diagnostic tests is rising. Critically summarizing such studies in a systematic review is beneficial for healthcare professionals seeking the best evidence about the use of diagnostic tests. Reviews of diagnostic studies are more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and the need to use more complex statistical approaches to meta-analysis.

Several advances have recently been made in the methods to perform such reviews. In this course we discuss and practice the methods to assess the methodological quality of primary diagnostic test accuracy studies (QUADAS-2 instrument), the statistical models to meta-analyze the paired measures of test accuracy (bivariate meta-regression model of sensitivity and specificity), and how to critically read and interpret the findings of systematic review of diagnostic studies.... [-]


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