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 taught in:
English

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Diagnostic research in the past focused particularly on estimating the sensitivity and specificity of individual diagnostic tests. This online medical course will demonst ... [+]

Advanced Diagnostic Research

Diagnostic research in the past focused particularly on estimating the sensitivity and specificity of individual diagnostic tests. This online medical course will demonstrate that this so called ‘test research’ is not necessarily the same as diagnostic research. Furthermore, we will widen the horizon by proposing modern methods of diagnostic research and data analysis in which a patient’s test result can and should be considered in the context of other patient characteristics or test results. These methods enable 1. direct estimation of individual probabilities of disease presence based on all diagnostic information and 2. evaluation of the extent to which a particular diagnostic test has true added value in the clinical context. Also, conventional and advanced methods for systematic reviews of diagnostic tests will be presented.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
April 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
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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 bios ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
May 2019
Part-time
12 weeks
Online
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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 knowle ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
March 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
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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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
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Clinical investigation (perhaps with newly discovered drugs) involving human subjects is a precarious activity and could lead to ethical dilemmas. Therefore, laws and reg ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
May 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Online
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Introduction to Epidemiology will provide you with insights into the basic terminology and principles of epidemiology. These range from the history and design of epidemio ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
August 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
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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 pr ... [+]

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... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
February 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
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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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
March 2019
Part-time
9 weeks
Online
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This course will enhance your understanding of public health epidemiology, the science upon which public health is based. Public health epidemiology involves describing a ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
March 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
Elevate Health

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. I ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
March 2019
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
Elevate Health

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 systemat ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
February 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
Elevate Health

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 co ... [+]

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.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
Location address
Elevate
c/o Stratenum, Huispostnr STR.6.131
P.O. Box 85060

Netherlands Online, 3508 AB NL