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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Course: An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Online Part time 8 weeks May 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This online medical course aims to provide an overview of all aspects of pharmaceutical biotechnology for those with a biomedical or pharmaceutical background who want to learn more about this topic. [+]

An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology This online medical course aims to provide an overview of all aspects of pharmaceutical biotechnology for those with a biomedical or pharmaceutical background who want to learn more about this topic. The course starts with the introduction of several biopharmaceutical products (BPs) that are currently on the market and then describes how the drug substances present in these products were actually obtained and produced by means of living cells. Topics such as gene cloning, cell line development, bioprocessing, and downstream purification methods will be discussed as well as formulation and delivery issues of recombinant proteins and nucleic acids. Furthermore, attention will be given to the registration process of BPs as well as to the cost-benefit analysis and the socio-economic impact these often pricy drugs might have. Elevate Health and the University of Utrecht work jointly in offering this online course on Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Development of this course was generously supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme in the project ‘Competences for industrial pharmacy practice in biotechnology – PHAR-IN’ (grant nr. 538252-LLP-1-2013-1-BE-ERASMUS-EKA). Learning Objectives By the end of this course, you will be able to: √ Sum up the main milestones in the history of biotechnology and pharmaceutical biotechnology in particular √ Distinguish different categories of biopharmaceutical products (BPs) √ Analyse and explain the structural organisation of BPs √ Set up a molecular cloning strategy for the recombinant production of therapeutic proteins in cells √ Rationally choose the appropriated host cell system for the large-scale production... [-]

Course: Classical Methods in Data Analysis

Online Part time 12 weeks May 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 model. This is an ideal course for anyone who wishes to further his medical education by getting a better understanding of data analysis. Learning Objectives √ have insight in the √n law and its consequences for sample size √ have insight in the general principles of decision procedures (“testing”), and be able to apply these procedures in practice using common statistical packages (SPSS, R) √ understand the principles of the following statistical analysis techniques: Student T tests (1-sample, 2-sample and paired), Analysis of Variance (1-way and 2-way ANOVA), Simple and multiple linear regression analysis, 1-sample, 2-sample and paired proportion tests (χ 2 test for goodness-of-fit, Pearson’s χ 2 test and McNemar’s χ 2 test) √ know in which situations these techniques can be applied and the conditions that should be met to obtain reliable results using these techniques √ be able to apply these techniques using common statistical packages (SPSS, R) √ have insight in the Kolmogorov Smirnov test (normal distribution) and the... [-]

Course: Clinical Epidemiology

Online Part time 4 weeks October 2017 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. [+]

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. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Define, explain and apply the basic terminology and principles specific to clinical epidemiology √ Differentiate between the different aspects of clinical epidemiological research (diagnostic / etiologic / prognostic / therapeutic) In particular, you should be able to: √ Construct a clinical research question that includes outcome, determinants and domain √ Characterize different data collection designs used in clinical epidemiology √ Design a clinical epidemiological study √ Name and identify the data analysis techniques that are used for the different types of clinical epidemiological studies √ Interpret the basic data analysis results of a clinical epidemiological study √ Explain the concepts of bias, and the issues concerning confounding bias √ Read... [-]

Course: Clinical Trials and Drug Risk Assessment

Online Part time 3 weeks June 2017 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This online medical course addresses the principles of studying the effects of drug treatments on the risks of unintended effects. The accent is on proper formulation of the research problem with a view to clinical and regulatory relevance of the study results, and on requirements for validity in non-experimental research. [+]

Clinical Trials and Drug Risk Assessment A clinical trial is an exceedingly important instrument in the assessment of treatment efficacy. With regard to clinical trials, the emphasis will be on methodological principles and on the clinical practice of therapeutic experiments. This online medical course addresses the principles of studying the effects of drug treatments on the risks of unintended effects. The accent is on proper formulation of the research problem with a view to clinical and regulatory relevance of the study results, and on requirements for validity in non-experimental research. The course program provides a thorough medical education into the field of clinical trials, covering the principles of therapeutic research design, including design of study, design of data collection, design of data analysis, including some modelling techniques in the analysis to clinical trials, and the interpretation of its results. The program also covers the principles of drug risk assessment in the context of therapeutic research. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Explain the basic design principles of a randomized controlled trial √ Describe specialized design options for a randomized controlled trial √ Apply the basic principles of data analysis of a randomized controlled trial √ Describe the principles of advanced data analysis of a randomized controlled trial √ Explain the principles of drug risk assessment and how to evaluate potential side effects of medication √ State common practical issues in the conduct of a randomized controlled trial and suitable solutions √ Design... [-]

Course: Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences

Online Part time 6 weeks September 2017 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. Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences 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. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Have a basic overview and understanding of the broad subject of economics √ Discuss the role that economics play in the field of animal production In particular, you should be able to: √ Understand the economic decisions made by consumers... [-]

Course: Introduction to Epidemiology

Online Part time 3 weeks August 2017 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. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Use and explain the basic terminology and principles used in epidemiology √ State important historical developments in health sciences in general, and epidemiology in particular In particular, you should be able to: √ Distinguish between, and apply, the different measures of frequency, association and impact that are commonly used in epidemiological research √ Calculate these measures using simple numerical examples √ Tell apart and explain the different aspects of epidemiological research (causal and descriptive). √ Tell apart and state the (dis)advantages of the different study designs used in epidemiological research: cohort, case-control and cross-sectional... [-]

Course: Leadership in Healthcare

Online Part time 20 weeks September 2017 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 different meaning for different people. This is part of its charm. At the end of this leadership development course, you will be able to build your own leadership philosophy and articulate its value in your daily work life as a healthcare professional, manager, educator or researcher. We see (clinical) leadership as a modus operandi. We don’t believe leadership in healthcare is tied to position, or confined to the grand heroic gestures of a select few. We see leadership as a joint effort, emerging from and embedded in everyday practice. It is a way of thinking and being, rather than a collection of generic tools to draw on. For us, leadership in healthcare is a practice, ongoing and relational, where context is integral, and people are core. 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... [-]

Course: Modern Methods in Data Analysis

Online Part time 9 weeks August 2017 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 succesfully participate in this course. Modern Methods in Data Analysis 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. Learning objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Explain the principles of the likelihood theory and maximum likelihood methods √ Explain the principles of the following statistical analysis techniques: Logistic regression analysis, Poisson regression analysis, Analysis of event history data, including the Cox proportional hazards regression model √ Explain model validation and regression diagnostics √ Describe the basic principles of longitudinal data analysis √ Apply the above-mentioned... [-]

Course: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Online Part time 3 weeks September 2017 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'. 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. The course will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Special topics you will discuss include adjustment for confounding, risk detection and management, molecular pharmacoepidemiology and public health. To succesfully participate in this course you will need a medical education, or a degree in biomedical or life sciences. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety 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. Learning Objectives By the end of this pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety course, you will be able to: √ Broaden your understanding of pharmacological study... [-]

Course: Study Design in Etiologic Research

Online Part time 6 weeks October 2017 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. The emphasis will be on the application of study design in etiologic research. [+]

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 Health Learning objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Explain the principles, design and validity aspects of a cohort study, a case-control study and a cross-sectional study √ Interpret the measures of frequency and association from cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies In particular, you should be able to: √ Calculate the corresponding measures of frequency and association, and explain these calculations √ Explain the modern designs used instead of the classical case-control study (e.g. case-cohort study or case-crossover study) √ Explain the methods of data collection in the different study designs √ Explain... [-]

Course: Survival Analysis

Online Part time 3 weeks November 2017 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This online medical course will give an introduction to survival analysis and cover many of the types of survival data and analysis techniques regularly encountered in epidemiologic research. The necessary statistical theory will be presented, but the course will focus on practical examples, with an emphasis on matching data analysis to the research question at hand. Lab sessions will give students the opportunity to apply the theory to real datasets using the free statistical software R. [+]

Survival Analysis Survival data, or more generally, time-to-event data (where the “event” can be death, disease, recovery, relapse or another outcome), is frequently encountered in epidemiologic studies. Censoring is a problem characteristic to most survival data, and requires special data analytic techniques. This online medical course will give an introduction to survival analysis and cover many of the types of survival data and analysis techniques regularly encountered in epidemiologic research. The necessary statistical theory will be presented, but the course will focus on practical examples, with an emphasis on matching data analysis to the research question at hand. Lab sessions will give students the opportunity to apply the theory to real datasets using the free statistical software R. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ recognize or describe the type of problem addressed by a survival analysis √ define and recognize censored data √ define and interpret a survivor function and a hazard function, and describe their relation √ recognize the computer printout from a Cox proportional hazards model, a stratified Cox model, and a Cox model extended for time-dependent covariates √ state the meaning of the proportional hazards assumption and know how to check this assumption √ recognize which survival analysis technique is appropriate for a given research question and dataset √ interpret the computer printout for survival models, including hazard ratios, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals Course Topics √ Introduction to Survival Data and Analysis Students are introduced to the characteristics... [-]

Course: Systematic Reviews in Diagnostic Research

Online Part time 3 weeks October 2017 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 is 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 health care 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. 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 is part of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online Program. Learning Objectives At the end of the course, you'll should be able to: √ Appreciate the diversity of test usage and study designs √ Understand potential risk of bias and concerns regarding applicability √ Understand the concept underlying approaches to meta-analysis √ Explore heterogeneity and compare test accuracy √ Create different types of analysis √ Summarize results and draw appropriate conclusions Course Deadlines Week 0 Sunday before start date - introduce yourself Week 1 Sunday –... [-]

Course: Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research

Online Part time 3 weeks March 2018 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 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. Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: √ Explain the rationale for performing a systematic review √ List the key steps of a systematic review √ Formulate a proper review question addressing a therapeutic dilemma √ Understand the design of a comprehensive and efficient search strategy to identify relevant RCT’s in electronic bibliographic databases √ Explain the main types of bias in a therapeutic study √ Assess primary studies (RCT) for their risk of bias and report these findings √ Explain the difference between fixed and random effects approach and their assumptions √ Perform & interpret the findings of a meta-analysis (fixed & random approach) √ Interpret the different measures of heterogeneity √ Interpret the results of... [-]

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MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

Online Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 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 From September 1st, 2017, you will be able to participate in MSc Epidemiology 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. The aim of the program is to provide you with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to clinical medicine and public health. The gained knowledge and skills form a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in Low and Middle Income countries and upcoming economies. The face-to-face variant MSc Epidemiology was evaluated as the #1 Master program in the Dutch Master Selection Guide 2015! The ranking is based upon student judgments (National Student Survey), expert judgments (accreditation reports of NVAO, the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organization) and graduation percentages. Please note that you must already have a Master’s degree in Life Science (MD, DVM, Pharm) to be admitted to this program. Candidates with an MSc degree from... [-]

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