Nordic Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology

Course and Research Projects for Students in Medicine, Statistics, Natural, and Social Sciences

The Association of the Nordic Cancer Registries runs a summer course in cancer epidemiology on a biennial cycle. The Nordic Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology is sponsored by the Nordic Cancer Union and the National Cancer Societies in the Nordic countries.

The Nordic Summer School is open to 25 Nordic university students of medicine, biology, sociology, statistics, and related fields.

The first two weeks in Copenhagen will provide an introduction to epidemiology in general and cancer epidemiology in particular.

During the practical phase the students will carry out projects at the National Cancer Registries or research centers.

During the winter week-end course hosted by Tampere University in Finland the participants will present the results of the projects under guidance of tutors.

The course and travel to the course sites are provided free of charge as NCU supports training and development in reseach. There will be no registration or tuition fee. All travel expenses and expenses for board and lodging at low priced hotel (double room) during phase 1 and 3 will be paid for by the Nordic Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology.

The course is estimated to 12 ECTS.

The course is designed for pregraduate students, close to the final years of study. Young postgraduate may also apply, but since postgraduate courses exist, priority will be given to pregraduates. Students are encouraged to develop a social programme assisted by the course staff, and local students.

Successful applicants should contact the national contact person about possibilities for short term student grant to cover expenses in phase 2.

Course director: Dr. Hans H. Storm, Denmark

Summer School