Courses

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  • Forschungsmethoden II: Vertiefung Quantitativ & Qualitativ

    The course "research methods II" introduces the students to advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods and builds on the first semester course. The general objectives of the course are to enhance student's research skills relevant for APNs and novice researchers, such as establishing evidence based practice and assisting/ conducting research projects.

    The students:

    • Develop a common understanding of research terminology.
    • Compare and contrast various research methods to identify their strengths, limitations, and appropriateness to answer the research question(s).
    • Understand diagnostic testing principles, basic principles of validity and reliability in measurement, as well as the different phases of data collection and data management processes.- Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of different measurement methods.
    • Propose strategies for enhancing the strength of various quantitative research methods: designs, sampling methods, measurement, and data collection.
    • Understand potentials and challenges of different qualitative approaches in producing clinical relevant qualitative findings and are able to compare these approaches.
    • Know the procedure of qualitative data analysis and practice first steps of the analytic process.
    • Develop a beginning understanding on how software programs support qualitative data analysis.
    • Reflect on ethical considerations and application of credibility criteria within the qualitative research process.
    1. Dates: 26.02.2018 – 28.05.2018
    2.  Every Monday.
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Thekla Brunkert, Lauriane Favez 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Good scientific conduct in Health Sciences

    This course provides students with an overview of, and guidance on, what constitutes Good Scientific Practice in Health Sciences, including: definitions of scientific misconduct, code of good conduct and rules for authorship on scientific publications. The course will also include an introduction to the software Ephorus for detecting plagiarism, and present the related guidelines developed by the university of Basel.

    1. Dates: 26.02.2018 – 28.05.2018
    2.  Course dates: 7 Mondays
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Priya Satalkar, Christian Lengeler 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Workshop “Bayesian and Penalised Regression Methods for Nonexperimental Data Analysis”

    The workshop will focus on philosophy and interpretation of statistics for health and medical research, illustrating the relationship between Bayesian and frequentist perspectives with examples, and showing how penalization allows one to deal with a number of common problems that render ordinary statistical methods misleading for nonexperimental research and risk assessment.

    Specifically, the workshop recasts Bayesian and penalized regression methods as alternatives to standard frequentist approaches for analyzing data from observational studies in health and medical sciences. It shows how to include prior information or suitable shrinkage with ordinary software. The methods are then extended for more general regression modelling, including hierarchical (multilevel) and bias modeling, as alternatives to the parsimony-oriented approaches of standard regression analyses. These methods replace arbitrary variable-selection criteria by penalized estimation, which has many desirable frequency properties and which facilitates realistic use of vague but important prior information. The methods facilitate handling problems of sparse data, multiple comparisons, and sensitivity to bias sources.

    1. Dates: 26.02.2018 – 27.02.2018
    2. Registration: 19.02.2018
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Sander Greenland 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Essentials in Health Research Methodology

    A solid understanding of research methodology is a key requisite for conducting scientific research and for the critical assessment of research results. As in any field of science the methods applied in health research are continuously and rapidly evolving. This course provides the participating students with an overview of the state of the art research methods commonly used in Health Sciences, hereby facilitating the students’ understanding of research methodology as a whole. Through four overall topics, the students are introduced to different experts from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel. Consequently, the course provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration and networking within the field of Health Research in Basel.

    The course covers 4 topics:
    • Qualitative Research, Questionnaires and Surveys
    • Randomized Controlled Trials, Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyzes
    • Health Economics, Public Health and Public Health Policy
    • Observational Studies and Analyzes of Observational Datasets
    1. Dates: 27.02.2018 – 11.04.2018
    2.  Course dates: 27-28.02.2018; 8+15+20+27.03.2018; 4+11.04.2018
    3. Registration: 31.01.2018
    4. Location: University of Basel
    5. Facilitator:  
    6. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Health Economics
  • Bayesian Biostatistics

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Regression models for continuous, binary, polytomous and count independent data
    • Regression models for correlated data
    • Overdispersion Analysis longitudinal data
    • Analysis of spatial dataAnalysis of temporal data
    • Survival modelsMulti-level modelsMeta-analysis of clinical trials
    • Modelling diagnostic error
    • Statistical inference will be taught using the frequentist and Bayesian approaches
    Goals:
    1. to understand, apply and interpret models for independent data for different types ofoutcomes
    2. to understand, apply and interpret models for correlated (in space and time) data
    3. to be able to identify and model different sources of variation
    4. to implement the above mention models in the statistical software WINBUGS
    1. Dates: 28.02.2018 – 30.05.2018
    2.  Wednesdays
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
  • Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention: Interventionen konzipieren und evaluieren

    In diesem Modul lernen Sie, Interventionen in Bezug auf Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention systematisch zu konzipieren, anhand zentraler Erfolgskriterien zu bewerten und eine Begleitevaluation zu skizzieren. Zudem können Sie Ihre Kompetenzen in Projektmanagement und zielgruppengerechter Vorgehensweise erweitern.

    1. Dates: 28.02.2018 – 02.03.2018
    2. Registration: 28.12.2017
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Georg Bauer, Gregor Jenny 
    5. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung und methodologische Grundlagen (Tutorat)

    The tutorial accompanies the lecture "Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung und methodologische Grundlagen II" (Social Science Research Methods II). Participants will be trained in the practical application of the tools and techniques discussed in the lecture, including the development of survey questionnaires, the use of online survey systems for data collection (e.g., Google Forms) and the statistical analysis of survey data (using IBM SPSS Statistics). As an important part of the tutorial, participants will conduct a small survey and learn how to communicate the basci results in the form of presentations and written reports.

    Goals:
    • After completing this course, the participants should be able to
    • design a standardised survey questionnaire,
    • collect empirical data using an online survey system,
    • analyse survey data using IBM SPSS Statistics,
    • document the results of a survey in presentation format and report format.
    1. Dates: 01.03.2018 – 31.05.2018
    2.  Thursdays
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Xenia Buss, Daphne Grossrieder 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Good Scientific Practice

    The participants will get an overview about the rules of good scientific practice and the handling with cases of scientific misconduct, and will explore the differences and grey areas of questionable research practice. They will learn about local, national and international regulations and guidelines. It is a goal of the course to create space for reflexions about values and attitudes of science and the role of scientists. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of science.


    • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
    • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
    • Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
    • Data management
    • Authorship and the process of publication
    • Mentoring and supervision
    • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
    • Reactions to scientific misconduct
    • Local, national and international guidelines and regulations
    1. Dates: 01.03.2018 – 02.03.2018
    2. Registration: 01.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Helga Nolte 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Citation, Paraphrase or Plagiarism

    After completing this workshop, participants will be aware of the main citation styles and will be familiarized with the usage of a reference management tool like Zotero or Citavi. Participants will learn the basic citation rules for different document formats. Finally, the plagiarism detection software Turnitin and its practical application for own texts to help to avoid plagiarism will be demonstrated.

    • Citations and copyright regulations
    • How to cite? Citation rules, methodology of source references
    • Citing of various forms of publication (books, pictures, internet sources, interviews ...)
    • Citation styles
    • Reference Management Software (e.g. Zotero, Citavi)
    • Plagiarism detection software Turnitin
    1. Dates: 02.03.2018 – 02.03.2018
    2. Registration: 02.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Cornelia Eitel 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Writing a Journal Article… and Getting it Published

    PhD students, like any other researchers, are required to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. Many students (and other researchers) consider this a difficult, or even the most difficult part of the research process. Understanding the changing landscape of journals and publishing is important. This course concentrates on the processes of writing and getting published, using students’ actual research studies

    1. Dates: 05.03.2018 – 07.03.2018
    2. Registration: 05.02.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Claudia Kuehni 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Gesundheitsrecht

    Beim Gesundheitsrecht handelt es sich um ein komplexes Rechtsgebiet, das sich aus einer Vielzahl von Teilgebieten zusammensetzt und eine zunehmend zentralere Rolle im Gesundheitswesen einnimmt. Ziel dieses Moduls ist es, ein solides Grundwissen im Gesundheitsrecht zu vermitteln sowie darzulegen, mit welchen juristischen Methoden und Denkweisen konkrete gesundheitsrechtliche Fragen angegangen werden können.

    Dazu
    • kennen Sie die nationale und internationale Gesetzgebung des Gesundheitsrechts sowie deren Zusammenspiel
    • wissen Sie, wie und wo Sie recherchieren müssen (insbesondere in Bezug auf Gesetze und Urteile), um konkrete gesundheitsrechtliche Fragestellungen beantworten zu können
    • kennen Sie die Regulierungsinstrumente, die der Staat zum Schutz der öffentlichen Gesundheit einsetzt
    • wissen Sie, wie Sie diese rechtlichen Grundlagen für gesundheitsrechtliche Fragen in Ihrem praktischen Alltag anwenden müssen
    • beschreiben Sie die Stärken und Schwächen des heutigen gesundheitsrechtlichen Systems in der Schweiz
    1. Dates: 05.03.2018 – 07.03.2018
    2. Registration: 05.01.2018
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Kerstin Noëlle Vokinger, Thomas D. Szucs 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management
  • Raus mit der Sprache! - Stimme und Körpersprache als Erfolgsfaktoren

    Sie präsentieren bei Kongressen und Fachtagungen, kommunizieren in Meetings, führen anspruchsvolle Gespräche und leiten Lehrveranstaltungen. Sie vermitteln Ihren Studierenden, Kollegen oder Publikum mit Ihrer Performance, also Ihrer Stimme, Körpersprache und Persönlichkeit, Ihre Inhalte.Eine klangvolle Stimme und souveräne Körpersprache verschafft Ihnen einen klaren Wettbewerbsvorteil. Denn: Es nicht nur wichtig WAS, - sondern entscheidend wichtig WIE man etwas sagt!

    In diesem Seminar bekommen Sie ein gutes Basis-Wissen, viele praktische Erfahrungen und immer individuelles Feedback – um auch in anspruchsvollen Sprech-Situationen kompetent, authentisch, charismatisch und souverän und zu wirken.
    Trainings-Inhalte / Theorie + Praxis:
    • Das Instrument Stimme / Theorie + Praxis
    • Wie finden Sie Ihre ganz persönliche optimale Sprechstimme?
    • Wie funktioniert gute Atemtechnik für's Sprechen?
    • Wie können Sie Ihr Stimmvolumen vergrößern?
    • Wie können Sie Sprechangst und Lampenfieber effektiv bekämpfen?
    • Wie optimieren Sie Verständlichkeit und Präsenz durch gute Sprechtechnik?
    • Welche Fehler - die Ihre Performance stören - machen Sie unbewusst?
    • Wie präsentieren Sie überzeugend und charismatisch?
    • Wie hängen Körpersprache und Stimme zusammen und wie setzen Sie beides gezielt und professionell ein, ohne künstlich zu wirken?
    1. Dates: 05.03.2018 – 06.03.2018
    2. Registration: 05.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Katharina Padleschat 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Advanced Research Methods - Using large, routine data for health services research

    Using large, routine data (LRD) for health services research is part of the module on "Advanced Research Methods" which also introduces students to advanced research methods including the development and evaluation of complex healthcare interventions and health economics. The general objectives of the LRD course is to enhance the in-depth understanding of the planning and implementation of the analysis of large routine data in the context of health services research. Today’s healthcare systems provide a wide range of data sources like large discharge datasets, epidemiological registries or data from the electronic health record, which offer many opportunities for health and nursing research. The aim of this 3KP course is to provide an introduction in the analysis of large data sets for research purposes and to give students first hand experience in the analyses of such data sets. The course will provide students the basis to plan and conduct LRD analyses in the context of their own area of research.

    With the successful completion of the course students will be able to:

    1. Understand the basic steps in the analytical process of LRD sets
    2. Develop and assess answerable research questions in the context of LRD
    3. Evaluate scope and limitations of popular analytical techniques in the context of LRD
    4. Understand and apply principles of reproducible research
    5. Plan, conduct and present a contained LRD project
    1. Dates: 07.03.2018 – 25.04.2018
    2.  Wednesdays, ca. every 2 weeks
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Michael Simon 
    5. Topics: Health System Research, (Bio)Statistics
  • Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung und methodologische Grundlagen II

    The course will introduce participants to the design and initial analysis of social surveys, based on univariate statistics. The course will consist of five parts:

    • operationalising research questions,
    • developing and piloting survey questionnaires,
    • sampling and data collection (online and offline),
    • describing and visualising univariate data,
    • assessing basic quality criteria in survey research.

    The techniques will be demonstrated using online survey tools (e.g., Google Forms) and commercial statistics software (IBM SPSS Statistics).

    Goals:
    • understand and evaluate social science research based on survey data,
    • develop survey questionnaires and so some initial quality assessment,
    • plan and conduct online and offline surveys,- analyse survey data using descriptive univariate statistics,
    • draw conclusions from the results and assess their generalisability.
    1. Dates: 07.03.2018 – 30.05.2018
    2.  Wednesdays, weekly
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Manfred Max Bergman, Christoph Ratz 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Writing Productivity: Tools and Techniques

    In this workshop, we focus on the writing process. Thus, we do not discuss issues related to text quality but talk about getting started, keeping momentum, and finishing in time. Participants test various techniques, become acquainted with software tools and develop strategies for productive scientific writing.

    Content
    • stages in the writing process
    • working techniques and software tools for different requirements
    • writing projects: planning and implementation
    • teamwork with co-authors and supervisors
    1. Dates: 07.03.2018 – 07.03.2018
    2. Registration: 07.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Philipp Mayer 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
    1. Dates: 09.03.2018 – 04.05.2018
    2.  Course dates: 9.03.2018; 23.03.2018; 12.04.2018; 4.05.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Manuel Hetzel 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Successful Team Leadership

    You need to be able to get the best out of your team. The modern workplace is a collaborative environment and in both academia and industry, it is essential for success to be able to confidently delegate, negotiate and motivate people while retaining respect and authority in a friendly atmosphere.

    This is not always easy. Teams made up of highly intelligent, independent and innovative men and women need special handling. There is also a need to deal regularly with a diverse set of people: researchers of all levels, administrative staff, external partners and the people above you.
    In such an environment ‘One size’ does not fit all and a flexible approach is essential. This workshop will teach the skills necessary to ensure the full use of all the available talents and so achieve the appropriate group success.


    This very flexible workshop will cover:

    1. Understanding team dynamics
    2. Getting the authority / friendly balance right
    3. Building confidence and being appropriately assertive
    4. How to delegate effectively
    5. Being a role model and leading by example
    6. The essentials of persuasion, negotiation and conflict resolution
    7. The essentials of motivation, communication and managing expectations
    8. The different types of difficult people and how to manage them
    1. Dates: 12.03.2018 – 13.04.2018
    2. Registration: 12.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Rob Thomson 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Writing a PhD thesis proposal in Health Sciences

    Students of this course will follow the steps required to develop a sound and convincing proposal for their doctoral thesis. The course covers various practical aspects (methodological, ethical and organizational questions) along with tools and techniques for producing a clear, objective and convincing justification and plan for research (literature review, data presentation, scientific writing conventions).

    By the end of the course, students will be able to:
    • Follow the process of submitting a doctoral thesis proposal at the University of Basel
    • Produce a critical, concise and structured review of the literature relevant to the research topic to show the state of knowledge, identify research gaps or shortcomings, and justify the research question and approach.
    • Systematically work on the problem identified by formulating a sound research question, defining general and specific objectives and proposing an informed hypothesis.
    • Select and develop an appropriate methodological approach for investigating the research question, objectives and hypothesis.
    • Be aware of and follow the principles of ethical research conduct; follow the process of submitting the proposal to the relevant ethics commission(s).
    • Write effectively, concisely and clearly.
    • Accept and integrate feedback on their own proposal
    • Present progress in the research proposal via follow-up meeting with the facilitator
    1. Dates: 12.03.2018 – 31.05.2018
    2.  Course date: 12.03.2018
    3. Registration: 11.02.2018
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Amena Briët 
    6. Topics: Soft Skills, General Scientific Skills
  • Unfallbedingte Verletzungen und Todesfälle: Forschung, Sicherheitsförderung und Unfallprävention

    Der Kurs ermöglicht es, den Teilnehmenden die Bedeutung von unfallbedingten Verletzungen im Kontext der öffentlichen Gesundheit in der Schweiz zu erkennen und zu beschreiben. Am Ende des Kurses sind die Teilnehmenden befähigt:

    • die zentralen Fragen und Konzepte der Unfallforschung und -prävention in den Bereichen Strassenverkehr, Haushalt und Sport zu identifizieren und zu erläutern
    • die Besonderheiten von Programmen zur Prävention von Unfällen im Vergleich zu anderen Ansätzen zu kennen und darzulegen
    • bei der Planung von Massnahmen im eigenen Anwendungsgebiet verhaltens- und verhältnisorientierte Massnahmen angemessen zu gewichten und zu kombinieren
    1. Dates: 14.03.2018 – 16.03.2018
    2. Registration: 14.01.2018
    3. Location: Beratungsstelle für Unfallverhütung (bfu), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Roland Allenbach, Yvonne Achermann 
    5. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Publishing Research Articles: Strategies and Steps

    Publishing research articles in peer-reviewed journals is a demanding task. It is a task sometimes rewarding and sometimes frustrating. As publishing is a prerequisite for a career in science, it is important to approach the topic strategically.

    The aims of this course are:

    1. to understand steps in the publication process,
    2. to realise interests of involved stakekolders (e.g. editors, publishing houses),
    3. to know ethical standards,
    4. to develop individual publishing strategies.


    Content
    • the peer review system: stakeholders, processes, benefits, criticism
    • criteria for journal selection (e.g. journal reputation, decision time)
    • publishing in open access journals
    • what editors want
    • what reviewers do
    • how to write a review report by yourself
    • what to do in case of rejection
    • authorship
    • ethical obligations
    • copyright issues
    1. Dates: 16.03.2018 – 16.03.2018
    2. Registration: 16.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Philipp Mayer 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Become Your Own Time Manager

    The workshop particularly addresses common time management techniques to reconcile your everyday tasks and how to set up and improve your self-management. This includes

    • Define your short and long-term goals
    • Set priorities and identify essentials
    • Reflect your work-life balance and make a master plan (optional)
    • Analysis of your performance curve
    • Identify time sinks
    • Learn how to deal with disturbances and procrastination
    • Learn general time management tricks and rules


    Content
    Are you always late on time? Are you often do things in the last minute? Do you run from deadline to deadline? This workshop is particular designed to structure your daily and weekly tasks as well as setting up a long-term planning. It will help to set priorities and define your goals. During the workshop we will reflect on your personal aims and develop your individual self-management approach. Further, the training will help to identify massive time consumers and shows tricks how to deal with disturbances. By the end of the workshop you should have started to become your own time manager and develop your master plan.

    1. Dates: 20.03.2018 – 27.03.2018
    2.  Course dates: 20 and 27.03.2018
    3. Registration: 20.02.2018
    4. Location: University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Sina Henrichs 
    6. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Soziokulturelle Kontexte, Migration und gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit

    Die Verbesserung der Gesundheitschancen spezifischer Bevölkerungsgruppen ist zentrale Aufgabe moderner Public Health. Für eine diesbezüglich erfolgreiche Konzeption und Umsetzung von Policies, Programmen und Projekten ist die Berücksichtigung der soziokulturellen Lebenswelten der Zielgruppen von entscheidender Bedeutung. Dies gilt insbesondere für Menschen in Migrationskontexten.

    In diesem Modul lernen Sie Erklärungsansätze zu den Zusammenhängen zwischen soziokulturellen Kontexten und gesundheitlicher Chancengleichheit kennen und nutzen diese bei der Entwicklung von Policies, Programmen und Projekten im Bereich Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention. Dazu


    • analysieren Sie die Zusammenhänge zwischen soziokulturellem Kontext und gesundheitsbezogener Chancengleichheit
    • begründen Sie datenbasiert, warum Chancengleichheit in Policies, Programmen und Projekten vertreten sein sollte
    • analysieren Sie vorhandene Konzepte im Hinblick auf deren Nachhaltigkeit
    • entwickeln Sie für diese Begründung ein Argumentarium und präsentieren es überzeugend
    1. Dates: 21.03.2018 – 23.03.2018
    2. Registration: 21.01.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Thomas Abel, Anna Münch 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Public Health Ethics

    This two-day block course will provide an in-depth introduction to the topic of public health ethics. Issues covered included population vs individual health, cancer screening, the ethics of infectious diseases, mass medication, consent, organ donation, research ethics in developing countries, and global ethics. The first day of the course will consist of interactive lectures; the second day will consist of each student giving a presentation on a topic of their choice, with discussion led by the lecturer.

    1. Dates: 21.03.2018 – 25.04.2018
    2.  Course dates: 21.03 and 25.04.2018
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: David Shaw 
    5. Topics:
  • Peer Coaching: Generating Ingenious Solutions in 9 Set Steps

    As a group of peers you get to know a method with which you can generate ingenious solutions to support each other in dealing with the various challenges of conducting your research project while teaching and participating in the University’s administration. You get to know – and to test – a set of 9 steps along which you will be able to conduct regular, structured sessions of peer coaching independently to generate fresh ideas and design the next steps in your plan of action.

    Content
    • Getting to know the 9 set steps of Peer Coaching
    • Experience the method’s scope first hand
    • Set up and kick off your own group for regular peer coaching sessions.

    1. Dates: 21.03.2018 – 21.03.2018
    2. Registration: 21.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Katrin Küchler 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills, General Scientific Skills
  • Literaturrecherche mit PubMed

    Sie erhalten eine Einführung in die wichtigste medizinische Literatur-Datenbank PubMed (Medline). Anhand von Beispielen werden Aufbau und Recherchemöglichkeiten der Datenbank erklärt. Sie lernen mit Hilfe der MeSH-Database (Thesaurus) effizient zu recherchieren. Neben Tipps und Tricks für die Recherche wird auch der Zugang zu elektronischen Volltexten erklärt.

    • Suchfunktionen von PubMed kennenlernen
    • Methodik beim Suchaufbau optimieren
    • Richtig recherchieren mit MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
    • Suchresultate eingrenzen und verwalten
    • Zugang zu elektronischen Volltexten per SFX
    1. Dates: 22.03.2018 – 22.03.2018
    2. Registration: 16.03.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Christian Appenzeller 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Research Funding for Junior Researchers - Overview and Services

    This event will give an overview about career funding opportunities in the European and Swiss research funding programs for current and future PhD candidates and Postdocs. The overall aim of this two-hour session is to provide information about fellowships which allow you to enhance your scientific profile in Switzerland or abroad and to give first insights into the main opportunities for career funding at different stages of a researcher career by experts of the University of Basel (Nachwuchsförderung, EUresearch, Grants Office).

    Content
    • Services from the University of Basel (Travel Grant, University Research Fund)
    • Swiss National Science Foundation career funding instruments (Doc.CH (GSW), Mobility fellowships, SNSF-professorship, Ambizione)
    • Career funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 (Marie Sklodowska Curie, Euraxess, ERC)
    • Demonstration of the Research Professional Platform
    • General information and advice for applicants.

    1. Dates: 22.03.2018 – 22.03.2018
    2. Registration: 22.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Agnes Hess, Mariafranca Tassielli 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
  • PPHS Career Talks

    Driven by the current discussion about insecurities in future employment for PhDs, PPHS offers a series of career lectures to inform PhD candidates about career models inside or outside of academia. Invited speakers come from various field (pharmaceutical industry, non-governmental organisation, scientific journals and so on). They will give an introduction into their work, explain the tasks they have to perform each day and depict the advantages and disadvantages of their work.

    1. Dates: 26.03.2018 – 26.03.2018
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator: Michael A. Hobbins, Borna Müller 
    4. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Negotiate with Success: Tools and Mindset for Lasting Agreements

    Do you want to learn specific skills and attitudes to improve your professional relationships?

    Do you want to increase your own negotiation capacities, enabling you to be more efficient?
    The strength of this approach to negotiation comes from its simplicity and proven efficiency. Highly practical, it helps you see negotiation more as a puzzle than as a chess game, and thus leads to more sustainable partnerships and internal collaboration.
    In this intensive workshop, participants will learn how the negotiation process is broken down into specific manageable units, each being a separate technical module with its own tools and techniques. Highly interactive, case studies are based on real situations: participants work in groups and role-play in simulated negotiations. The group then analyzes its performance and is debriefed by the expert on the outcome, increasing understanding, retention and confidence.

    1. Dates: 28.03.2018 – 29.03.2018
    2. Registration: 28.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Melissa Davies 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
    1. Dates: 01.04.2018 – 30.04.2018
    2. Location: Basel
    3. Facilitator: Jeannette Brosig-Koch 
    4. Topics: Health System Research, Health Economics
  • Literaturrecherche mit PubMed (Kurs für Fortgeschrittene)

    Kursinhalte

    Beschreibung:Dieser Kurs baut auf Grundkenntnissen der Literaturrecherche in PubMed auf. Vertieft und ergänzt werden alle wichtigen Suchfunktionen, die für eine spezifische und umfassende medizinische Literatursuche benötigt werden. Sie lernen, mit Hilfe der Extraktion von Schlagwörtern (MeSH) und Textwörtern aus Referenzen eine systematische Suchtstrategie aufzubauen.Es werden Tipps & Tricks vermittelt und das Abspeichern und Exportieren von Suchstrategien und Suchresultaten gezeigt.
    Inhalte:
    • Alle Suchoptionen im Überblick:
    • Freie Textwortsuche / Automatic Term Mapping
    • Vertiefung der Suche mit dem MeSH-Thesaurus (Medical Subject Headings)
    • Suche mit dem PubMed-Index (Advanced Search)
    • Einsatz der PubMed-Filter und des validierten Cochrane RCT-Filters
    • Suche mit den Clinical Queries
    • MyNCBI: Individuelle Einstellungen von Suchprofilen/Filtern
    • Export von Referenzen und Zugang zu Volltexten via SFX
    1. Dates: 05.04.2018 – 05.04.2018
    2. Registration: 29.03.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Monika Wechsler 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
    1. Dates: 05.04.2018 – 31.05.2018
    2.  Course dates: 5.04 and 31.05.2018
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Christian Burri 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Bereit für den Bewerbungsprozess. Wie Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen optimal vorbereiten

    Doktoranden und Post-Docs sehen sich der Frage gegenübergestellt, was nach der jeweiligen akademischen Phase kommt. In der Wissenschaft bleiben oder in die Marktwirtschaft einsteigen? Dieser Workshop dient dazu, die beruflichen Wege innerhalb und ausserhalb der Wissenschaft kennenzulernen. Spezifisch wird der Schwerpunkt darauf gelegt, wie die Bewerbungsunterlagen (Anschreiben, Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, eventuelle Schreibproben, Angabe von Referenzen) für den jeweiligen Sektor bestmöglich gestaltet werden können. Ziel des Workshop ist es, dass die TeilnehmerInnen am Ende ein individuelles Portfolio ihrer Bewerbungsunterlagen vorliegen haben. Daneben sollen sich TeilnehmerInnen ihres eigenen Stärkenprofils bewusst werden, um leichter die passende Stelle zu finden.

    1. Dates: 06.04.2018 – 31.05.2018
    2.  Course dates: 6.04 and 22.05 and 31.05.2018
    3. Registration: 06.03.2018
    4. Location: University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Janina Bühler 
    6. Topics: Soft Skills
    1. Dates: 09.04.2018 – 10.04.2018
    2. Registration: 15.03.2018
    3. Location: Spring School of Global Health, Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Dejan Loncar 
    5. Topics: Global Health
  • The Global fight against cancer. Where are we with the big breakthrough? How do we tackle it with epidemiology?

    This course will provide the participants with an understanding of the principles of cancer epidemiology. By the end of the course, the students will have an overview of global cancer burden, its surveillance, etiology and prevention. They will understand issues in cancer screening. Also, the participants will sharpen their critical skills by understanding how studies are designed and evaluated including their biases.

    1. Dates: 09.04.2018 – 10.04.2018
    2. Registration: 15.03.2018
    3. Location: Spring School of Global Health, Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Elisabetta Rapiti, Robin Schaffar 
    5. Topics: Global Health
  • Are we ready for the next emerging pandemic? Opportunities and challenges in the Digital Age

    The increasing number of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola, Zika and more recently plague in Madagascar, together with the fact that pathogens are getting more and more resistant to the use of drugs, has put the world on guard for a next potential pandemic. The Ebola crisis in 2014-2015 highlighted major scientific and organisational deficiencies in our capacity to respond to such Global Health crisis and pointed again at anthropogenic activities as the major driving force of emerging infectious diseases. Although major lessons have been learnt and actions are currently underway in different sectors and at different levels (e.g. prepare, react and recover), Are we ready for the next emerging pandemic?

    1. Dates: 09.04.2018 – 10.04.2018
    2. Registration: 15.03.2018
    3. Location: Spring School of Global Health, Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Rafael Ruiz de Castaneda, Isabelle Bolon 
    5. Topics: Global Health
  • Writing to Be Published – Academic Writing Conventions and Style

    Nothing counts more in the academic world than being published. The reviewing process, however, and science as a whole are basically conservative: Some of the best written work is often rejected because it departs substantially from a comprehensive set of universally accepted writing conventions, or does not conform to a style that publishers consider a prerequisite for publishing (or both). While in many anglophone countries university students receive a thorough mandatory training in academic writing skills, in non-English-speaking countries such training is frequently lacking or felt to be inadequate. Coupled with the fact that they do not usually write in their mother tongue, this puts authors from non-English-speaking countries at a serious disadvantage in global academic competition.

    This intensive course teaches you how to turn your papers into publishable articles. It is aimed at researchers and academics who publish in English, or want to publish in English, but feel insecure about their command of the subtleties of convention and style (and may have already submitted a paper or two that were rejected solely on conventional or stylistic grounds). The course deals with a broad range of writing conventions, from the presentation of abbreviations, names, and numbers to the use of capitalization and italicization, to the quotation of sources and their documentation; and it addresses selected stylistic issues, such as paragraph structure, pronoun reference, sexist language, and personal vs. impersonal style.
    This course lays the foundation for the follow-up courses "Writing to Be Published for the Natural Sciences" and "Writing to Be Published for the Social Sciences and Humanities" at the Language Centre.

    1. Dates: 09.04.2018 – 11.04.2018
    2. Registration: 09.03.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Paul Skandera 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Gesundheitspolitik

    Unser Lebensraum wird durch Politik strukturiert. Politik generiert die wesentlichen Entscheide über die Aus- und Umgestaltung unserer sozialen Rahmenbedingungen. Gesundheitspolitik definiert und gestaltet den engeren Raum, in dem sich Berufstätige aus dem Public-Health-Bereich bewegen.

    In diesem Modul lernen Sie, Entscheidungsprozesse in der Gesundheitspolitik besser zu verstehen. Sie analysieren die Entstehung und die Bedeutung von gesundheitspolitischen Entscheiden für Public Health und erkennen den Bezug zu Politik und Gesellschaft.
    Dazu


    • vergleichen Sie aktuelle und vergangene gesundheitspolitische Entscheidungsfindungen und Massnahmen und stellen einen Bezug zu gängigen Theorien und Modellen her
    • beschreiben Sie Zusammenhänge zwischen politischen Entwicklungen und aktuellen Public-Health-Themen, damit verbundene Interessenkonflikte und die Durchsetzung von Interessen
    • schätzen Sie soziale und politische Entwicklungen ein und können diese in Beziehung zu Ihrer eigenen Arbeit setzen
    1. Dates: 11.04.2018 – 13.04.2018
    2. Registration: 11.02.2018
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Reto Wiesli 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health Law
    1. Dates: 12.04.2018 – 13.04.2018
    2. Registration: 15.03.2018
    3. Location: Spring School of Global Health, Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Dejan Loncar 
    5. Topics: Global Health
    1. Dates: 12.04.2018 – 13.04.2018
    2. Registration: 15.03.2018
    3. Location: Spring School of Global Health, Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Jean Simos, Nicola Cantoreggi 
    5. Topics: Global Health
  • Anthropology in and of Global Health

    This course will offer an introduction to medical anthropology and an overview of anthropology both in and of global health. Cross-cultural studies of health and illness and the sociology of science and technology will be used to review the development of medical anthropology, the tensions between "applied" and "critical" medical anthropology, and the shift towards an anthropology of biomedicine. Specific case studies will be used to explore contemporary theoretical frameworks, methodological innovations, and the application of anthropology in global health. The use of critical anthropological studies of global health to improving understanding and health impacts will also be examined.

    1. Dates: 12.04.2018 – 13.04.2018
    2. Registration: 15.03.2018
    3. Location: Spring School of Global Health, Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Gonçalves Martin Johanna, Vinh-Kim Nguyen 
    5. Topics: Global Health
  • Drugs, Health and Human Rights

    The aim of this course is to provide insight into the international drug control system; the impact of the war on drugs on health and human rights; and what civil society, governments and international agencies have done to address these issues.

    1. Dates: 12.04.2018 – 13.04.2018
    2. Registration: 15.03.2018
    3. Location: Spring School of Global Health, Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Barbara Broers, Jennifer Hasselgård-Rowe 
    5. Topics: Global Health
  • Human factors and ergonomics

    The field of workplace ergonomics evaluates the characteristics of human beings, their resources, and demands in respect of their working tasks, working environment, and working organization. The field further aims to evaluate work-associated risk factors and possible health hazards. It fosters healthy workspaces, e.g. through developing and optimizing human-machine interfaces, enhancing the usability of tools, and eliminating obstacles in working systems.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Understand and apply main human physiological and psychological functioning and limitations
    • Analyze work tasks, tools, and working environments
    • Assess ergonomic risk factors at work
    • Evaluate individual balances of work demands and resources
    1. Dates: 16.04.2018 – 20.04.2018
    2. Registration: 28.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Mindful Academic Life

    Attendees get to know and practice Yoga and mindfulness strategies to calm and clear the mind in order to create a beneficial foundation for studying and working at the university. Furthermore each participant works with his/her personal topic of interest over the duration of the four workshops. The aim of the course is to know and practice a set of techniques to develop a mindful, relaxed and beneficial way of handling personal issues in and around the academic life.

    1. Dates: 16.04.2018 – 28.05.2018
    2.  Course dates: 16.04, 30.04, 14.05, 28.05.2018
    3. Registration: 16.03.2018
    4. Location: University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Anya Häusermann 
    6. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Conflict Management and Better Communication

    This interactive two days’ workshop gives PhD candidates and PostDocs a detailed insight into what conflict is, the stages of conflict, how to objectively view a situation, how to manage conflict situations and how to communicate better in order to obtain a positive outcome with the aim of acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitude to be able to prevent future events becoming conflict situations. “Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.” — Max Lucade

    Conflict happens and is an unavoidable part of life however the key to your success will be how you respond to and resolve conflict. It is important to note that conflict management starts with self management and the more you understand yourself and your reactions, the better able you will be to choose the most appropriate method to resolve the conflict. This workshop contains a mixture of theory and practice so that you will be able to apply these new skills straight away.

    1. Dates: 17.04.2018 – 18.04.2018
    2. Registration: 17.03.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Carl Emerson 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Talking Science

    The aim of the workshop is to train scientists to communicate their science clearly and effectively. Misunderstandings on scientific topics are ubiquitous and can have serious consequences. Scientists should be aware of misleading simplifications and typical pitfalls -- especially when talking to non-experts.

    Furthermore, many contemporary problems (e.g. in health and environment) require an interdisciplinary research team, which poses additional communication challenges for scientists. Science communication, however, is usually not part of the curriculum. This workshops aims to fill this gap

    Content
    The workshop covers three topics: how to make a science talk clear, how to make a science talk effective and how to handle unexpected or uncomfortable situations during a talk. We also discuss contemporary problems of popular science communication and provide tools to handle difficult situations and discussions.

    1. Dates: 19.04.2018 – 20.04.2018
    2. Registration: 19.03.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Janina Linnik, Oskari Vinko 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Discover and Manage Your Scientific Literature

    When starting a new research project, it is sometimes helpful to reconsider the means and practices of searching for literature, in particular when you are working in a new research area or doing interdisciplinary research. Based on the interests of the participants, the workshop gives the possibility to exchange experiences, to rediscover useful search tools and techniques for PhD and postdoc-projects and to use reference management systems in depth.

    Content
    1. The Workshop contains
    2. Why journal articles? The role and history of the scientific journal.
    3. How to find relevant articles? Making the best of Web of Science, SCOPUS, and other databases.
    4. A glimpse on bibliometry: Impact Factor, H-Index and how to find them.
    5. Monitoring the latest publications in your research area
    6. Organizing your literature and notes with reference management systems: Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote or Citavi
    1. Dates: 23.04.2018 – 23.04.2018
    2. Registration: 23.03.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Silke Bellanger, Simon Geiger 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • One Health

    Gesundheit ist ein dynamischer Prozess, der durch eine Vielzahl von Wechselwirkungen geprägt ist. Um diese besser zu verstehen, müssen wir bereit sein, ausgetretene Pfade zu verlassen. Zum Beispiel mit einem Ansatz wie One Health. In diesem Kurs lernen Sie das zukunftsweisende Konzept kennen. Sie setzen sich intensiv mit Fragen der Gesundheit von Mensch, Tier und Umwelt auseinander, wenden geeignete Modelle zur übergreifenden Zusammenarbeit an und sind in der Lage, diese für Ihre eigene berufliche Tätigkeit zu nutzen.

    Dazu


    • lernen Sie die Zusammenhänge der Gesundheit von Menschen und Tieren in ihrem gemeinsamen Ökosystem besser kennen
    • erfahren Sie anhand von konkreten Beispielen, wie mit dem Konzept One Health Mehrwert generiert wird
    • setzen Sie sich mit der Entwicklung von «One Medicine» bis zu «Gesundheit in sozio-ökologischen Systemen» auseinander
    • analysieren Sie Potenzial und Anwendung einer übergreifenden Zusammenarbeit im Schweizer Gesundheitswesen
    • entwickeln und präsentieren Sie in einem interdisziplinären Team ein Fallbeispiel für ein Erfolg versprechendes und kurzfristig umsetzbares Schweizer One Health Projekt
    1. Dates: 25.04.2018 – 27.04.2018
    2. Registration: 25.02.2018
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Jakob Zinsstag, Andrea Meisser 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Environmental Health
  • Logik und Argumentation

    Der Kurs richtet sich an Promovierende und Postdocs, die sich im Umgang mit Argumenten schulen möchten. Der Ansatzpunkt ist dabei nicht die Rhetorik, sondern das Verständnis der logischen Grundlagen des Argumentierens. Logik als die Wissenschaft des gültigen Schlussfolgerns ist zwar für einen kompetenten Umgang mit Argumenten extrem wichtig, in der Regel wird sie jedoch nur in mathematischen und philosophischen Studiengängen unterrichtet. Ziel des Kurses ist es, einige leicht nachvollziehbare logische Prinzipien für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten fruchtbar zu machen. Die Teilnehmenden lernen Techniken, die dabei helfen, Stärken und Schwächen von Argumenten schnell zu erkennen, Argumente präzise auf den Punkt zu bringen, und in komplexen Debatten den Überblick zu behalten.

    Kursinhalte
    • Grundbegriffe der Logik (Gültigkeit und Schlüssigkeit von Argumenten)
    • Induktive und deduktive Argumente
    • Unsachliche Argumente und Fehlschlüsse
    • Argumente aus Texten rekonstruieren
    • Tipps und Übungen zum schriftlichen Argumentieren
    • Tipps und Übungen zum mündlichen Argumentieren
    1. Dates: 26.04.2018 – 27.04.2018
    2. Registration: 26.03.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Malte Engel 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
  • The Messenger is the Message: Presentation Training + Video Support

    Attendants know how to create a positive personal effect when having a presentation and how to bring over the key message properly.

    How to create your best effect – verbal, paraverbal, nonverbal
    The contact bridge: how to get in contact with your audience
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression: how to guarantee a good one
    The body speaks as well: presence on stage
    Free speech: get to the point in one minute
    How to define complex issues in a simple way
    The relevance of beginning and end
    How to handle power point reasonably: less is more
    How to handle killerphrases, difficult situations and problems in general
    How to prepare yourself for energy, voice and against stage fear

    How to bring yourself in a good condition: Heart – Body – Brain

    1. Dates: 02.05.2018 – 03.05.2018
    2. Registration: 02.04.2018
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Sibylle Sommerer 
    5. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis: a Practical Approach

    As part of their PhD, many students will have to do one or several systematic reviews, and some students will also want to combine results from several studies in meta-analysis. This intensive 3-day course will cover the principles and practical steps of systematic reviews, including the design and conduct of comprehensive literature searches, data extraction and presentation, assessment of study quality and examination for publication bias and other biases. The statistical methods for combining results in meta-analysis will also be covered and the course will include practical exercises in STATA.

    1. Dates: 14.05.2018 – 16.05.2018
    2. Registration: 14.04.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Matthias Egger 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Health Policy

    The health care sector is extremely complex, and this gives rise to a number of regulatory issues. Theseconcern how the health system should be organised, how incentives should be designed, and how performance should be evaluated. The objective of the course is to give students an introduction to how health systems are constructed; the role of regulation; the complexities of evaluating policy and performance; and the contribution that health economics can make to the development of health policy.

    Objectives:


    • At the end of the module, the students will have an understanding of:
    • How the health system is organised and of the key relationships between different parts of the system.The role of regulation in the health system and the nature of the regulatory problem.
    • Be familiar with principal-agent models and how these can be applied to the regulatorysetting.
    • The complexities of evaluating policy initiatives in non-experimental settings.
    • The idea of ‘yardstick competition’, the design of regulatory instruments, the challenges involvedin designing optimal reimbursement systems and the relative strengths and weaknesses of different payment mechanisms.
    • The challenges involved in assessing the output of the health care system, in how to measure health care inputs, and in how to calculate health system productivity and productivity change.
    • The challenges involved in comparing health system performance across different countries and the issues involved in evaluating the performance of different parts of the health system.
    1. Dates: 14.05.2018 – 18.05.2018
    2. Registration: 23.04.2018
    3. Location: Lugano
    4. Facilitator: Andrew Street, Giuliano Masiero 
    5. Topics: Health System Research, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Determinants of occupational diseases and work-related health problems

    Occupational diseases have a wide variety of phenotypes and sometimes only become apparent several decades after actual exposure. In other cases, the association between workrelated exposure and the development of clinical symptoms and diseases is not obvious at first glance. In this module, students learn to identify and describe the evidence and relevance of work-caused and work-associated health problems. They also acquire the skills necessary to find and analyze the relevant literature concerning occupational health problems.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Understand the main determinants of occupational and work-related diseases as well as the individual and organizational health resources
    • Conduct effective literature research and identify the relevant publications
    • Describe evidence of an occupational health problem in terms of frequency and relevance across populations
    • Write a simple review
    1. Dates: 14.05.2018 – 17.05.2018
    2. Registration: 28.02.2018
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Brigitta Danuser 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Gesundheitsökonomie

    Die Gesundheitsökonomie befasst sich mit der Nachfrage, Produktion, Finanzierung und Ressourcenallokation von Gesundheitsleistungen. Da die Ressourcen begrenzt sind, wird ein Grundwissen in Gesundheitsökonomie für Personen, die im Gesundheitswesen tätig sind, immer wichtiger. In diesem Modul lernen Sie zu verstehen, wie der Gesundheitsmarkt funktioniert, wie er sich von anderen Märkten unterscheidet und was die Gesundheitsökonomie zur Problembearbeitung im Gesundheitssystem beitragen kann.

    Bis zum Ende des Kurses


    • gewinnen Sie einen Überblick über grundlegende Konzepte, Methoden und Problemstellungen der Gesundheitsökonomie
    • verstehen Sie ökonomische Steuerungsmechanismen des Gesundheitswesens (Ausgaben im Gesundheitswesen, Kostenanstieg, Zentralisierung versus Dezentralisierung, Versicherungstheorie)
    • erfahren und erarbeiten Sie an Beispielen wie ökonomische Instrumente und Konzepte helfen können Entscheide im Gesundheitswesen und in der Gesundheitspolitik zu treffen
    • lernen Sie gesundheitsökonomische Argumente und wissenschaftliche Arbeiten kritisch zu reflektieren
    1. Dates: 14.05.2018 – 16.05.2018
    2. Registration: 14.03.2018
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Luca Crivelli 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health Economics
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Study Designs

    According to the dictionary of epidemiology, «Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations and the application of this study to control of health problems». In this course module we will cover basic epidemiologic terms and definitions, as well as the main epidemiologic quantities we get presented in public health related publications and in clinical studies. Furthermore, you will learn to identify the study designs most often used in population-based and clinical epidemiology.

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    1. Dates: 31.05.2018 – 04.06.2018
    2.  Course dates: 31.05.2018 and 4.06.2018.
    3. Registration: 21.03.2018
    4. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    5. Facilitator: Claudia Kuehni, Marcel Zwahlen 
    6. Topics: Epidemiology, General Scientific Skills
    1. Dates: 11.06.2018 – 12.06.2018
    2. Location: University of Zurich
    3. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Ökonomische Evaluation im Gesundheitswesen

    Die ökonomische Bewertung von Gesundheit und Gesundheitstechnologien ist für viele Fragestellungen im Bereich Public Health und insbesondere für Finanzierungsentscheide ein wesentlicher Aspekt. In diesem Modul lernen Sie, Gesundheitsleistungen ökonomisch zu evaluieren und für Politiker, Kostenträger und Leistungserbringer Entscheidungsgrundlagen bereitzustellen. Dazu

    • analysieren Sie eine Public-Health-Massnahme am Beispiel eines Präventionsprogramms
    • erarbeiten Sie Konzepte für Kostenstudien im Gesundheitswesen
    • definieren Sie Vorgehensweisen zur Bestimmung des Kosten-Nutzen-Verhältnisses
    • erarbeiten Sie einen Zuteilungsalgorithmus
    • setzen Sie sich mit der Frage auseinander, welche Gesundheitsleistungen in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung vergütet werden sollten
    1. Dates: 11.06.2018 – 14.06.2018
    2. Registration: 11.04.2018
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Thomas D. Szucs 
    5. Topics: Health Economics, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Occupational health in context of organizations and society

    Organizational and societal factors have an impact on health at work. Understanding, evaluating, and influencing these factors constitutes an important approach to promoting health at work and in organizations.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Apply relevant laws and ordinances correctly in occupational health practice
    • Evaluate specific work-associated health problems across population subgroups, sectors, industries, and countries
    • Evaluate organizational functioning in order to integrate and develop occupational health activities
    • Monitor and deal with technological, legal, political, economic, environmental, and social developments
    1. Dates: 18.06.2018 – 21.06.2018
    2. Registration: 24.04.2018
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Georg Bauer, Jacques Cotting 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Basics of Ethics in Health Sciences Research

    This module provides an introduction to ethics in health sciences research. Participants will learn about the history and principles of ethics of clinical and public health research. Special emphasis will be given to social and global justice in health, including ethical aspects of clinical studies in low income countries. The course further covers selected relevant topics such as the Swiss human research law, research ethics committees in Switzerland and the ethics of the use of “big data” in public health.

    1. Dates: 20.06.2018 – 20.06.2018
    2. Registration: 20.05.2018
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Verina Wild, Agomoni Ganguli Mitra 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Economics of Health Behaviours

    This course is intended for PhD students and other researchers interested in understanding and studying the economic causes and consequences of health behaviors such as obesity, substance misuse, and tobacco use. It will cover traditional models of health behaviors and consider new insights from behavioral economics. Moreover, time will be allocated to examine modern methods utilized to study health behaviors. The learning objectives are i) to offer students an understanding of health behavior models, ii) to provide an overview of modern econometric research, with an emphasis on causal relationships, iii) to motivate students to study the economic causes and consequences of health behaviors. The course consists of lectures and presentations.

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    1. Dates: 25.06.2018 – 29.06.2018
    2. Registration: 04.06.2018
    3. Location: Luzern
    4. Facilitator: Catherine Maclean 
    5. Topics: Health System Research, Health Economics
  • Konzepte, Methoden und Anwendungen der deskriptiven und analytischen Epidemiologie

    In Public Health braucht es zuverlässige Daten für die Beschreibung und Bewertung von Gesundheitsproblemen der Bevölkerung. Diese werden in verschiedenen Studientypen der deskriptiven und analytischen Epidemiologie gewonnen. Zu den wichtigen Aufgaben der Epidemiologie gehört es, die Bedeutung von Gesundheitsproblemen einzuschätzen, Kontrollmöglichkeiten zu planen und Krankheitsausbrüche zu erfassen.

    1. Dates: 25.06.2018 – 04.07.2018
    2.  Course dates: 25 - 27 June 2018 und 2 - 4. July 2018
    3. Registration: 25.04.2018
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Jack Calford, Rolf Heusser 
    6. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Introduction into multilevel modelling of clustered data

    Real data are often clustered such as repeated measurements on the same subject or measurements in grouped subjects (e.g. family or school studies). Failure to allow for clustering results in erroneous standard errors and confidence intervals. The aim of the course is to provide participants with an under-standing of the basic concepts and general techniques in the analysis of clustered data. Valid analysis methods appropriate for clustered data will be introduced. The course software will be Stata. Main concepts to be covered include: clustering, random intercept, random slope, linear and logistic random-effects models (multilevel models, mixed models, hierarchical models), robust standard errors, generalized estimating equations (GEE), modelling strategy, model diagnostics.

    1. Dates: 04.07.2018 – 06.07.2018
    2. Registration: 04.06.2018
    3. Location: Basel
    4. Facilitator: Martin Röösli 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Observational epidemiology workshop: advanced methods for data and exposure-response analyses

    This workshop will introduce innovative methods for exposure-response analyses in observational epidemiological research. The following topics will be covered:

    • regression analyses with generalized linear models (glm)
    • use of smoothing and splines in generalized additive models (gam)
    • Poisson time series analysis
    • quantile regression

    During the workshop we will discuss research questions and analytical problems of the students’ datasets. In that way we will deal with common issues in epidemiological data analysis and provide analytic solutions for dealing with complex issues like selection bias, control for confounding, clustering of data, complex data distributions. etc.

    1. Dates: 16.07.2018 – 20.07.2018
    2. Registration: 16.06.2018
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Joel Schwartz, Martin Röösli 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Advanced Methods and Theory in Cost Effectiveness Analysis

    This course will cover advanced theoretical and methodological tools in economic evaluation, with a focus on their application in public health. It will cover key topics in modelling costs, estimating comparative effectiveness of interventions from observational data and using economic reasoning to inform policy and practice. The course will combine lectures and computer lab sessions.

    Objcetives:


    • At the end of the course, students will be familiarized with cutting-edge methods in the economic evaluation of public health interventions and will be confident in designing and critically appraising research projects in the area.
    • Understand and apply advanced methods in cost-effectiveness modelling
    • Understand the role of equity in economic evaluation
    • Learn how to use economic reasoning in public health and policy evaluation
    • Discuss applications of economic evaluation in public health and their use in decision-making
    • Critically appraise applied health economics literature
    1. Dates: 23.07.2018 – 27.07.2018
    2. Registration: 02.07.2018
    3. Location: Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Anirban Basu, Sean D. Sullivan 
    5. Topics: Health System Research, Health Economics
  • Basic Biostatistics

    Statistics is the discipline that deals with randomness and probabilities and how to extract information from data in the face of randomness. Each scientific discipline attempting to learn about real world phenomena deals with statistical issues. Biostatistics is the subdiscipline of Statistics that focuses on applications in medicine and public health. In this module you learn how to describe transparently data that was collected for a given study. In addition you learn how to make inferences and conclusions that go beyond the current data set and make statements about the underlying population of interest. Furthermore, the information in the data set has to be condensed and presented in an understandable fashion. For this

    • you reduce data by calculating group level quantities (like means, risks etc.)
    • you quantify and interpret the amount of statistical uncertainty in your data, mostly by using 95% confidence intervals
    • you make the first steps in using a statistical software (Stata) for data description, data transformation and simple statistical analyses
    • you communicate appropriately the results obtained
    • you translate specific questions into relevant statistical quantities of interest

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    1. Dates: 20.08.2018 – 28.08.2018
    2.  Course dates: 20 - 21 August 2018 and 27 - 28 August 2018.
    3. Registration: 20.06.2018
    4. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    5. Facilitator: Marcel Zwahlen 
    6. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Innovative Versorgungsformen

    Hauptziel dieses Moduls ist es, die Entwicklung von neuen Modellen der integrierten Versorgung darzustellen, zu verstehen und zu diskutieren. Dabei wird sowohl auf die präventive (Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention) als auch die kurative Leistungserbringung (Medizin, Pflege, Therapie etc.) Bezug genommen.

    Dazu
    • lernen Sie zunächst die Akteure auf Seiten der Leistungserbringung kennen und diskutieren deren Interessen
    • analysieren wir gemeinsam, zu welchen Herausforderungen die Abgrenzungen auf Seiten der Leistungserbringung führen. Entsprechend lernen Sie auch die verschiedenen Tarifsysteme und deren rechtlichen Ausgestaltungen kennen - im Sinne von «wer darf was mit wem abrechnen».
    • entwickeln Sie eigene Ideen für neue Versorgungsformen. Gemeinsam werden wir diese Ideen mit den aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Versorgung spiegeln und diskutieren.
    • geben wir abschliessend einen gemeinsamen Ausblick im Sinne von «wie wahrscheinlich ist es, dass es in naher Zukunft in der Schweiz eine Versorgungsform wie Kaiser Permanente (Beispiel aus USA) geben wird?»
    1. Dates: 29.08.2018 – 31.08.2018
    2. Registration: 29.06.2018
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Holger Auerbach 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Introduction to the Statistical Software R

    This course is a practical introduction to R, a free open-source software environment for statistical computing. Besides an introduction into the software, the following topics will be covered: data import and export, data manipulation, statistical analysis, graphical representation and advanced programming concepts as conditional branching and loops.

    In contrast to other statistical software solutions, R is designed around a true computer language. This has the implication that R is characterized by an enormous flexibility that enables the user to perform sophisticated statistical procedures or simulations. R might be less intuitive to scientists without prior programming skills. However, there are some tools available to make the user’s life easier as graphical user interfaces and editors with syntax highlighting. Participants should have basic statistical knowledge. Programming skills are not required.

    1. Dates: 03.09.2018 – 04.09.2018
    2. Registration: 03.08.2018
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Jan Hattendorf 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, General Scientific Skills
  • Occupational toxicology [C5. part 2]

    Preventing and controlling possible adverse health effects of chemicals on humans at the workplace is essential. In this module, students will learn about the fundamentals of toxicology and intoxication-related first aid measures.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Retrieve and analyze advanced information on toxic effects of chemicals
    • Apply the basic knowledge of occupational toxicology to help employer in the management of chemical risks
    • Manage HAZMAT-events
    • Treatment of acute intoxications in first aid settings
    1. Dates: 03.09.2018 – 07.09.2018
    2. Registration: 08.07.2018
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Mickaël Rinaldo 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Einführung Public Health

    In diesem Einführungsmodul werden grundlegende Begriffe, Konzepte, Sichtweisen und Werte aus der Public Health Perspektive behandelt und vermittelt.

    Public Health ist die praxisorientierte und empirische Wissenschaft, die als Fokus die Gesundheit der Bevölkerung (öffentliche Gesundheit) und nicht des Individuums hat. Als stark interdisziplinäre Wissenschaft bedient sie sich der Ansätze und Methoden verschiedenster Fachdisziplinen, um unter anderem die Bedingungen bzw. Voraussetzungen für Gesundheit, die Ursachen für Krankheit, die Gesundheitssysteme oder auch die Wechselwirkung zwischen Menschen und ihrer Umwelt zu untersuchen.

    1. Dates: 03.09.2018 – 05.09.2018
    2. Registration: 03.07.2018
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Monika Bührer Skinner, Rolf Heusser 
    5. Topics: Global Health
  • Writing a Journal Article… and Getting it Published

    PhD students, like any other researchers, are required to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. Many students (and other researchers) consider this a difficult, or even the most difficult part of the research process. Understanding the changing landscape of journals and publishing is important. This course concentrates on the processes of writing and getting published, using students’ actual research studies

    1. Dates: 05.09.2018 – 07.09.2018
    2. Registration: 05.09.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Nicola Low 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Nondetects and other types of missing data in observational epidemiologic studies

    Missing data are common in real datasets. Most often data are not missing randomly. Also non-participation and loss to follow-up are in fact (not-random) missing data problems, which can severely compromise a study's validity. Another form of not-random missing data are measurement values which are below the detection limit of a measurement device or diagnostic tool, which results in censored observations of low values.

    Failure to adequately deal with missing data produces biased results. The aim of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of the basic concepts and general techniques for dealing with missing data. The course software will be R. Main concepts to be covered include: imputation techniques for missing data, dealing with selection bias and lost to follow-up from the perspective of "missing data", censoring of data, analysis of data with measurements below the detection limit, tobit regression and statistical tests with censored data.

    1. Dates: 12.09.2018 – 14.09.2018
    2. Registration: 12.08.2018
    3. Location: Basel
    4. Facilitator: Martin Röösli, Jan Hattendorf 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Bewertung, Vergütung und optimale Versorgung im Gesundheitswesen

    In allen Gesundheitssystemen stellt sich die Frage, wie medizinische Leistungen vergütet werden sollen. Parallel dazu bedarf die Praxis der Leistungserbringung und -finanzierung ständiger Optimierung. Neben der Gesundheitsökonomie stellen Health Technology Assessment (HTA) und die Versorgungsforschung für diese Bereiche methodische Grundlagen bereit. In diesem Modul lernen Sie mögliche Vorgehensweisen bei Vergütungsentscheidungen und bei der Preisbildung von Arzneimitteln und anderen Gesundheitsleistungen kennen. Sie explorieren zudem die Grundlagen und ökonomischen Aspekte der Versorgungsforschung. Hinsichtlich der Eignung verschiedener Optionen entwickeln Sie eigene Positionen.

    Dazu


    • lernen Sie den Unterschied zwischen statischer und dynamischer Effizienz kennen
    • vergleichen Sie die Preisbildung in unterschiedlichen Gesundheitssystemen am Beispiel der Arzneimittel
    • lernen Sie die optimale Vergütung der Leistungen von Ärzten und Spitälern kennen
    • beurteilen Sie die Vorgehensweisen in der Schweiz im Licht der Erfahrungen anderer europäischer Länder
    • setzen Sie sich damit auseinander, wie Methoden der Gesundheitsökonomie und der Versorgungsforschung kombiniert werden können
    • beschreiben Sie, wie Routinedaten für die Versorgungsforschung genutzt werden können und verstehen deren Limitationen
    • lernen Sie, wie die Versorgungsforschung die Gesundheitspolitik und die Vertragsgestaltung eines Krankenversicherers prägen kann
    1. Dates: 12.09.2018 – 14.09.2018
    2. Registration: 12.07.2018
    3. Location: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum (WWZ), Universität Basel
    4. Facilitator: Stefan Felder, Oliver Reich 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health Economics
  • Occupational diseases and work-related health problems

    Occupational diseases have a large variety of phenotypes and sometimes only become apparent several decades after actual exposure. In other cases, the association of work-related exposure and the development of clinical symptoms and diseases are not obvious at first glance. In this module, students learn to diagnose occupational diseases and recognize work-related health problems of individuals and groups.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Diagnose frequent occupational diseases
    • Know and apply the tools for determining occupational diseases and work-related health problems
    • Deal with complex cases concerning occupational diseases and work-related health problems in individuals and groups
    1. Dates: 18.09.2018 – 03.10.2018
    2.  Course dates: 18.–20.9.2018 and 1.-3.10.2018
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Mickaël Rinaldo 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine
  • Exposure-related health effects

    People may be exposed to various contaminants in the workplace. A sound understanding of how people come in contact with these contaminants, how these substances enter the human body, and what effects they have is the essential basis for the daily work of occupational hygienists. In this module, students learn to apply the toxicological properties of various contaminants to the evaluation of health risks at the workplace.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Find relevant information in literature and websites
    • Apply the basic concepts of toxicology
    • Determine where a biomonitoring survey is required
    • Evaluate potential hazards and risks of known and unknown contaminants
    1. Dates: 24.09.2018 – 27.09.2018
    2. Location: University of Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Anne Opplige 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene
  • Grundlagen der Gesundheitswissenschaft und Sozialepidemiologie

    Der Besuch dieses Moduls befähigt Sie, Entstehungs- und Verlaufsprozesse von Gesundheit und Krankheit in der Bevölkerung unter Berücksichtigung kultureller, sozialer und psychologischer Einflussfaktoren zu beschreiben. Hierbei wenden Sie gesundheits- und sozialwissenschaftliche Theorien und Konzepte an. Dazu

    • formulieren Sie Public-Health-Fragestellungen zu Entstehung und Verlauf von Gesundheit und Krankheit
    • ziehen Sie relevante gesundheits- und sozialwissenschaftliche Theorien und Konzepte zur Beschreibung und Erklärung von Problem- und Aufgabenstellungen im Bereich Public Health bei
    • verstehen und analysieren Sie das Zusammenwirken verschiedener Faktoren, die die Entstehung und den Verlauf von Gesundheit und Krankheit beeinflussen
    • verbinden Sie erkenntnisleitend Public-Health-Fragestellungen mit gesundheits- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Theorien und Konzepten.
    1. Dates: 26.09.2018 – 28.09.2018
    2. Registration: 26.07.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Thomas Abel, Heinz Bolliger-Salzmann 
    5. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention
    1. Dates: 01.10.2018 – 15.10.2018
    2.  Course dates: 1.10.2018, 8.10.2018, 15.10.2018
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Stéphane Cullati, Kristen Jafflin 
    5. Topics:
  • Einführung in systematische Reviews und Meta-Analysen

    Systematische Reviews und Meta-Analysen geben für die Einschätzung von Risiken und der erwünschten und unerwünschten Wirkungen von Interventionen oft die bessere Evidenz als Einzelstudien. In diesem Modul lernen Sie, die methodischen Grundlagen von systematischen Reviews und Meta-Analysen kritisch zu beurteilen und ihre Anwendung zu diskutieren.

    Dazu
    • lernen Sie, die wichtigsten Quellen für Public Health relevante Reviews zu nutzen
    • beschreiben Sie die Bedeutung und Problematik von systematischen Reviews und Meta-Analysen
    • beurteilen Sie kritisch die Qualität von Reviews
    1. Dates: 04.10.2018 – 05.10.2018
    2. Registration: 04.08.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Julia Bohlius, Sven Trelle 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, General Scientific Skills
  • Social Science Research Methods in Public Health

    With this module, students will learn how to design a research project to address a public health issue. The major stages of the research process - ie research design, data collection and data analysis - will be examined, through concrete examples and personal work. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:

    • Formulate a relevant research question
    • Select an appropriate data collection method
    • Define an appropriate sample
    • Plan data collection
    • Select an appropriate data analysis method
    1. Dates: 17.10.2018 – 19.10.2018
    2. Registration: 17.08.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern; University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Thomas Kohlmann 
    5. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention, Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Human factors and analysis of health risks

    Employees have to deal with a large variety of working demands and work-related exposures. Furthermore, technical systems and human-machine interfaces and interaction are subject to constant and sometimes rapid change. To keep people healthy and safe at work, human factors have to be assessed and managed.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Perform ergonomic risk assessments
    • Evaluate individual balances of work demands and resources
    • Understand and apply concepts of human reliability and human error
    • Assess human-related risk factors at work
    1. Dates: 29.10.2018 – 01.11.2018
    2. Registration: 18.09.2018
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Umwelt und Gesundheit

    In diesem Kurs analysieren Sie komplexe Problemstellungen aus dem Themenbereich Umwelt und Gesundheit aus der Public-Health-Perspektive und setzen sich mit den besonderen Schwierigkeiten bei der entsprechenden Forschung auseinander. Dazu

    • identifizieren Sie nationale und internationale Datenquellen im Bereich Umwelt und Gesundheit und nutzen diese für verlässliche Recherchen
    • analysieren Sie die umweltepidemiologische Forschung und bewerten diese hinsichtlich ihrer gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen aus individueller und aus Public Health Sicht
    • führen Sie eine Gesundheitsrisikoabschätzung zu einem bestimmten Umweltthema durch
    • diskutieren und erfahren Sie, wie Sie sich als Public-Health-Experte hinsichtlich der Prävention oder Begrenzung von gesundheitlichen Umweltschäden einbringen können.
    1. Dates: 29.10.2018 – 19.11.2018
    2.  Course dates: 29 - 30 October 2018 and 19 November 2018
    3. Registration: 29.08.2018
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Martin Röösli, Martina Ragettli 
    6. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention, Environmental Health
  • From Evidence to Implementation and Evaluation in Public Health

    This module introduces public health decision-makers to the process of implementing new evidence on health interventions, the monitoring and the evaluation of public health programmes.

    Specifically, the course aims
    • to discuss the process of reviewing and implementing new evidence on health interventions
    • to argue factually the use of randomized controlled trials or alternative study designs for the evaluation of new and existing public health interventions
    • to plan the monitoring of routine health programmes
    Finally, the course intends also to address the following issues:
    • Ethical arguments
    • Study designs and evaluation
    • Propose and discuss critically alternative options for program monitoring and evaluation
    1. Dates: 07.11.2018 – 08.11.2018
    2. Registration: 07.09.2018
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Christian Lengeler, Manuel Hetzel 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • GIS for Public Health

    The physical and social environment that surrounds us plays an important part in our health and wellbeing. The geography concept of ‘place’ thus cannot be ignored in public health. Whether investigating the level of environmental pollution, access to recreation or health services, or the patterns or spread of disease, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the standard platform for exploring spatial attributes and relationships between our environment and health.

    This course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. It will introduce students to the basics including: working with and integrating spatial and non-spatial data; geographic scale and spatial precision; projections; geocoding; visualisation; thematic mapping; and understanding spatial relationships. Specific skills and tools will also be introduced in relation to methods for route analysis and for spatial linkage of exposure, contextual and confounder information for epidemiological or health risk assessment studies. Students will apply their new skills in a case study based either on their own data or on available datasets for defined topics.

    This course will be a mix of lectures, demonstrations and practical time for hands-on data analysis in ArcGIS and QGIS. No prior knowledge of GIS is required, though completion of precourse work is essential preparation for this intensive course.

    1. Dates: 12.11.2018 – 15.11.2018
    2. Registration: 12.10.2018
    3. Location: Biozentrum, University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Gesundheitsökonomische Modellierung - Hands-on

    Die ökonomische Beurteilung von Gesundheitsleistungen im Rahmen von Kosten-Effektivitäts- und Budget Impact-Analysen erfordert regelmässig den Einsatz von Modellen. Auch für andere gesundheitsrelevante Fragestellungen kommen Modellierungstechniken zum Einsatz. In diesem Modul lernen Sie, einfache gesundheitsökonomische Modelle selbst zu erarbeiten und zu analysieren.

    Sie


    • lernen grundlegende Typen von gesundheitsökonomischen und epidemiologischen Modellen, ihre Einsatzgebiete und mögliche Software-Plattformen kennen
    • implementieren einfache gesundheitsökonomische Modelle selbst in Microsoft Excel® oder einer spezialisierten Software
    • entwickeln Vorgehensweisen für die Ermittlung erforderlicher Datenpunkte (Modellinputs) aus der Literatur und anderen Datenquellen
    • interpretieren und kommunizieren die Resultate von Kosten-Effektivitäts- und Budget Impact-Analysen sachgerecht
    1. Dates: 12.11.2018 – 20.11.2018
    2.  Course dates: 12 - 14 November 2018 and 20 November 2018
    3. Registration: 12.09.2018
    4. Location: Institut für Pharmazeutische Medizin, Universität Basel
    5. Facilitator: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Roger Kouyos 
    6. Topics: Health Economics
  • Exposure assessment and hazard recognition

    People are subjected to various exposures in their working life. After successful completion of this module, students will be able to analyze the type of exposure, and develop effective counter-measures.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Evaluate the working environment with respect to overall exposure and possible contamination
    • Develop the appropriate measurement strategy
    • Record, analyze, and interpret measurement results
    • Critically discuss results and draw conclusions
    • Write report and communicate results
    1. Dates: 26.11.2018 – 14.12.2018
    2.  Course dates: 26.–30.11. and 10.-14.12.2018
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Nancy Hopf, David Vernez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene
  • Evidence-based Public Health using the GRADE approach

    In diesem Modul lernen Sie, relevante Evidenz (und die Lücken in der Evidenz) für eine Empfehlung zu einer aktuellen Präventionsmassnahme rasch aufzufinden und anhand der GRADE Methode kritisch zu beurteilen und klar darzustellen. Sie präsentieren die relevante Evidenz und Ihre Empfehlung.

    1. Dates: 05.12.2018 – 07.12.2018
    2. Registration: 05.10.2018
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Julia Bohlius, Matthias Egger 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Work ability and return to work

    This module focuses on work-related health problems. The aim is to enable you to assess and improve or maintain the ability and aptitude for work of individuals and special groups.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Examine, document, and analyze the data on biopsychosocial work demands and the biopsychosocial work capacity of an individual
    • Select and adapt effective interventions with the aim of maintaining or regaining an individual’s work ability
    1. Dates: 14.01.2019 – 17.01.2019
    2. Location: University of Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Brigitta Danuser 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine
  • Statistische Methoden zum Umgang mit Confounding und Interaktionen in epidemiologischen Studien

    Die Teilnehmenden lernen, wie man in der Auswertung epidemiologischer Studien anhand multivariabler Methoden konfundierende Faktoren kontrollieren und Interaktionen quantifizieren kann. Sie lernen, die Resultate solcher Auswertungen korrekt zu interpretieren und so zu beschreiben, wie es im Resultateteil einer wissenschaftlichen Publikation Pflicht ist.

    1. Dates: 06.02.2019 – 15.02.2019
    2.  Course dates: 6 - 8 February 2018 and 15 February 2019
    3. Registration: 06.12.2018
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    5. Facilitator: Christian Schindler 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Occupational health interventions

    After evaluating the major social and organizational sources of health problems, students will design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions as a continuous change process.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Evaluate the overall evidence on the effectiveness of specific interventions
    • Access, analyze, and evaluate the methodological quality of publications
    • Clarify value base and define goals of an intervention with key stakeholders
    • Select or design occupational health interventions
    • Plan participatory implementation of occupational health interventions
    1. Dates: 04.03.2019 – 07.03.2019
    2. Registration: 08.01.2019
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Georg Bauer, Brigitta Danuser 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Ein Public-Health-Problem erkennen und lösen

    In diesem Modul setzen Sie sich vertieft mit der Frage auseinander, wann und warum ein aktuelles Gesundheitsproblem überhaupt ein Public-Health-Problem ist, welche Überlegungen für die Wahl einer geeigneten Lösungsstrategie relevant sind und mit welchen Massnahmen das Problem gelöst werden kann.

    Dabei


    • erarbeiten Sie Kriterien zur Beurteilung eines Public-Health-Problems,
    • erkennen Sie institutionelle und rechtliche Einflussfaktoren, die Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention ermöglichen, unterstützen oder behindern,
    • beurteilen Sie Vor- und Nachteile von Lösungsstrategien und kennen das Spektrum von möglichen Massnahmen,
    • entwickeln Sie erste Lösungsansätze unter Berücksichtigung von ethischen Prinzipien
    • und wenden Konzepte der Qualitätssicherung und Evaluation in Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention an.
    1. Dates: 11.03.2019 – 26.03.2019
    2.  Course dates: 11 March 2019 and 25 - 26 March 2019
    3. Registration: 11.01.2019
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Roger Staub 
    6. Topics: Global Health, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Targeted communication in the context of work and health

    In this module, participants will familiarize themselves with the most important concepts of targeted communication in the context of work and health. We address the specific aims and objectives that communicators have; the particular challenges that they face; the types of messages and channels they have at their disposal; as well as different ways of reconstructing, analyzing, evaluating, and designing effective messages. In doing so, we will apply insights from, amongst others, (health) communication theories, argumentation and persuasion research, and media communication. The module will have a strong practical component, focusing on real-life communication challenges.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Identify the fundamental concepts of communication in the context of health
    • Communicate occupational or organizational health topics to different stakeholders
    • Understand the essential drivers of behavior change
    • Recognize and implement effective, persuasive communication strategies
    • Distinguish between successful and unsuccessful argumentation and negotiation
    • Develop goal- and target-specific communication materials
    1. Dates: 01.04.2019 – 04.04.2019
    2. Location: University of Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Peter J. Schulz 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Control of the occupational environment

    The focus is on airborne contaminants. Students will acquire a sound understanding and practical skills in the relevant technical and organizational measures.

    1. Dates: 06.05.2019 – 09.05.2019
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator: Antoine Milon 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene
    1. Dates: 20.05.2019 – 22.05.2019
    2. Location: University of Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Mickaël Rinaldo 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary disaster management

    Practical interdisciplinary disaster management. Students will learn and practice controlling and managing large-scale industrial accidents in interdisciplinary teams.

    1. Dates: 03.06.2019 – 06.06.2019
    2. Location: University of Zurich
    3. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene
    1. Dates: 07.06.2019 – 07.06.2019
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Evaluation of occupational health interventions

    To assure effectiveness, occupational health interventions need to be subjected to evaluation. Considering the original concept of the intervention, students will analyze, evaluate, and report on the context, process, and outcomes of implemented interventions.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Define the scope, intended uses and primary users of evaluation results
    • Design an evaluation project, select appropriate methods, and specify data sources
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret data
    • Draw conclusions based on evaluation data and develop recommendations
    • Communicate evaluation results to the stakeholders (incl. reporting) and induce follow-up activities
    1. Dates: 24.06.2019 – 25.06.2019
    2. Location: University of Zurich
    3. Facilitator: Gregor Jenny, Georg Bauer 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health
  • Risk policy, management, and communication

    The profound understanding of human risk perception and risk behavior in the workplace, and of the legal boundary conditions for chemicals handling and risk management are essential for every occupational hygiene specialist. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to human risk perception and a sound understanding of the principles and practices of Swiss legal boundary conditions in work and health. Further, it provides a focused training in reporting assessment and measurement results and training workers in the proper application of safety rules.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Apply current national and international regulatory systems (e.g. REACH, MSDS)
    • Apply OEL values and substance documentation for further interpretation of measurement data
    • Write risk assessment reports according to recipients’ expectations and regulations
    • Communicate critical results to organizations and community (“breaking bad news”)
    1. Dates: 09.09.2019 – 12.09.2019
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene
    1. Dates: 23.09.2019 – 26.09.2019
    2. Location: University of Zurich
    3. Facilitator: Margrit Gotzmann, Brigitta Danuser 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine