Courses

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  • Droit à l’enfant

    Introduction:

    Le CAS Droits des patients et santé publique a l’ambition de faire un état des lieux de l’ensemble des droits des patients en Suisse, sans oublier le cadre international et européen auquel ils sont intimement liés. Un exercice de jonglage législatif est proposé pour présenter l’ancrage de ces droits au niveau fédéral et cantonal. Commençant par les droits fondamentaux, le programme développe les droits des patients en tenant compte de différents critères, tels que le cycle de vie (début et fin de vie), les personnes vulnérables (incarcérées, incapables de discernement, en situation de handicap), etc. A cela s’ajoutent les grands thèmes du consentement éclairé du patient, la protection des données médicales, les responsabilités professionnelles. La réglementation des professions médicales y est également intégrée compte tenu du fait qu’un meilleur encadrement juridique des professions de la santé profite directement au respect des droits des patients.


    Courses:

    • Possibilités actuelles de la PMA
    • Cadre juridique de la PMA, du DPI et statut de l’embryon humain in vitro, « mères porteuses »
    1. Dates: 06.12.2020 – 06.12.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law, Ethics and Privacy
  • Fin de vie et dignité humaine

    Introduction:

    Le CAS Droits des patients et santé publique a l’ambition de faire un état des lieux de l’ensemble des droits des patients en Suisse, sans oublier le cadre international et européen auquel ils sont intimement liés. Un exercice de jonglage législatif est proposé pour présenter l’ancrage de ces droits au niveau fédéral et cantonal. Commençant par les droits fondamentaux, le programme développe les droits des patients en tenant compte de différents critères, tels que le cycle de vie (début et fin de vie), les personnes vulnérables (incarcérées, incapables de discernement, en situation de handicap), etc. A cela s’ajoutent les grands thèmes du consentement éclairé du patient, la protection des données médicales, les responsabilités professionnelles. La réglementation des professions médicales y est également intégrée compte tenu du fait qu’un meilleur encadrement juridique des professions de la santé profite directement au respect des droits des patients.


    Courses:

    • Début de la vie (aspects éthiques)
    • Contraception, stérilisation, IVG, statut du fœtus humain in vivo
    • Exercices
    • Fin de la vie (aspects juridiques)
    • Soins intensifs et fin de vie sur décision médicale/Soins palliatifs
    • Assistance au suicide
    1. Dates: 07.12.2020 – 08.12.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law, Ethics and Privacy
  • 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.

    Inhalte


    • Literatursuche
    • Vor- und Nachteile verschiedener Studiendesigns (ökologische Studien, Vorher-Nachher-Studien, Fallkontrollstudien, Kohortenstudien, randomisierte und nicht-randomisierte Interventionsstudien, Meta-Analysen)
    • Studienqualität und Critical Appraisal (Levels of evidence, Lücken in der Evidenz, Kriterien der Kausalität, Darstellung und Interpretation der Resultate: absolute und relative Risiken, numbers needed to treat/harm/screen)
    • Grundlagen von GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation)
    1. Dates: 10.12.2020 – 11.12.2020
    2. Registration: 10.10.2020
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Oscar Franco, Arjola Bano 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Higher Education in Emergencies

    At the end of this course, participants will have developed a conceptual framework to be able to:
    understand the potential and limitations of HEiE;
    analyze emergency and protracted contexts to evaluate possibilities for implementing HEiE projects;
    assess the potential of different pedagogical models – including on-site and virtual delivery modes – to contribute to project outcomes and sustainability; and
    identify the humanitarian actors, including staff and beneficiaries, needed to jointly manage the multiple components of a HEiE project.

    1. Dates: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    4. Facilitator: Barbara Moser-Mercer, Jacqueline Strecker 
    5. Topics: Transferable Skills, Global / International Health
  • Career options in Health Sciences in- and outside academia

    This workshop gives you the opportunity to reflect on different work areas, career types, and job profiles. You will compare the academic career with alternatives outside the university setting.

    Learning Goals: The participants
    • Reflect on opportunities in- and outside academia
    • Become aware of their own skills
    • Compare different skill profiles in academia with the expectations for jobs outside academia
    • Analyze job ads from different working areas
    • Know how to “translate” their CV for job applications in different working areas in comparison to applications in academia
    1. Dates: 01.01.2021 – 31.01.2021
    2.  Course dates TBD
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Dagmar Engfer 
    5. Topics: Transferable 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:

    • Observational Studies and Analyzes of Observational Datasets
    • Health Economics, Public Health and Public Health Policy
    • Randomized Controlled Trials
    • Qualitative Research, Questionnaires and Surveys
    1. Dates: 11.01.2021 – 11.02.2021
    2.  Course dates: TBD
    3. Registration: 16.11.2020
    4. Location: Clinical Trial Unit, University Hospital, University of Basel
    5. Facilitator:  
    6. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Health Economics
  • Sociocultural Transformations and Health

    Public health interventions take place in a social, cultural and political context which shapes attitudes and behaviours around health. Through the transformation of values, images of the body, conceptions of risk, illness and health, socio-cultural change is influencing globally health issues in contemporary societies. With this interdisciplinary module, students will develop competencies which allow them to integrate and apply a social science perspective in public health activities. After the module, students will be able
    to integrate social theory concepts in their practice of public health
    to assess the impact of these social theory concepts on health law, policy, management etc.
    to take into account socio-cultural change when designing and assessing public health strategies and interventions

    to anticipate and monitor a population's reception of public health strategies

    1. Dates: 13.01.2021 – 15.01.2021
    2. Registration: 13.11.2020
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Claudine Burton-Jeangros 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Integrationsmodul Medizin für Nichtmediziner

    • Ziele:
      • Verstehen des Aufbaus und der Organfunktionen des menschlichen Körpers
      • Erfassen und Übertragen der medizinischen Terminologie
      • Aufzeigen wichtiger Krankheitsbilder
      • Ableiten der Denkstruktur der medizinischen Leistungserbringer
    • Inhalt: Anatomie, Physiologie, Diagnostische Denkweise, Medikamentenlehre, Terminologie, Krankheitslehre (Rheumatische Erkrankungen, Gefässerkrankungen, Unfälle/Verletzungen, Entzündungen/Infekte, Tumore/Krebs und Psychiatrie), Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention, Trends/Entwicklungen Medtech
    • Methodik: Selbststudium, Präsenzunterricht (Referate, Fallbeispiele, Einzel- und Gruppenarbeiten, Präsentationen, Plenumsdiskussionen u.a.m.), Lernplattform
    1. Dates: 21.01.2021 –
    2.  7 days over 4 months
    3. Location: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Winterthur
    4. Facilitator: Daniel Baumgartner, Benjamin Dubno 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • Arbeitsmedizin u. -sicherheit, Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement, Return to work, Prävention und Reintegration, Wandel der Arbeit

    Die Modulwoche zum Thema Arbeit und Gesundheit ist trinational (D-A-CH) ausgerichtet. Es wird ein Überblick über das
    Zusammenwirken von Arbeit und Gesundheit und den rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen, Aufgaben und Verantwortlichkeiten in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz vermittelt. Nebst der traditionellen Sicht der arbeitsspezifischen Gesundheitsrisiken und deren Prävention (primär, sekundär und tertiär) stehen das Reintegrationspotential von Arbeit und die demografischen und arbeitsmarktlichen Veränderungen im Fokus. Die arbeitsmedizinischen Aspekte werden durch einen Feldbesuch veranschaulicht. Ziel des Moduls ist, die Teilnehmenden zu befähigen, wirkungsorientierte Konzepte und Einzelfall-Lösungen für die Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz, bei arbeitsmedizinischen Problemstellungen und für die Reintegration bei Krankheit und Unfall zu entwickeln.


    Themen
    • Arbeit in unserer Gesellschaft, Wandel der Arbeit, Bedeutung der Arbeit für die Gesundheit
    • Arbeitssicherheit / Arbeitsschutz / Arbeitsmedizin in D – A – CH, mit Feldbesuch
    • Berufskrankheiten und arbeitsassoziierte Krankheiten
    • Return to Work-Konzepte und -Projekte
    • Privatrechtlicher Arbeitsvertrag als Instrument der Gesundheitssicherung am Arbeitsplatz
    • • Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement, Evidenz, Return of Investment
    • • Work Ability Index
    • Medizin aus versicherungsmedizinischer Perspektive: Allergien, COPD
    1. Dates: 25.01.2021 – 29.01.2021
    2. Registration: 30.06.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Yvonne Bollag, Brigitta Danuser 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine, Social Security, Health and Accident Insurance
  • Politique et gestion en santé publique

    • Planifier un programme de santé publique, le mettre en œuvre et l’évaluer
    • Promouvoir une politique favorable à la santé et adaptée aux besoins prioritaires de santé d’une population
    1. Dates: 25.01.2021 – 29.01.2021
    2. Registration: 14.09.2020
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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: 01.02.2021 – 04.02.2021
    2. Registration: 07.12.2020
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Georg Bauer, Brigitta Danuser 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Principes et méthodes de la santé publique

    Ce module a pour but de présenter les principes et méthodes de la santé publique. Plus particulièrement, les étudiants vont acquérir des connaissances et développer des compétences sur l’histoire de la santé publique, les méthodes et outils de la surveillance sanitaire, les systèmes d’informations sanitaires, ainsi que les méthodes épidémiologiques et biostatistiques.

    1. Dates: 01.02.2021 – 30.06.2021
    2.  Dates TBC
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Arnaud Chiolero 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Épidémiologie et état de santé de la population

    Epidémiologie des maladies transmissibles et non-transmissibles. Des concepts épidémiologiques de base comme la transition sanitaire et démographique, la santé globale et le vieillissement de la population sont aussi abordés, avec une attention particulière pour les déterminants sociaux de la santé dans une perspective « lifecourse ».

    1. Dates: 01.02.2021 – 30.06.2021
    2.  Dates TBC
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Murielle Bochud 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Niveaux d’intervention en santé publique et déterminants de l’état de santé

    Concepts, approches et méthodes propres à la planification stratégique dans les services de santé en identifiant les contributions attendues d’un plan stratégique et en le différenciant d’autres types d’interventions. Développement des compétences en analyse et design des organisations ainsi qu’en gestion du changement, afin d’être capable d’intervenir de façon adéquate lors du design et de la mise en oeuvre d’un changement organisationnel.

    1. Dates: 01.02.2021 – 30.06.2021
    2.  Dates TBC
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Raphaël Bize 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health Services
  • Santé au travail, environnement et société

    Ce module aborde les concepts de base en épidémiologie environnementale, en santé au travail et en droit de la santé, illustrés par de nombreux exemples pratiques (polluants, bruit, travail de nuit, travailleuses enceintes, etc.) permettant de comprendre le lien avec la santé publique.

    1. Dates: 01.02.2021 – 30.06.2021
    2.  Dates TBC
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: David Vernez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Statistische Methoden zum Umgang mit Confounding und Interaktionen in epidemiologischen Studien

    Die Teilnehmenden lernen, wie man in der Auswertung epidemiologischer Studien anhand multivariabler Methoden Confounding identifizieren und kontrollieren und Interaktionen quantifizieren kann. Sie lernen, die Resultate solcher Auswertungen korrekt zu interpretieren und zu beschreiben.

    Inhalte
    • Unterschiedliche statistische Methoden für den Umgang mit Confounding
    • Prinzipien multivariabler Verfahren (einfache Beispiele der klassischen Regression)
    • Logistische Regression
    • Ausblick auf binomiale Regression, Poisson Regression und Überlebensanalyse
    • Darstellung und Interpretation von Ergebnissen multivariabler Analysen
    1. Dates: 03.02.2021 – 12.02.2021
    2.  Course dates: 3 - 5 February 2021 and 12 February 2021
    3. Registration: 03.12.2020
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    5. Facilitator: Jan Hattendorf 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Soziokulturelle Kontexte, Migration und gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit

    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.

    Inhalte
    • Gesundheitliche Ungleichheit: Erklärungen zu Entstehung und Reproduktion
    • Nationale Policies in der Schweiz und im Ausland
    • Erklärungsansätze für die Bedeutung des soziokulturellen Kontextes in Interventionen
    • Rahmenbedingungen für Policies, Programme und Projekte, die Chancengleichheit verbessern
    • Konzepte für Interventionen mit Chancengleichheit im Zentrum
    • Beispiele ausgewählter Interventionen
    • Barrieren und Erfolgsfaktoren für nachhaltige Interventionen
    1. Dates: 24.02.2021 – 26.02.2021
    2. Registration: 24.12.2020
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Thomas Abel 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Migration health
  • Targeted communication in the context of work and health

    Familiarize yourself 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.

    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: 01.03.2021 – 04.03.2021
    2. Registration: 20.01.2021
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Peter J. Schulz 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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.

    Inhalte
    • Wann ist ein Gesundheitsproblem ein Public-Health-Problem?
    • aktuelle Prinzipien der Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention
    • Strategieentwicklung
    • Spektrum der möglichen Massnahmen in Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention
    • Normen und Werte in Public Health
    • Instrumente der Qualitätssicherung und Evaluation

    1. Dates: 01.03.2021 – 16.03.2021
    2.  Course dates: 01.03.2021 and 15 - 16.03.2021
    3. Registration: 01.01.2021
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Roger Staub, Beatrice Annaheim 
    6. Topics: Global Health, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Santé internationale

    • Identifier les enjeux prioritaires de santé dans un contexte de globalisation
    • Développer des plans d’action adaptés aux réalités locales, régionales ou globales
    1. Dates: 08.03.2021 – 12.03.2021
    2. Registration: 14.09.2020
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Global / International Health
  • Concepts and research methods

    Basic tool kit

    • Introduction to qualitative research methods
    • Basic statistics
    • Statistic tutorial
    • Basic epidemiology and evidence-based medicine

    Applied epidemiology
    • Epidemiological framework
    • Population-based sampling
    • Analytical plan and presentation
    1. Dates: 08.03.2021 – 11.06.2021
    2. Registration: 31.10.2020
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) - Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Health challenges

    Essential Laboratory and Parasitology
    – Introduction to medical parasitology
    – Essential laboratory skills
    – Integrated vector management


    Health Care
    • – Clinical presentation of important diseases
    • – Growth and nutrition
    • – Gender and health
    • – Environmental health sciences
    • – Tuberculosis and AB resistance
    • – Diarrhoea
    • – Sexually transmitted infections
    • – Schistosomiasis
    • – Filarial infections
    • – Global HIV and hepatitis – epidemiological, clinical, operational
    • – Viruses – hepatitis – hepatopathies
    • – Neglected tropical diseases
    • – Aspects of malaria
    • – Febrile tropical diseases

    Reproductive and child health
    • – Family planning and the post-2015 agenda
    • – Safe motherhood
    • – Maternal, newborn and child health
    • – Sexual reproductive health and people on the move
    • – HIV and AIDS
    • – Socio-cultural and economic mediators of sexual reproductive health
    1. Dates: 08.03.2021 – 11.06.2021
    2. Registration: 31.10.2020
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) - Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Communication and health systems management

    Intercultural communication
    – Writing in international health
    – Culture’s consequences
    – Working in groups
    – Health promotion and community empowerment
    – Communicating effectively about rational drug use

    Management strategies
    • Health system and its equity as well as health metrics
    • Introduction to project cycle management and logframe
    • Access to essential medicines: from policy to responsible use
    • Health in humanitarian assistance and the aphere project
    • Social marketing
    • SWAP – the sector-wide approach
    • Financing and payment of health services at district level
    • Health workforce development
    • Cost effectiveness in setting priorities
    • Corruption
    • Technology management and eHealth
    • Quality is not optional: from logframes to quality management
    • Challenges of global health
    • HRAM – health resource allocation model
    1. Dates: 08.03.2021 – 11.06.2021
    2. Registration: 31.10.2020
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) - Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Communication in Public 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.

    The goal of this course is simple: to enable PhD students to get their articles written and sent off to a journal.

    1. Dates: 08.03.2021 – 10.03.2021
    2. Registration: 08.02.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Claudia Kühni 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Handwerk zur Bearbeitung komplexer Leistungsfälle und -fragen: Medizinische Begutachtung und Empfehlung, rechtliche Beurteilung

    Dieses Praxistransfermodul fokussiert auf der Vermittlung des Handwerks der ärztlichen Begutachtung anhand der 12
    Schritte, wie im Buch von Hoffmann-Richter/Jeger/Schmitt beschrieben. Dabei werden einzelne Schritte anhand von
    Inputreferaten und Gruppenarbeiten vertieft bearbeitet.
    Spezifische Themenschwerpunkte sind unter anderem Grundlagen der Motivationsdiagnostik, Objektivität in Recht und
    Medizin, der Begriff der Kausalität aus medizinischer und juristischer Perspektive, Selbstreflexion über die Rolle als
    GutachterIn.
    Ziel des Moduls ist, dass die Teilnehmenden die Fähigkeit haben, medizinische Empfehlungen oder Gutachten zu beurteilen
    und als MedizinerInnen in praxi selbst zu erstellen. Dieses Modul ermöglicht den Teilnehmenden die direkte Teilnahme an
    der Abschlussprüfung der Gutachter-Zertifizierung der SIM.
    Themen
    • Gutachten in unterschiedlichen Rechtsbereichen
    • Vorstellung Handwerk der Begutachtung: die 12 Arbeitsschritte
    • Aktenanalyse und Exploration
    • Motivationsdiagnostik
    • Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen Behandlungs- und Begutachtungskontext
    • Klinische Untersuchung
    • Argumentieren mit Literatur
    • Kausalität medizinisch und juristisch
    • Selbstreflektion über die Rolle als GutachterIn
    • Übersetzungsarbeit Leistungsfähigkeit

    • Medizin aus versicherungsmedizinischer Perspektive: rheumatoide Arthritis

    1. Dates: 15.03.2021 – 19.03.2021
    2. Registration: 30.06.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Yvonne Bollag, Ralf Dohrenbusch 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences, Social Security, Health and Accident Insurance
  • Social status, social interactions and capital: social science applications in public health

    (TBC)

    Social status, social interactions and social capital are key social science concepts that public health has drawn on fruitfully to elucidate various public health problems from the social determinants of health to health care team and health-provider/patient communication. In this course, we examine these concepts, drawing on founding texts from the social sciences and seeing how they have been applied in the fields of public health and health services. Understanding the origin and meaning of these concepts will help researchers to situate and weigh the role of the social in the study of health and health services.

    Objectives: To gain greater understanding of social science concepts and how they can be applied in public health research

    1. Dates: 14.04.2021 – 16.04.2021
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator: Stéphane Cullati, Kristen Jafflin 
    4. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Fundamental Concepts in Epidemiology

    This course will provide an orientation to health and medical research from a quantitative and epidemiological viewpoint. It will give an introduction to the design of public health and clinical research, and it will discuss measures of disease frequency and association, and the validity of research in medicine. The course will discuss recent developments in epidemiologic methods for public health and clinical research. It will review the various study designs and major issues in the validity of epidemiologic studies. It will give an overview of elements of epidemiologic data-analysis.


    Objectives

    The purpose of this introductory class is to discuss the principles and methods of epidemiology for quantitative health research; to demonstrate their applicability in research in public health and clinical medicine; and to demonstrate the interrelations of public health and clinical research.

    1. Dates: 26.04.2021 – 30.04.2021
    2. Registration: 26.03.2021
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Albert Hofman, Oscar Franco 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • 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.


    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • Evaluate and manage ventilation
    • Manage airborne contaminants in various situations to reduce risk
    • Evaluate and manage ventilation and containment
    • Evaluate substitution as an option in exposure management
    1. Dates: 03.05.2021 – 06.05.2021
    2. Registration: 22.03.2021
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Guillaume Suarez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Basics of Ethics in Health Sciences Research

    (TBC)

    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 research on the conduct of research, biased dissemination and waste.
    Objectives: At the end of the module participants will have an understanding of the basics and principles of ethics in health research, and they will have gained deeper knowledge in some selected areas.

    1. Dates: 06.05.2021 – 07.05.2021
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator: Verina Wild, Sven Trelle 
    4. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Ethics and Privacy
  • Big Data in Public Health

    By the end of the course, the participants are familiar with public health relevant definitions and challenges of big data approaches from major public health disciplines. They are able to address key issues in research and the broader public health discourse. Specifically, participants will:

    1. Gain a broad understanding of the relevance and potential for big data to advance public health research
    2. Apply novel methods in big data analysis towards addressing important public health challenges
    3. Develop a project with potential for real-world public health impact using big data methods.
    1. Dates: 17.05.2021 – 21.05.2021
    2. Registration: 17.04.2021
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Oliver Gruebner, John Naslund 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Advanced Methodologies for Clinical Trial

    In evidence based medicine, randomized clinical trials (RCT) is considered as the most scientifically rigorous method of hypothesis testing. RCT is the gold standard trial for evaluating the effectiveness of interventions. However, there is no “one-size-fits-all” when designing an RCT.

    The aim of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive review of various designs of RCT ranging from traditional designs to the state-of-the-art adaptive designs (ADs), including both frequentist and Bayesian approaches.
    Key points will be illustrated through several case studies from presenters experience across the whole development space from early development through to late phase confirmatory studies. A wide range of therapeutic areas will be covered. Frequent practical sessions will be organized to ensure attendees will be able to apply new concepts for their own studies.
    The more advanced part of the course is devoted to adaptive designs, a novel approach to improving the efficiency and flexibility of clinical trials. As well as learning about how to design adaptive trials, practical aspects and interactions with the regulators will also be discussed. Real examples will be used to illustrate how frequentist or Bayesian methods work. A strong emphasis will be placed on learning how to use the R package to implement such methodology in practice.


    Day 1: Methodological Introduction
    Day 2: Bayesian methods in clinical trials
    Day 3: Adaptive designs using R
    Day 4: Adaptive designs using R
    Day 5: Adaptive designs using R

    1. Dates: 01.06.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Registration: 15.04.2021
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: François Curtin, Stephane Heritier 
    6. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Data Analytics - Modular Course

    Through this modular course of four weeks, data analytics skills are developed with emphasis put in their different dimensions (see detailed descriptions for each course). The statistical software R, a flexible and efficient language that builds a bridge between software development and data analysis, is the main support for the acquisition of the relevant data analytics skills. Depending on the student background, each week can be taken independently of the other, although for those with little experience, it is recommended to follow the proposed order.

    This course is a modular Course:
    • Module 1 Computing with R (2 weeks)
    • Module 2 Statistical and Machine Learning for Big Data (1 week)
    • Module 3 Time-Based Analytics (1 week)
    1. Dates: 01.06.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Registration: 15.04.2021
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: Matthew Beckman, Si Konda 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Global and Regional Migration Governance

    • Learn about migration governance from leading international organizations and experts
    • Gain an interdisciplinary perspective
    • Network with experts working in the field
    • Visit the leading organizations in international Geneva
    • Learn about regional migration initiatives


    At the end of this course, participants will have a profound understanding of the state of play of international (regional and global) migration policy, politics and law today and will have established a network of contacts with academics and practitioners working in the field. This will allow them to either orient their future studies or refresh and extend existing knowledge.

    1. Dates: 01.06.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Registration: 15.04.2021
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: Sandra Lavenex 
    6. Topics: Global / International Health
  • Global Citizenship Education

    Programme Objectives:

    • Understand the history and theoretical foundations of Global Citizenship Education;
    • Develop the ability to create institutional projects in the area of Global Citizenship;
    • Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to set up research projects on Global Citizenship;
    • Prepare for a critical analysis of pedagogical projects in international, national and local contexts aiming to promote Global Citizenship Education.
    1. Dates: 01.06.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Registration: 15.04.2021
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: Clementina Acedo, Abdeljalil Akkari 
    6. Topics: Global / International Health, Transferable Skills
  • International Law & International Humanitarian Law

    SUMMER SCHOOL ON INTERNATIONAL LAW (Module 1)Foundational courses:- Sustainable development: 7h- Non-state actors: 7h- Politics of International Law: : 7h- International dispute settlement: 7hSpecific insights:- International investment protection: a failed experiment?: 3h- The challenge of climate change: 3h- The South China Sea Dispute: 3h- International law and diplomats: 3h- International law and Gender: 3h

    ADDITIONAL MODULE ON INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW (Module 2: M2)Course content:- International Humanitarian Law today: 4h- Refugee law: 4h- Challenges of the International Criminal Court: 4h- Terrorism: 4h- Targeted killings: 4h- International humanitarian law and human rights: 4h

    1. Dates: 01.06.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2. Registration: 15.05.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Makane Mbengue, Thomas Schultz 
    5. Topics: Health Law and Regulations
  • Policy Evaluation

    Does welfare spending reduce poverty? Does the minimum wage destroy jobs? Does trade liberalisation increase inequality? Does development aid really help poor countries? Do longer sentences reduce crime? Policy makers around the globe are confronted with these questions on a daily basis and effective policy interventions can only be designed with good answers.

    Measuring and understanding the effect of policies is now more important than ever in any field, from development to labour, from finance to education and beyond. The Geneva Summer School in “Policy Evaluation” offers students a comprehensive understanding of the most advanced techniques of policy evaluation through a powerful combination of theoretical classes and applied examples.

    1. Dates: 01.06.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Registration: 15.04.2021
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: Stefan Sperlich 
    6. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Prejudice, discrimination, and the diversity challenge

    At the end of this summer school, the participants will be able to:

    • define the basic concepts and theories about stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and diversity from the perspectives of different disciplines (social psychology as well as economy, law, social work, gender studies etc).
    • use this theoretical framework to critically analyze societal and social phenomenon involving ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment etc
    • identify policies to prevent and reduce prejudice and discrimination in different settings (the workplace, university) and assess potential transfer of these policies to their own context
    • prepare and deliver a presentation about a specific form of stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination taking into their own cultural, professional, and educational background.
    1. Dates: 01.06.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Registration: 15.04.2020
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: Klea Faniko, Olivier Desrichard 
    6. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Disaster management

    Practical interdisciplinary disaster management. Students will learn and practice controlling and managing mid- to large-scale industrial accidents in collaboration with external partners.


    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • Select and properly use the suitable PPE
    • Select, mobilize and cooperate with external partners, e.g. fire brigade troops, rescue troops, police, state government
    • Evaluate personal contamination and perform decontamination
    • Manage contagious lab spills
    1. Dates: 07.06.2021 – 10.06.2021
    2. Registration: 19.04.2021
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann, Tom Hofmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Sciences sociales et économiques, droit/éthique

    • Utiliser les méthodologies des sciences sociales pour récolter et interpréter des données
    • Intégrer les dimensions socio-culturelles dans l’analyse des questions de santé
    • Analyser les fonctionnements des systèmes de santé (économie, management)
    • Identifier et analyser les enjeux éthiques et du droit dans la santé publique
    1. Dates: 07.06.2021 – 11.06.2021
    2. Registration: 14.09.2020
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Biosafety

    This course is equivalent to the official Biosafety level I course.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • Work as a biosafety officer on level I
    • Instruct lab workers on biosafety issues
    • Manage contagious waste
    • Manage contagious lab spills

    1. Dates: 11.06.2021 – 11.06.2021
    2. Registration: 09.05.2021
    3. Location: Institut für Virologie und Immunologie (IVI), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Risikobeurteilung und Risikohandling, Underwriting, Risk-Management, Longevity

    Zur Versicherungsmedizin gehört die Erarbeitung von Grundlagen und die Einzelfallbeurteilungen, wie vorbestehende
    Gesundheitsrisiken in einer privaten (Zusatz-) Versicherung versicherbar sein können und wie mit Grossrisiken umzugehen ist. Im Fokus des Moduls stehen einerseits die individuelle Risikoabschätzung und Risikohandhabung für Krankheit, Invalidität und Tod. Die Teilnehmenden lernen die Versicherungsprodukte in der privaten Personenversicherung, die in der Praxis angewendeten Tools und Unterlagen, sowie deren medizinische Grundlagen und die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen kennen und anhand praktischer Fallübungen anwenden. Das Thema der Langlebigkeit wird mathematisch beleuchtet und in den Kontext gestellt. Ziel ist, dass die Teilnehmenden in der Lage sind, selber Risikoeinschätzungen vorzunehmen, die rechtliche Korrektheit des Umgangs mit der Risikoeinschätzung beurteilen zu können, Produkte mitentwickeln und Konzepte im Umgang mit Grossrisiken mitgestalten zu können.


    Themen
    • Prinzipien der individuellen Risikoprüfung
    • Tarifierungsrichtlinien, Evidence-based Rating
    • Risk Management
    • Rechtlicher Rahmen der Risikoprüfung, Diskriminierungsverbot
    • Longevity
    • Medizin aus versicherungsmedizinischer Perspektive: Diabetes, HIV
    1. Dates: 14.06.2021 – 18.06.2021
    2. Registration: 30.06.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Herbert Lüthy, Kurt Pärli 
    5. Topics: Social Security, Health and Accident Insurance
  • Global Health, Drugs, Policy and Power

    The main objectives of the Summer School are for students to:

    • acquire a strong understanding of the major health and human rights issues related to drug use and drug policy;
    • become familiar with and gain insight into the functioning and implications of international drug control regime and its intersection with public health and human rights ;
    • understand the historical, sociological and policy perspective of three major present day drug issues: opiates overdose epidemics; cannabis and tobacco.
    • understand the power dynamics of how various substances are dealt with in our societies; and explore solutions for better governance.
    1. Dates: 21.06.2021 – 25.06.2021
    2.  Dates TBC!
    3. Registration: 15.04.2021
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe, Barbara Broers 
    6. Topics: Global / International Health, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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.

    Objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to define the appropriate analysis method for a clustered data set. Participants will be able to perform and evaluate own analyses of clustered data.

    1. Dates: 30.06.2021 – 02.07.2021
    2. Registration: 30.05.2021
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Martin Röösli 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • 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: 12.07.2021 – 16.07.2021
    2. Registration: 12.06.2021
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Joel Schwartz, Martin Röösli 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Experimental Health Economics

    The experimental method has become an important tool for research in health economics. The course introduces the method of experimental economics and then focuses on three selected topics, which are at the core of current research in experimental health economics (i.e., individual decision-making, bargaining, and competition). For each topic, the lecture gives an overview of major findings that have been obtained through laboratory experiments. With the help of presentations, more de-tailed aspects of experimental health economics will be discussed. Participants should be familiar with game theory at least at a basic level.

    Objectives:

    • To give students an understanding of the experimental method
    • To make students competent in applying this method in health economics
    • To motivate students to conduct their own research in the field of experimental health economics
    1. Dates: 01.08.2021 – 31.08.2021
    2.  No exact dates available yet!
    3. Location: Basel
    4. Facilitator: Jeannette Brosig-Koch 
    5. Topics: Health Economics
  • Führung und Kommunikation, Management/Selbstmanagement, Verantwortlichkeiten

    Dieser Praxistransferworkshop fokussiert primär auf die Selbstkompetenz und Kommunikationsfähigkeit der Teilnehmenden in Situationen mit vielen Beteiligten mit unterschiedlichen Aufgaben und Funktionen und unterschiedlichen Hintergründen. Themen können sein: Arzt - Patient; Case Managerin – behandelnde Therapeuten; Versicherung – Patientenanwalt; Mediziner – Jurist; Arzt – Explorand uam. Ebenso wird wichtiges Handwerk für Führung und Management, insbesondere auch zu Selbstmanagement und Umgang mit Wandel, vermittelt. Persönliche Zielentwicklung, Selbstreflexion, persönliche Weiterentwicklung und Selbstorganisation werden reflektiert und eigenständig bearbeitet. Flankierend werden im Modul ökonomische/finanzielle, ethische und rechtliche Verantwortlichkeiten behandelt.


    Themen
    • Führung: sich selbst führen, andere führen, sich führen lassen
    • Selbstmanagement, Changemanagement
    • Kommunikation an Schnittstellen
    • Konfliktmanagement
    • Corporate Governance
    • Wirtschaftsethik
    • Finanzdaten lesen
    1. Dates: 23.08.2021 – 27.08.2021
    2. Registration: 30.06.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Stephan Fuhrer, Stefan Grotefeld 
    5. Topics: Transferable Skills, Social Security, Health and Accident Insurance
  • 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: 30.08.2021 – 01.08.2021
    2. Registration: 21.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Gregor Jenny 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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.

    The goal of this course is simple: to enable PhD students to get their articles written and sent off to a journal.

    1. Dates: 07.09.2021 – 09.09.2021
    2. Registration: 07.08.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Nicola Low 
    5. Topics: General Scientific 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 severalstudies 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 bias in the included studies, synthesis of data and examination of 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 R.


    Objectives: To enable PhD students to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses as part of their PhD work, under the supervision of experienced reviewers.

    1. Dates: 22.09.2021 – 24.09.2021
    2. Registration: 22.08.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Georgia Salanti, Matthias Egger 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Management of health in organizations

    In this module, students learn to manage work and health activities and define key health indicators.


    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • Select and implement an absence and case management system
    • Design and implement a health campaign/event to foster individual health behavior change
    • Write a health report for an organization
    • Integrate organizational health as a central value in the culture of an organization
    1. Dates: 27.09.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2. Registration: 16.08.2021
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Holger Dressel 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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.


    Objectives: By the end of this 3 day course, students will be able to use R for statistical analysis and graphical representation. They will be aware of the common mistakes and will get familiar with additional tools to use R more efficiently.

    1. Dates: 04.10.2021 – 06.10.2021
    2. Registration: 04.09.2021
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Jan Hattendorf 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Risk policy, management, and communication

    Occupational hygiene specialists should understand human risk perception and risk behavior, legal boundary conditions for chemicals handling, and risk management. This course will introduce students to human risk perception, the applications of Swiss legal framework in work and health, and the training of workers in the 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: 04.10.2021 – 07.10.2021
    2. Registration: 30.08.2021
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: David Vernez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Applied Logistic Regression

    This course provides theoretical and practical training on the popular logistic regression model, which has become the standard analytical method for use with a categorical response variable. This is a hands-on, applied course where students will become proficient at using computer software (Stata or R) to analyze data drawn from the fields of medicine, epidemiology, and public health.

    Objectives: By the end of this course, students should:
    • Master methods of statistical modeling when the response variable is binary.
    • Be confident users of Stata or R computing binary logistic regression models.
    1. Dates: 11.10.2021 – 15.10.2021
    2. Registration: 11.09.2021
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Stanley Lemeshow, Ben Spycher 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • GIS for Public Health

    (TBC)

    This course offers an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (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.

    Objectives: Students will gain knowledge in the fundamentals of GIS for spatial data handling and analysis. By the end of the course, students will:

    • Understand how GIS can be used to enhance public health and research;
    • Be able to acquire, add, manipulate, visualise and map spatial data in a GIS; and
    • Be able to perform basic spatial analyses in ArcGIS and QGIS.
    1. Dates: 01.11.2021 – 30.11.2021
    2.  Exact dates to be confirmed!
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Qualitative Health Research: BASIC module: Defining and developing qualitative research in public health

    (TBC)

    Within public health, there is a growing interest to study and understand human behavior, representations, and individual experiences of those taking part in a studied phenomenon. Qualitative designs are the method of choice to address those issues.

    Learning outcomes: define qualitative research, choose between several designs and tools and develop a qualitative research protocol.

    1. Dates: 17.11.2021 – 19.11.2021
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator: Rose-Anna Foley , Christina Akré 
    4. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Qualitative Health Research: ADVANCED module: Appraising qualitative health research

    (TBC)

    Qualitative health research helps grasp behaviors and practices of patients and populations at risk, combined with the meaning health professionals and stakeholders give to their practices and actions, those both being known tounderlie and influence health practices.

    By giving particular attention to the context of an intervention, qualitative research is particularly effective for evaluating programs in the public health field. It allows to reflect on the broader health care context, with its sociocultural and historical features.

    Learning outcomes: discuss and appraise quality in research protocols and papers; conduct a qualitative study themselves, as well as put emphasis on the importance of the theoretical framework underlying the interpretive process of researchers.

    1. Dates: 25.11.2021 – 26.11.2021
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator: Rose-Anna Foley , Christina Akré 
    4. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Introduction to Statistical Software Stata® and Electronic Data Capture Software REDCap

    This course is divided in two parts:

    • Part 1 is a short introduction to the electronic data capture software REDCap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. The course offers a basic introduction to clinical data management and covers the basic steps involved when building up a small study database. Additionally, useful tips regarding the design of Case Reports Forms (CRFs) are provided.
    • Part 2 is a practical introduction to Stata, a statistical analysis software (www.stata.com). The following topics will be covered: data import and export, data manipulation, statistical analysis, graphical representation and an introduction on loops (repetitive tasks). We will also show how to use additional user written commands that are not “official Stata”.


    Objectives:

    • By end of part 1, students will be able to set up their own database in REDCap.
    • By the end of part 2, students will be able to run a typical Stata project: import data from text or Excel files, perform data manipulation (including using labels), save manipulated data, perform simple statistical analysis and graphical representation of the data.
    1. Dates: 01.12.2021 – 03.12.2021
    2. Registration: 01.11.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Adrian Spoerri, Yves Bochud 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Integrationsmodul Medizin für Nichtmediziner

    • Ziele:
      • Verstehen des Aufbaus und der Organfunktionen des menschlichen Körpers
      • Erfassen und Übertragen der medizinischen Terminologie
      • Aufzeigen wichtiger Krankheitsbilder
      • Ableiten der Denkstruktur der medizinischen Leistungserbringer
    • Inhalt: Anatomie, Physiologie, Diagnostische Denkweise, Medikamentenlehre, Terminologie, Krankheitslehre (Rheumatische Erkrankungen, Gefässerkrankungen, Unfälle/Verletzungen, Entzündungen/Infekte, Tumore/Krebs und Psychiatrie), Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention, Trends/Entwicklungen Medtech
    • Methodik: Selbststudium, Präsenzunterricht (Referate, Fallbeispiele, Einzel- und Gruppenarbeiten, Präsentationen, Plenumsdiskussionen u.a.m.), Lernplattform
    1. Dates: 20.01.2022 –
    2.  7 days over 4 months
    3. Location: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Winterthur
    4. Facilitator: Daniel Baumgartner, Benjamin Dubno 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences