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

This school also offers:


MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

Online Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online + 1 more

This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research but not just as a researcher - it also enables you to judge research and implement results from research. The program is designed for professionals already working in the field who would like to further develop their research skills. The program also provides a strong foundation for scientists starting a career in clinical or epidemiological research. [+]

MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

This postgraduate program is offered by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht in cooperation with MSc Epidemiology and via the online platform of Elevate Health.

This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research but not just as a researcher - it also enables you to judge research and implement results from research.

The program is designed for professionals already working in the field who would like to further develop their research skills. The program also provides a strong foundation for scientists starting a career in clinical or epidemiological research.... [-]


Online Course: Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences

Online Part time 6 weeks September 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-making, particularly with regard to disease control. [+]

Applied Economic Modeling for the Veterinary Sciences

Economic modeling underpins decision-making in the entire field of animal health economics, so a good understanding of the issues and tools involved is vital. The aim of this hands-on course is to enable you to become familiar with using the relevant tools so that you can become more actively involved in economic decision-making, particularly with regard to disease control.

Many economic tools have been developed and are currently being applied to support decisions concerning animal health. These include basic methods such as partial budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, and decision analysis, but also more advanced methodologies such as linear programming, the Markov chain and Monte Carlo simulation. You will learn about all of these, together with how to detail the critical steps in a systems analysis and choose appropriate modeling types and techniques.... [-]


Online Course: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Online Part time 3 weeks September 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

During this Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety course, you will learn about typical problems, (such as confounding by indication, or rare side effects) and various pharmacoepidemiologic approaches to dealing with these problems. [+]

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety: a current issue

With the prospect that even more innovative drug therapies will be introduced in the coming years, society is demanding new approaches to comparative risk/benefit evaluation, as well as new concepts. Such evaluations are usually carried out only once the relevant therapies have been used widely in daily practice. The safety and risk management assessment of different drug therapies is then performed within the framework of observational epidemiological studies (e.g. to establish proof of 'safety' and proof of 'effectiveness'). This is the logical next step after randomized clinical trials, which are designed to provide evidence of a drug's 'efficacy'.... [-]


Online Course: Prognostic Research

Online Part time 3 weeks June 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Prognosis is a key concept in patient care. However, although prognostic research is becoming increasingly important in clinical medicine, the actual methodology behind it is relatively underdeveloped. The purpose of this course is to redress this imbalance. [+]

Prognostic Research

Prognosis is a key concept in patient care. However, although prognostic research is becoming increasingly important in clinical medicine, the actual methodology behind it is relatively underdeveloped.

The purpose of this course is to redress this imbalance. We will, therefore, discuss the principles and methods of non-experimental prognostic research, together with the practice of prognostic research in a clinical setting. The emphasis will be on learning about the design and statistical analysis of prognostic studies, the construction and estimation of prediction rules, the various approaches to validation, and the generalization of research results. You will also learn how to address the challenges of dealing with small data sets.... [-]


Online Course: Research Ethics: an Introduction

Online Part time 6 weeks October 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

There’s never a shortage of questions; it’s the answers that are harder to determine. For example, what type of consent is appropriate for biobanking research? When are the risks and benefits of research appropriately balanced? What special protection mechanisms are needed to include “vulnerable” study populations? How can we ensure scientific integrity in research? During this course, you will tackle these and other issues, while learning to apply theoretical insights to recent cases. [+]

Research Ethics: an Introduction

Volunteers are often asked to take part in medical research in order to improve the health and well being of other people, now and in the future. However noble the aim, this raises many ethical questions. How can we ensure that participants give their genuinely informed consent? What should be provided to control groups during clinical trials? How can we weigh the risks and benefits of various studies? How can we ensure scientific integrity in research? When should we conduct research with vulnerable populations, such as children and people in low- and middle-income countries? How should we interpret the Tuskegee syphilis study from a historical perspective? There’s never a shortage of questions; it’s the answers that are harder to determine.... [-]


Online Course: Systematic Reviews of Prognostic Research

Online Part time 3 weeks November 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

In this online medical course for researchers we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and which statistical methods to use for meta-analyses of the results of primary prognostic studies. [+]

Systematic Reviews of Prognostic Research

The number of primary studies evaluating prognostic factors and models is rising per day. Alike for therapies and diagnostic tests, critically summarizing and analyzing the evidence form prognostic studies in a systematic review and meta-analysis is beneficial for healthcare professionals seeking the best evidence. Reviews of prognostic studies are much more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and more complex statistical meta-analytical models.

Several advances regarding the design, critical appraisal and statistical analysis in systematic reviews of prognostic studies, have recently been made. In this online medical course for researchers, we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognostic studies, and which statistical methods to use for meta-analyses of the results of primary prognostic studies. The course consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises.... [-]


Contact
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c/o Stratenum, Huispostnr STR.6.131
P.O. Box 85060

Netherlands Online, 3508 AB NL