Courses

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  • Analyse de survie

    Ce cours présente la problématique de l’analyse statistique de données censurées, lorsque la variable d’intérêt est la durée entre un premier événement (par exemple une opération) et un second événement (par exemple la mort ou la récidive), et que ce second événement n’est pas observé chez tous les patient·e·s de l’échantillon durant le temps de l’étude (il y a des survivant·e·s au terme de l’étude). Ces analyses, en particulier la méthode de Kaplan-Meier, les modèles exponentiels et le modèle de Cox, sont très fréquentes dans les sciences biomédicales. Les méthodes sont illustrées avec le logiciel statistique Stata.
    Introduction à la problématique de l’analyse de survie, méthode de Kaplan-Meier
    Inférence à partir de Kaplan-Meier, test du log-rank, exercices sur papier
    Concept de taux de mortalité, modèle exponentiel, lien entre modèle de Poisson et modèle exponentiel, modèle exponentiel par morceaux, exercices avec Stata
    Modèle de Cox, exercices avec Stata
    Exercices récapitulatifs avec Stata

    1. Dates: 18.05.2022 – 20.05.2022
    2.  Course Dates: 18., 19. and 20. May
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Valentin Rousson 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
    1. Dates: 22.05.2022 – 22.06.2022
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: L. Buccoliero 
    4. Topics: Community Health, Communication in Public Health
  • The Swiss health care system in international comparison

    Description:

    This course outlines the basics of the Swiss health care system and compares it with other big types of health care systems. In the first part of the course, students will learn what an insurance is and what an insurance does. The second part will give an introduction on the history of health care systems and the welfare state. The third part will compare different types of health care systems with the Swiss system. In the fourth part, students will apply the concepts they have learned and discuss the influence of different types of health care systems on countries’ response in acute health care crises.

    1. Dates: 22.05.2022 – 22.06.2022
    2. Registration: 22.05.2022
    3. Location: Online course on zoom
    4. Facilitator: Judith Lulatsch 
    5. Topics:
    1. Dates: 23.05.2022 – 25.05.2022
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: L. Buccoliero 
    4. Topics:
  • Introduction to the Statistical Software R

    This is a one-day introduction course in the R programming language. R is a freely available programming language which is widely used for data analysis. Attending the course requires no prior experience in R. Participants will learn how to use R for performing statistical analyses in the context of life sciences. We will start by describing very simple functionalities and we will then use real datasets in order to explore visualization techniques, perform statistical tests and fit simple regression models. In this course we will utilize R-studio, a freely available environment that greatly facilitates the use of R. We will also show how to use R markdown to easily create reports from data analyses.


    Objectives:

    • To familiarize with the R-studio environment
    • To learn basic functionalities such as downloading libraries, open and use R scripts
    • To understand the basics of R programming language
    • To run commands in order to perform descriptive statistics, statistical tests and simple regression models
    1. Dates: 26.05.2022 – 26.05.2022
    2. Registration: 26.04.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Georgia Salanti, Orestis Efthimiou 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Occupational toxicology

    Aim: This module is fundamentals of toxicology and is divided in two parts: acute toxicity (part I: Hazardous materials training) and chronic toxicity of chemicals used at work. This module focus on how contaminants enter the human body (absorption), behave inside the body (distribution), transform (metabolism), and are eliminated.
    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • Explain the concepts of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME), and the parameters influencing ADME
    • Retrieve and link absorption to metabolite formation and internal dose
    • Understand organ toxicity such as neurotoxicity, hematotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity and reprotoxicity
    • Give examples common chemicals used at the workplace and their organ toxicities.
    • Treatment of acute intoxications in first aid settings


    Contents:

    • Basic principles of toxicology
    • Source of exposure and effects of the main toxic agents in the workplace in Switzerland
    • Carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic chemicals
    • Principles of regulatory toxicology
    • Toxicological data bases for work and health specialist
    • Official hazmat life support course, including international certification
    • Poisoning treatment paradigm, including specific Antidotes

    1. Dates: 30.05.2022 – 02.06.2022
    2. Registration: 01.04.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Myriam Borgatta, Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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.

    Inhalte
    • Theoretischer Hintergrund: gesundheitsökonomische Konzepte
    • Empirische Methoden der Kostenbestimmung und der gesundheitsökonomischen Evaluation
    • Prioritätenfestsetzung (Rationalisierung und Rationierung)
    • Gesundheitsökonomie und -politik in der Krankenversicherung
    • Argumentation bei gesundheitsökonomischen Empfehlungen
    • Kritisches Lesen von Publikationen zu gesundheitsökonomischen Evaluationen
    1. Dates: 30.05.2022 – 02.06.2022
    2. Registration: 30.03.2020
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Thomas D. Szucs 
    5. Topics: Health Economics, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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: 31.05.2022 – 20.06.2022
    2. Registration: 10.01.2022
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: David Vernez, Peggy Krief 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Études diagnostiques, pronostiques et scores cliniques

    • Principes généraux des études diagnostiques et pronostiques
    • Qualité des études diagnostiques
    • Performances de marqueurs diagnostiques / pronostiques
    • Seuil optimal
    • Développement et validation de scores prédictifs (discrimination, calibration)
    • Exercices pratiques
    1. Dates: 01.06.2022 – 03.06.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: C. Combescure 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • L’assurance maladie (obligatoire et privée)

    Objectives:

    • Comprendre la complexité du système des assurances sociales et identifier les enjeux.
    • Connaître la réglementation relative à la santé au travail
    • Bénéficier d’une approche pluridisciplinaire et orientée sur la pratique
    • Construire un réseau en santé publique


    Courses:

    • Assureurs intervenants (LAMal)
    • Prestations (LAMal)
    • Condition de remboursement, OPAS, liste des spécialités
    • Condition de remboursement des maladies rares
    • Condition de remboursement de l’hospitalisation à l’étranger
    • L’assurance-maladie privée / Loi sur le contrat d’assurance
    • Exercices
    1. Dates: 02.06.2022 – 03.06.2022
    2.  Course Dates: 2. and 3. June
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    5. Facilitator: G. Longchamp 
    6. Topics: Health Insurance, Learning Health Systems
  • Career Workshop II


    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
    • 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: 02.06.2022 – 13.07.2022
    2. Location: [ONLINE]
    3. Facilitator: Dagmar Engfer 
    4. Topics: Soft Skills
  • Career Workshop II

    Learning GoalsThe 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: 02.06.2022 – 13.07.2022
    2. Location: online via Zoom, including coaching session
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • Life Course Epidemiology and Public Health

    Objectives:

    After the course, participants should be able to: - understand the life course approach in health - critically appraise the life course models - critically appraise longitudinal epidemiological studies on the relationship between health changes and various exposures at different life periods. - find suitable longitudinal data to answer their life course research question - choose the most suitable statistical model to answer their life course research question

    1. Dates: 07.06.2022 – 09.06.2022
    2.  Preparation Work: 10 h, Contact: 18 h
    3. Registration: 07.05.2022
    4. Location: University of Fribourg
    5. Facilitator: Dr. Cristian Carmeli, PhD, Prof. Arnaud Chiolero, MD PhD 
    6. Topics:
  • Diagnostic Studies

    This course will focus on the design, analyses and interpretation of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies. DTA studies evaluate the performance of a diagnostic test, for example to gauge how good a test is at discriminating between diseased and non-diseased persons.
    This course starts with a basic introduction to what a DTA study is and what estimates such as sensitivity and specificity mean. Practicals will be used to calculate estimates of diagnostic accuracy on paper and using STATA. Some calculations to plan study size will be addressed. Thereafter, the course participants are introduced to variations in designs explaining the merits but also pitfalls of specific design choices. Sources of bias and variation will be discussed in detail.

    Objectives:

    • Understand the different objectives and designs of DTA studies
    • Understand the main ways to quantify diagnostic test accuracy and reliability
    • Understand potential risks of bias and concerns regarding applicability of DTA study results
    • Understand design options in case no generally accepted reference standard is available to compare your test of interest to (e.g. latent class analysis)
    • Understand the concepts underlying different approaches to statistical analyses of DTA studies, including sample size calculations
    • Describe estimates and interpret results from DTA studies appropriately
    • Understand necessary element for high quality of reporting (STARD)
    1. Dates: 08.06.2022 – 10.06.2022
    2. Registration: 08.04.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Anne W.S. Rutjes, Marcel Zwahlen 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
  • Recherche sur les services de santé : évaluation et implémentation

    Ce module a pour but d’introduire les participant·e·s aux enjeux et spécificité de la recherche évaluative et d’implémentation. Un mélange de cours, d’exercices et lectures, ainsi que d’exemples concrets du terrain permettra d’enseigner les différents aspects et concepts décrits. Ceci sera favorisé par l’interdisciplinarité et l’interprofessionnalité des intervenant·e·s du module. Il s’adresse aux professionnel·le·s de santé, chercheurs et chercheuses, décideur·se·s , toute personne intéressée par/impliquée dans la recherche évaluative et d’implémentation.
    Thématiques abordées
    Types d’étude en recherche sur les services de santé
    Types et méthodes d’évaluations
    Modèles logiques et théories de programme
    Interventions complexes: définition et spécificités de leurs évaluations
    Méthodes mixtes, un outil d’évaluation
    Données de routine et données reportées par les patients (PROMs, PREMs)
    Concepts et cadres conceptuels d’implémentation
    Etudes hybrides efficacité-implémentation
    Participation & implication du patient et des différents acteurs de santé – Evidence-based policy-making

    1. Dates: 08.06.2022 – 10.06.2021
    2.  Course Dates: 8., 9., 10. June
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux, Marie-Annick Le Pogam 
    6. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Learning Health Systems
  • 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: 13.06.2022 – 17.06.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
    1. Dates: 13.06.2022 – 15.07.2022
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: L. Lomazzi, C. De Pietro 
    4. Topics: Soft Skills, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Health Systems and Services in International Comparison

    Goal: Based on the WHO framework on health systems performance, this module allows participants to review, discuss and analyse selected health policy issues in Switzerland and to compare health systems and services of countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Upon completing the course, you will be able to have acquainted the performance framework of health systems and main conceptual elements of this framework and apply the performance framework to current health policy issues in Switzerland review, analyse and compare experiences in health system reform and strengthening in countries of Europe, Africa and Asia analyse and outline Swiss health policy issues in the light of international experiences.
    Contents:
    WHO framework on health systems performance. Emphasis is given on four of the main elements of the performance framework in the Swiss context
    Stewardship/governance
    Health information and evidence for decision-making
    Organisation and provision of services, resource planning, allocation and decentralisation
    Human resources for health

    We will apply the performance framework of health systems and the main conceptual elements of this framework such as governance, human resources, financing and health information from a systems-thinking perspective and relate them to emerging topics such as health service organisation. Participants will be able to critically review and apply the framework to current health systems and policy issues on the one hand and will be able to review, analyse and compare experiences in health systems strengthening and health system reform in countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia on the other. Critical elements such as governance, information and human resources will be related to the performance and expected outcomes of health systems.

    1. Dates: 13.06.2022 – 15.06.2022
    2. Registration: 13.04.2022
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Kaspar Wyss, Fabrizio Tediosi 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health System Research
    1. Dates: 13.06.2022 – 15.06.2022
    2. Location: Universita della Svizzera Italiana
    3. Facilitator: C. De Pietro, L. Lomazzi 
    4. Topics:
  • Summer School: Global Health, Drugs, Policy and Power

    CONTENT

    The summer school will address a number of important questions at the heart of international drug policy discussions today. The course will include lectures, case studies, mock debates, group work and more.
    Each day of the week will be organised around a specific theme and follow the pattern of 1) exploring the historical, sociological and policy perspectives of the particular issue; 2) examining what the current human rights, health and social challenges are; and 3) searching for what global policy and governance set-ups may constitute improved ways of working/solutions for the future.
    Human rights, governance and health will constitute cross-cutting themes, that will be addressed as and where relevant to each of the sessions of the week.
    The suggested structure is as follows:
    • Day 1: Global health, global health and the international drug control system (with a particular focus on scheduling of illicit substances and the consequences of prohibition; as well as an overview of the epidemiology of drug use around the world)
    • Day 2: Challenges of access to essential medicines (including pain control); and the opiates overdose epidemic in the US and Canada
    • Day 3: Cannabis regulation models
    • Day 4: Tobacco markets and powers
    • Day 5: Searching for the best global governance scenarios
    OBJECTIVES of the COURSE

    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.
    1. Dates: 20.06.2022 – 24.06.2022
    2. Registration: 15.04.2022
    3. Location: Genève
    4. Facilitator: Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe, Barbara Broers 
    5. Topics:
  • Advanced Topics in Economic Evaluation

    Description:

    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.


    Objectives:


    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: 22.06.2022 – 22.06.2022
    2. Location: Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Joachim Marti 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Régression logistique

    L’analyse de régression logistique est plus complexe que celle de régression linéaire, car le modèle logistique est non-linéaire et la variable dépendante n’est pas quantitative mais qualitative. Ce module permet de bien comprendre les différences fondamentales en démontrant le parallèle entre l’analyse de régression linéaire et celle de régression logistique.
    Thématiques abordées
    Principes de l’analyse de régression
    Concepts fondamentaux de la modélisation des variables qualitatives dichotomiques
    Formulation mathématique du modèle et son estimation, ainsi que les différentes procédures de tests
    Interprétation des coefficients de régression (sur l’échelle logit)
    Calcul des mesures de risque les plus utilisées en épidémiologie (Odds Ratio, Risque Relatif, différence de risque, etc.)
    Calcul du risque associé aux différentes covariables
    Stratégie de modélisation, analyse des résidus et évaluation de la qualité de l’ajustement du modèle aux données

    1. Dates: 22.06.2022 – 24.06.2022
    2.  Course Dates: 22., 23. and 24. June
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Patrick Taffé 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
  • Empirical Policy Evaluation in Health

    Pesentation:

    The aim of this course is to provide the students with state of the art econometric methods for evaluation of public policy.The course deals with theoretical literature on causal inference in lectures, but emphasis is given to empirical applications usingmicro data. The course therefore includes also practical computer assignments using Stata.

    Objective:

    The key objective of the course is to make students familiar with empirical tools for public policy evaluation and to provide an introduction to working with micro data.

    1. Dates: 27.06.2022 – 01.07.2022
    2. Location: Luzern
    3. Facilitator: Maarten Lindeboom, Bas van der Klaauw 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Health Policy, System and Management
  • 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.

    Dieses Modul besteht aus zwei Blöcken. Der erste Block fokussiert auf Konzepte und Methoden der analytischen Epidemiologie, der zweite Block auf deren Anwendung:

    • Im ersten Block planen Sie Studien der deskriptiven und analytischen Epidemiologie und bewerten sie kritisch.
    • Im zweiten Block ziehen Sie auf der Grundlage von epidemiologischen Daten Rückschlüsse auf die Bedeutung und die Kontrollmöglichkeiten von Krankheiten und Gesundheitsproblemen.
    1. Dates: 27.06.2022 – 06.07.2022
    2.  Course dates: 27 June - 29 June 2022 und 4 - 6 July 2020
    3. Registration: 27.04.2022
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Jack Calford, Rolf Heusser 
    6. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Summer School: Science Communication in the Post-COVID19 Era

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Has ever been a more critical moment to effectively engage lay audiences with science and technology? This course is meant to bring awareness and perspectives towards the shifting paradigms related to the global events that we are living in. We want to provide an exhausting overview of the pillars that we believe ought be the foundation of a correct and meaningful science communication. Join us for a course given by some of the maximum experts in the field of science communication!

    • MODULE 1 – Build an online community to foster science education
    • MODULE 2 – Navigating fake news and alternative facts
    • MODULE 3 – Risk communication and community engagement
    • MODULE 4 – Science communication writing
    1. Dates: 27.06.2022 – 01.07.2022
    2. Registration: 15.04.2022
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Communication in Public Health, Learning Health Systems
  • Introduction into multilevel modelling of clustered data

    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: 29.06.2022 – 01.07.2022
    2. Registration: 29.05.2022
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (TPH), University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Prof. Martin Röösli 
    5. Topics:
  • Inequality and Inequity in Health and Health Care

    The course is intended for PhD students and other researchers interested in the quantitative analysis of inequality and inequityin health and health care. It consists of five days of lectures and computing laboratory sessions on a number of topics related tothe measurement and explanation of inequalities in health and health care. Apart from providing a general introduction to the range of approaches available to researchers, it also provides practical guidance on various issues of computation. Illustrative examplesdraw on analyses conducted of OECD and developing countries. Students are assessed on their completion of a practical exerciseof data analysis.

    Objetives:
    • To give students understanding of approaches to the measurement of health inequality and inequity employed in economics and other disciplines
    • To make students competent in the computation of health inequality measures using Stata
    • To motivate students to conduct their own research into health inequalities
    1. Dates: 01.07.2022 – 01.07.2022
    2. Location: Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Tom Van Ourti, Owen O’Donnell 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Learning Health Systems
  • Causal Interpretation in Association Studies: A Critical Review

    Description:

    In many epidemiologic studies, you often find causal language when describing association results. Appropriate presentation of non-causal studies is critical when communicating research findings. We will discuss and critique 2 articles, focusing on causal interpretation in association studies. Students participate in critiquing the articles for additional epidemiological issues (e.g. study design, analysis, writing, sampling) relevant to causation. Furthermore, we will focus on appropriate presentation of non-causal results.

    1. Dates: 05.08.2022 – 05.09.2022
    2. Location: Online course on zoom
    3. Facilitator: Jordyn Wallenborn 
    4. Topics:
  • Social media in global health: potentialities, risks, and new developments

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course participants will:
    • Describe the underlying mechanisms that make social media “persuasive” and powerful
    • Characterize and differentiate the ways in which social media are used in the context of public health
    • Outline the evidence that underpins these practices
    • Describe the risks and challenges linked to social media use
    • Illustrate different forms and opportunities of embedding conversational AI in social mobile media channels
    1. Dates: 16.08.2022 – 18.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: online
    4. Facilitator: Christoph Pimmer, Neira Budiono 
    5. Topics:
  • Basic Biostatistics

    In this module you learn how to transparently describe data that was collected for a given study. In addition you learn how to make inferences and draw 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.

    Objectives: Quantities of descriptive statistics and the fundamentals of statistical inference
    − Uncertainty due to randomness
    − 95% confidence intervals
    − Calculating and transforming probability statements
    − The interpretation of a p-value

    1. Dates: 18.08.2022 – 02.08.2021
    2.  Course dates: 18 - 19 August 2022 and 1-2 September 2022.
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Marcel Zwahlen 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Basic Biostatistics

    In this module you learn how to transparently describe data that was collected for a given study. In addition you learn how to make inferences and draw 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 will receive a temporary Stata license for this)
    you communicate appropriately the results obtained
    you translate specific questions into relevant statistical quantities of interest
    Inhalte
    Quantities of descriptive statistics and the fundamentals of statistical inference
    Uncertainty due to randomness
    95% confidence intervals
    Calculating and transforming probability statements
    The interpretation of a p-value

    1. Dates: 18.08.2022 – 02.09.2022
    2.  Course dates: 18 - 19 August 2022 and 1 - 2 September 2022.
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Marcel Zwahlen 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Writing a study protocol

    Researchers are required to write various types of protocols. Many researchers consider this a difficult, or even the most difficult part of the research process. Understanding the differences between various types of protocols is important. This course concentrates on the processes of writing different protocols (not on the study design), using researchers’ actual studies.


    Objectives: The goal of this course is to enable researchers to know the different types of protocols (study protocol, grant proposal, submission to ethics committees) and to get them written and sent.

    1. Dates: 22.08.2022 – 24.08.2022
    2. Registration: 22.06.2022
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Nicola Low, Sven Trelle 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Basic Biostatistics

    In this module you learn:

    • how to transparently describe data that was collected for a given study. In addition you learn how to make inferences and draw 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 will receive a temporary Stata license for this)
    • you communicate appropriately the results obtained
    • you translate specific questions into relevant statistical quantities of interest
    1. Dates: 22.08.2022 – 30.08.2022
    2.  Course dates: 22 - 24 August 2022 and 29 and 30 August 2022.
    3. Registration: 17.06.2020
    4. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    5. Facilitator: Marcel Zwahlen 
    6. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Is Breathing killing us? Tackling Air Pollution using science for policies to protect health

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course participants will:
    • Understand properties and sources of ambient air pollution, its health effects, and the link of these effects with the burden of disease locally, regionally and globally
    • Train and discuss how research can be linked to policy making to improve air quality and public health
    1. Dates: 22.08.2022 – 24.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: Lugano USI Campus
    4. Facilitator: Nino Künzli 
    5. Topics:
  • Policy Options on Mental Health

    Learning objectives

    • By the end of the course participants will:
    • Know the key pending mental health issues and challenges in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • Understand and master the principles, approaches, and objectives of the 2013-2020 WHO Mental Health Action Plan
    • Be familiar with the existing experiences, evidence, and good practices to inform the public health response to the population’s mental health needs
    • Be able to contribute to the design of mental health policy, plans, and programs
    • Be able to identify barriers and facilitators to inform and guide local implementation of mental health policies and plans
    • Acquire competences for the design and assessment of complex interventions for mental health
    • Know the relevance and implications of theCOVID19 epidemic for public mental health
    1. Dates: 22.08.2022 – 24.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: USI Campus and online (Hybrid)
    4. Facilitator: Marta Fadda, Benedetto Saraceno 
    5. Topics:
  • NCD control in a global health perspective: Public health and systems strengthening approaches

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course participants will:
    • Know effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable approaches for NCD prevention and control, with a focus on middle-and low-income countries
    • Be aware of major cost-effective and affordable public health interventions for the prevention and control of NCDs and relate them with multi-sectoral interventions and health system strengthening
    • Be aware of the critical elements and successful approaches to strengthen health systems to deliver NCD services
    • Identify the rationale, benefits and resources needed for implementing, respectively, the “public health” approach versus the “health services” approach for the prevention and control of NCDs
    1. Dates: 22.08.2022 – 24.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: Lugano USI Campus
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics:
  • Community-based participatory methods in public health

    Learning objectives
    By the end of the course participants will:
    Understand why and for which purposes community-based participatory methods are useful
    Understand key concepts, methods, and applications of community-based participatory methods
    Understand how to apply community-based participatory methods in health programmes
    Understand which participatory methods are appropriate for community-based interventions

    Be able to critically assess the strengths and limitations of community-based participatory methods in public health

    1. Dates: 22.08.2022 – 24.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: online
    4. Facilitator: Nadina Luca, Amalia Pesantes 
    5. Topics:
  • Strategic public health policy and planning decisions in times of uncertainty: Using system modelling for evidence-based decision making

    Learning objectives
    By the end of the course participants will:

    • Be familiar with the concepts, methods and applications of systems modelling and simulation in the context of public health
    • Be able to define and describe the modelling methods, including their appropriate use for answering different questions
    • Understand the value of systems modelling and simulation in the global health toolkit
    • Be able to build, calibrate, and run simple and intermediate level prototype models using off the shelf software and conduct scenario testing
    • Understand the value of participatory approaches to model development
    1. Dates: 22.08.2022 – 24.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: Lugano USI Campus and online (Hybrid)
    4. Facilitator: Jo-An Occhipinti, Mark Heffernan 
    5. Topics:
  • An introduction to health economics: how should we finance and organize our health care systems

    Learning Objectives:

    • By the end of the course participants will:
    • Explain the constraints that resource scarcity places on health care decision-making
    • Outline varied forms of funding and financial protection in the healthcare system
    • Calculate resource capacity to meet the health needs of the population
    • Interpret the interrelationship between health and income at the individual and national level
    1. Dates: 23.08.2022 –
    2. Location: online
    3. Facilitator: Andrew Street 
    4. Topics:
  • Strategic Project Management

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course participants will:
    • Know about the basic principles of project cycle management (PCM) and strategic project management
    • Have the first experiences with the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and its utilization for writing a project proposal
    1. Dates: 25.08.2022 – 27.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: online
    4. Facilitator: Axel Hoffmann 
    5. Topics:
  • Designing Health Care: Improving patient and staff safety through Evidence-based Design

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course participants will:
    • Have basic theoretical knowledge of evidence-based design in the field of health care
    • Understand the impact of design and architecture on patient and staff safety in health care settings
    • Know methods and tools from design and participatory research which help them to identify obstacles and dangers of the spatial environment with regard to patient and staff safety
    1. Dates: 25.08.2022 – 27.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: online
    4. Facilitator: Sabine Hahn, Elke Reitmayer 
    5. Topics:
  • Learning objectives By the end of the course participants will: Have basic theoretical knowledge of evidence-based design in the field of health care Understand the impact of design and architecture on patient and staff safety in health care settings Know methods and tools from design and participatory research which help them to identify obstacles and dangers of the spatial environment with regard to patient and staff safety

    Learning objectives

    By the end of the course participants will:


    • Understand and reflect on the role of values in pursing career goals
    • Understand what transformational and change leadership is and what competencies are needed to manage complexity
    • Reflect on sources of power and influence, and how they can help empower self and others
    • Identify stakeholders and analyze their roles in influencing change
    • Apply leadership principles to create an advocacy plan
    • Examine the role of the media and communication skills in change leadership
    • Understand the role of a Delphi study and reflect on the benefit of this technique for generating consensus around transformational leadership competency development
    • Carry out a self-assessment and reflection on own transformational leadership competencies
    1. Dates: 25.08.2022 – 27.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: Lugano USI Campus and online (Hybrid)
    4. Facilitator: Barbara Bürkin, Katarzyna  
    5. Topics:
    1. Dates: 25.08.2022 – 27.08.2022
    2. Registration: 17.07.2022
    3. Location: Lugano USI Campus and online (Hybrid)
    4. Facilitator: Yana Manyuk, Mirjam Rodella Sapia 
    5. Topics:
  • 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: 29.08.2022 – 30.08.2022
    2. Registration: 25.07.2022
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Georg Bauer, Brigitta Danuser 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning & Healthcare

    Objectives:

    By the end of the course, students will be able to run a typical Python project: import data from text or Excel files, perform data manipulation (including use of labels), save manipulated data, perform statistical analysis, graphical representation of the data. Students will also be able to execute a script with basic examples of type of data classification.

    1. Dates: 29.08.2022 – 02.09.2022
    2. Location: online
    3. Facilitator: Francesca Faraci, Luigi Fiorillo 
    4. Topics:
  • Prognostic Research: Concepts and Models

    In the statistical sessions we will guide you through the main steps in prognostic modelling. As well as using Cox and simple parametric survival models, you will be introduced to flexible parametric survival models in Stata as a powerful tool for fitting prognostic data. We will present methods to select prognostic variables and investigate their form with fractional polynomials, compare and choose candidate models using information criteria, and validate the chosen model. We will use splines to model prognostic factors whose effect varies over follow up time and will investigate interactions between predictors. Although statistical theory will be discussed in the lectures, the emphasis will be on practical application of the statistical methods. The practicals will give you experience of selecting prognostic factors and assessing them, choosing between different models, and fitting and validating a prognostic model.

    Objectives: By the end of this course participants will have:

    • An understanding of different types of prognostic research
    • An understanding of how prognosis is used in clinical decision making and in discovering new approaches to managing patients
    • Practical experience of analysing and assessing potential prognostic factors
    • Practical experience of developing and validating a prognostic model
    • An understanding of the quality of prognostic research and how it can be improved
    1. Dates: 31.08.2022 – 02.09.2022
    2. Registration: 30.06.2022
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Matthias Egger, Georgia Salanti 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Learning Health Systems
  • Einführung Public Health

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

    Inhalte:
    Einführung in Definitionen und Konzepte von Public Health
    Einblick in die Versicherungssysteme im schweizerischen Gesundheitswesen
    Überblick über Finanzierung und Kosten des Gesundheitswesens in der Schweiz
    Einführung in Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention
    Überblick und das Spektrum der möglichen Massnahmen im Kontext Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention
    Einführung in relevante Werte und Theorien der Public-Health-Ethik

    Ask the expert zu einem Public Health relevanten Thema

    1. Dates: 05.09.2022 – 07.09.2022
    2. Registration: 05.07.2022
    3. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Monika Bührer Skinner, Rolf Heusser 
    5. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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.

    Inhalte
    • Herangehensweisen an HTA und Vergütungsentscheide im europäischen Vergleich
    • Herangehensweisen an Preisbildung bzw. Preisfestsetzung im europäischen Vergleich
    • Formen und Prinzipien der Leistungsvergütung und ihre jeweiligen Anreizwirkungen
    • Vorgehensweisen in der Schweiz: Vorteile, Nachteile und Weiterentwicklungsmöglichkeiten
    • Methoden und Datenquellen der Versorgungsforschung mit Relevanz für die Gesundheitsökonomie
    • Aktuelle Studienbeispiele der Versorgungsforschung mit ökonomischen Implikationen
    1. Dates: 05.09.2022 – 07.09.2022
    2. Registration: 05.07.2022
    3. Location: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum (WWZ), Universität Basel
    4. Facilitator: Stefan Felder, Oliver Reich 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health Economics
  • Missing data in observational epidemiologic studies including non-detects

    Objectives:

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to adequately deal with missing data. Participants will be able to perform and evaluate own analyses of missing data.

    1. Dates: 07.09.2022 – 09.09.2022
    2. Location: Basel, details will be announced
    3. Facilitator: Prof. Martin Röösli, Dr. Jan Hattendorf 
    4. Topics:
  • Introduction to the Statistical Software R

    Objectives:

    By the end of this 3 day course, students will be able to use R for statistica 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: 14.09.2022 – 16.09.2022
    2. Registration: 14.08.2022
    3. Location: Swiss TPH , University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Dr. Jan Hattendorf 
    5. Topics:
  • Machine Learning in Health Economics

    The course covers a selection of state-of-the-art methods in econometrics and machine learning. It aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the methods discussed, such that they are able to do research using modern econometric techniques, as well as critically assess existing studies.


    Objectives:

    In particular, the course will likely cover the following topics:

    • Regression Shrinkage Methods (Ridge, Lasso, Elastic Net)
    • Decision Trees, Random/Causal Forests• Advanced Identification Strategies (e.g., Double Machine Learning)
    • Introduction to Neural Networks
    1. Dates: 19.09.2022 – 23.09.2022
    2. Location: Luzern
    3. Facilitator: Helmut Farbmacher 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Learning Health Systems
  • Fundamental concepts in Epidemiology

    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: 19.09.2022 – 23.01.2022
    2. Registration: 19.08.2022
    3. Location: ISPM Bern
    4. Facilitator: Prof. Albert Hofman 
    5. Topics:
  • 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.
    Inhalte
    • Gesundheits- und sozialwissenschaftliche Paradigmen, Modelle, Theorien und Konzepte von Gesundheit und Krankheit, ihre Entstehung und ihre Bedingungen (Salutogenese, biopsychosoziales Modell, Theorien der sozialen Ungleichheit, soziokulturelle Einflussfaktoren)
    • Sozialepidemiologische Grundlagen zur (sozial-)räumlichen und zeitlichen Verteilung von Gesundheit und Krankheit (Altersdemografie, Schichtzugehörigkeit)
    • Soziale und personale Bedingungen von Gesundheit und Krankheit (gesundheitsrelevante Lebensstile, soziales und kulturelles Kapital, Gesundheitskompetenz, Gesundheitsverhalten)
    1. Dates: 21.09.2022 – 23.09.2022
    2. Registration: 21.07.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Thomas Abel, Thomas Kohlmann 
    5. Topics: 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: 26.09.2022 – 29.09.2022
    2. Registration: 25.08.2022
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Fake news and infection prevention

    Description:

    Although misinformation has always existed, the scope and speed at which fake news can reach even the most remote corners of the globe is a modern phenomenon.

    In the field of infection prevention and control, we like to believe that our dedication to the field and to the process of conducting science protects us from the ravages of misinformation and fake news. This misconception leads medical professionals to sometimes underestimate the negative effects of misinformation on public health.

    1. Dates: 26.09.2022 – 26.09.2022
    2. Registration: 26.08.2022
    3. Location: Kurs Format Online
    4. Facilitator: Alexandra Peters 
    5. Topics:
  • Foundations of Public Health Sciences

    Objectives:

    • After the course participants should:
    • Know what is public health science and how it relates to population
    • health science, epidemiology, policy making, health promotion and
    • public health communication
    • Know the principles of evidence-based public health and its impact on policy making and practices
    • Understand the principles and methods of public health surveillance and population health monitoring
    • Understand the principles and methods of public health prevention science and its impact on preventive strategies and intervention
    1. Dates: 29.09.2022 – 06.10.2022
    2. Registration: 29.08.2022
    3. Location: University of Lugano and University of Fribourg
    4. Facilitator: Prof. Arnaud Chiolero, MD PhD, Prof. Arnaud Chiolero, MD PhD 
    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
    • lernen Sie systematische Literatursuchen in Medline und anderen Datenbanken
    • entwickeln Sie ein Protokoll für einen systematischen Review mit Meta-Analyse
    • führen Sie eine Meta-Analyse durch
    • beurteilen Sie kritisch die Qualität von Reviews
    1. Dates: 03.10.2022 – 05.10.2022
    2. Registration: 03.08.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Oscar Franco, Taulant Muka 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Learning Health Systems
  • Writing a Journal Article... and Getting it Published

    After the course participants should:

    • Know what is public health science and how it relates to population
    • health science, epidemiology, policy making, health promotion and public health communication
    • Know the principles of evidence-based public health and its impact on policy making and practices
    • Understand the principles and methods of public health surveillance and population health monitoring
    1. Dates: 05.10.2022 – 07.10.2022
    2. Location: University of Lugano and University of Fribourg
    3. Facilitator: Prof. Arnaud Chiolero, MD PhD, Prof. Suzanne Suggs, PhD 
    4. Topics:
  • 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
    Content:
    • Characteristics of good research questions
    • Quantitative and qualitative social science research methods
    • Sampling issues (types of sampling, recruitment of participants)
    • Ethical issues related to field work
    • Data collection methods (individual interviews and focus groups, questionnaire)
    • Data analysis methods (statistical analysis, content analysis)
    • Feasibility of a planned project with respect to available resources (time, staffing, budget)
    1. Dates: 10.10.2022 – 12.10.2022
    2. Registration: 10.08.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern; University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Kristen Gray Jafflin, Stéphane Cullati 
    5. Topics: Social Sciences in Public Health
    1. Dates: 10.10.2022 – 14.11.2022
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: G. Arbia 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
    1. Dates: 10.10.2022 – 12.10.2022
    2. Location: Universita della Svizzera Italiana
    3. Facilitator: G. Arbia 
    4. Topics:
  • Applied Logistic Regression

    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: 10.10.2022 – 14.10.2022
    2. Registration: 10.09.2022
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Prof. Stanley Lemeshow, PhD, MSPH, PD Dr. Ben Spycher, PhD 
    5. Topics:
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis: a Practical Approach

    Many researchers will have to do one or several systematic reviews, and some 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 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 participants to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses as part of their work, under the supervision of experienced reviewers.

    1. Dates: 17.10.2022 – 19.10.2022
    2. Registration: 17.08.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Georgia Salanti, Matthias Egger 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Grundlagen Public Health, Epidemiologie, Prävention, Studiendesigns, Einführung Gesundheitsökonomie, Health Observatory, aktuelle Herausforderungen

    Beschreibung:

    Versicherungsmedizin befasst sich nicht nur mit individuellen Leistungsfragen, sondern muss in konzeptioneller Hinsicht auch die Gesundheitsfragen aus Bevölkerungs- oder Gruppensicht verstehen. Das erste Fachmodul ist deshalb schwerpunktmässig dem Thema Public Health gewidmet. Dabei werden die wichtigsten Public Health Prinzipien erläutert und Grundkenntnisse zu den grundlegenden Konzepten und Methoden in Public Health und Epidemiologie vermittelt. Die Teilnehmenden werden mit den zur Verfügung stehenden Gesundheitsstatistiken vertraut gemacht und lernen Aufgabe und Bedeutung der internationalen Gesundheitsorganisationen kennen. Ergänzend findet die Einführung in die wichtigsten gesundheitsökonomischen Modelle und Begriffe statt. Das Modul hat zum Ziel, dass die Teilnehmenden am Ende der Woche in der Lage sind, die Public Health-Bedeutung von Krankheiten und ihren Folgen erläutern zu können und sich die dafür notwendigen Fakten aus der Literatur und aus Gesundheitsinformationsquellen beschaffen zu können.

    1. Dates: 18.10.2022 – 21.10.2022
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • 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

    • interpretieren 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
    Inhalte
    • Gesundheit und Lärm, Luftschadstoffe, Radon, ionisierende und nicht-ionisierende Strahlung
    • Gesundheit und Klimawandel
    • Umweltepidemiologische Studiendesigns
    • Kausalität bei beobachtenden Studien
    • Methoden zur Einschätzung von Umweltexpositionen in der Bevölkerung
    • nationale und internationale Datenquellen im Bereich Umwelt und Gesundheit
    • Gesundheitsrisikoabschätzung (Impact Assessment): Methoden zur Quantifizierung gesundheitlicher Auswirkungen von Umweltschadstoffen auf individueller und gesellschaftlicher Ebene
    1. Dates: 24.10.2022 – 17.11.2022
    2.  Course dates: 24 and - 25.10.2022 and 17.11.2022
    3. Registration: 24.08.2022
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Martin Röösli, Martina Ragettli 
    6. Topics: Environmental Health Sciences
  • Writing for policy-makers: Developing policy briefs to support decision-making

    This workshop aims at:

    • introducing students to knowledge translation tools for evidence-informed policy-making, and
    • preparing students to develop their own policy brief and to identify relevant stakeholders for their brief.
    Learning objectives:
    • understand the realities of the environment in which policy-makers work
    • identify tools and resources that are available to policy-makers and stakeholders to support the use of research evidence
    • know how to access, assess, adapt and apply research evidence
    • identify stakeholders that can inform the development of policy briefs
    • translate the aforementioned knowledge and skills into the preparation of a policy brief
    1. Dates: 24.10.2022 – 11.11.2022
    2.  Two days: last week of October or first week of November 2022 – to be confirmed in Spring 2022
    3. Location: Department of Health Sciences & Medicine, University of Lucerne
    4. Facilitator: Fadi El-Jardali 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Learning Health Systems
  • Introduction to the Global Burden of Disease Project Data and Tools

    Description:

    Governments, policy-makers, public health institutions and funders require information on the causes of disease and death in the population to target available resources towards effective, high-impact public health interventions and approaches to improve survival and prevent illness. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) (www.healthdata.org/gbd/about) project developed a framework and methodology for merging and assimilating, validating, analyzing and reporting health-related information on the burden of disease across countries and settings, to inform public health decision-making. GBD now provides the largest, most comprehensive estimates of risk factors, health, morbidity and mortality levels and trends globally.

    In this course, students will be introduced to the methods and tools used in and developed by the GBD project, to prepare them to understand and interpret the research outputs of the project, and to utilize the datasets and tools available from this project to inform their own research.
    The following topics will be addressed:
    • Sources of input data in GBD estimates
    • Metrics and indicators reported and used by GBD
    • Estimation methodology
    • Accessing and using GBD datasets and reports
    • Accessing and using GBD data visualization tools
    • Where to access dataset descriptions, tools and resources
    • Strengths and limitations of GBD data and approach;
    • considerations for analyses and interpretation
    • Implications and impact of GBD on policy-making and resource
    • allocation
    1. Dates: 25.10.2022 – 25.10.2022
    2. Registration: 25.09.2022
    3. Location: Online course via zoom
    4. Facilitator: Gillian Levine 
    5. Topics:
  • Pharmacology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

    Objectives of the module

    Participants:

    • understand how connections between sex, sex hormones and age affect drug actions and they will be able to explain how sex differences in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics modulate drug effects.
    • know the central aspects of pharmaceutical therapy in pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
    • know about sex and gender differences in the effects and side effects of important cardiovascular drugs.
    • know about sex- and gender-specific therapy with propofol, morphine, muscle relaxants and opioids.
    • are familiar with the gender-specific management of patients in intensive care, general aspects, including multimorbidity, and the most common intensive care disorders in women and men.
    • are familiar with gender-specific guidelines in drug development and are aware of the gaps in knowledge.
    1. Dates: 28.10.2022 – 29.10.2022
    2. Registration: 15.09.2021
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Ursula Amstutz 
    5. Topics:
  • Introduction to Health Economics

    After the course participants will have a solid basic understanding of:

    • Key theoretical and empirical approaches of health economics as well as policy and health technology assessment
    • Economic intuition and theory which helps students understand physician and patient behaviour, the organization of health insurance and hospital markets, and government policy related to healthcare provision and financingEmpirical strategies used by economists (econometrics, causal inference, machine learning, experiments, etc.), as well as health technology assessment (cost-effectiveness analysis, decision-analytic modelling, etc.)
    • How to judge and constructively criticize empirical evidence in economics and related fields
    • The topics researchers currently work on in the field of health economics
    1. Dates: 31.10.2022 – 04.11.2022
    2. Registration: 30.09.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Prof. Joachim Marti, Dr. Armando N. Meier 
    5. Topics: Health Economics
  • Exposure assessment and hazard recognition

    You will learn how to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control hazards and exposures at work that may affect workers health.

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


    • Evaluate the work environment based on identified exposures
    • Identify exposure hazards
    • Develop appropriate sampling strategies
    • Analyze and interpret measurement results
    • Critically discuss results and draw conclusions
    • Write occupational hygiene report
    1. Dates: 01.11.2022 – 18.11.2022
    2. Registration: 30.09.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Nancy Hopf, David Vernez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Evidence Informed Policy and Stakeholder Dialogue

    A learning health system relies on cyclical dynamics to identify issues in the health system, systematize relevant evidence, present alternative courses of action, collaboratively agree on the best action, and implement and monitor the change. For this process to be successful there is need for a structured dialogue between different stakeholders (e.g., representatives of the government, public health administration, health care providers, insurers and patients) to identify and understand the critical issues and collaboratively identify the best and most feasible response for implementation. As part of this course, students will simulate a stakeholder dialogue to better understand the underlying mechanisms and challenges in bridging research, policy and practice. Students will take different roles and prepare the dialogue accordingly. An introduction to the evidence-informed policy framework and argumentation theory will provide the theoretical foundation. In addition to active participation in the dialogue, it is expected that students engage in a post-dialogue discussion about the achieved goals.


    The objectives of this course are:

    1. to learn the basics of argumentation theory,
    2. to understand the structure and value of policy briefs in evidence-informed policy-making, and
    3. to execute a stakeholder dialogue on a current issue in the health system, including the in-depth study of a policy brief.
    1. Dates: 05.11.2022 – 30.11.2022
    2. Location: Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Lucerne
    3. Facilitator: Nicola Diviani, Sarah Mantwill 
    4. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Learning Health Systems
  • 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: 07.11.2022 – 10.11.2022
    2. Registration: 08.10.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Frederic Regamey 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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.


    Inhalte
    • Kurze Einführung in die Prinzipien von Kosten-Effektivitäts- und Budget Impact-Analysen
    • Konzeption von Kosten-Effektivitätsmodellen
    • Entscheidungsbäume und Markov-Modelle
    • Modellentwicklung und -analyse praktisch
    • Umgang mit Variabilität: Kohortensimulation versus Mikrosimulation
    • Umgang mit Unsicherheit: Sensitivitäts- und Szenarioanalysen
    • Prinzipien der Ermittlung erforderlicher Datenpunkte
    • Nutzung von Administrativdaten und Registerdaten
    • Besonderheiten der Modellierung von Präventions- und Screening-Massnahmen
    • Überblick über weitere Modellierungstechniken: Discrete event simulation, Disease transmission models
    • Limitationen von Modellen
    1. Dates: 07.11.2022 – 15.11.2022
    2. Registration: 07.09.2022
    3. Location: Institut für Pharmazeutische Medizin, Universität Basel; Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    4. Facilitator: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Roger Kouyos 
    5. Topics: Health Economics, Learning Health Systems
  • GIS for Public Health

    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: 07.11.2022 – 11.11.2022
    2. Registration: 07.10.2022
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Dr. Danielle Vienneau, Dr. Kees de Hoogh 
    5. Topics:
  • Qualitative Health Research: BASIC module: Defining and developing qualitative research in public health

    Provide participants with the necessary epistemological and scientific background, as well as a practical training, using tools such as interviews, focus groups, participant/non-participant observation, with a refined in- depth use of them.

    This basic module will guide participants in understanding and defining the main specificities of qualitative methods and approaches. It will help them plan and organize the data collection and cross-check computer-assisted thematic coding with peers. An emphasis will be put on the importance of the theoretical frameworks underlying the interpretive process of researchers.
    It will focus on the choice of tools and the concrete use of interviews, focus groups and participant observation.
    Learning outcomes: define qualitative research, choose between several designs and tools and develop a qualitative research protocol.

    1. Dates: 14.11.2022 – 16.11.2022
    2. Registration: 14.10.2022
    3. Location: Haute École de Santé Vaud, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Dr. Rose-Anna Foley, Dr. Christina Akré 
    5. Topics:
  • Vertiefung Critical Reading, Cochrane Library, Grade-System, Health Technology Assessments, Medizinische Leitlinien, Systematic Reviews

    Beschreibung:

    Aufbauend auf das Modul V2 ist dieses Modul der Evidenzbasierten Medizin, der Bedeutung von Leitlinien / Health Technology Assessment sowie der Qualitätssicherung in der Begutachtung gewidmet. Die Studierenden erarbeiten sich die Prinzipien der Evidenzbasierten Medizin anhand von praktischen Beispielen. Sie lernen die GRADE-Methodik als ein integratives System zur Beurteilung der Evidenz im Gesundheitswesen und der Entwicklung von transparenten Empfehlungen für Leitlinien oder Policy-Entwicklung in Form von HTABerichten kennen. Ein Modulschwerpunkt ist die Qualitätssicherung in der Begutachtung in Form der aktualisierten Begutachtungsleitlinien sowie die funktionsorientierte Begutachtung in der Psychiatrie, mit funktionsorientiertem Interview und strukturierter Dokumentation der gutachterlichen Beurteilung mit den IFAP-Instrumenten (SNF-finanzierte RELY-Studie des EbIM).

    1. Dates: 20.11.2022 – 24.11.2023
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • 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: 21.11.2022 – 22.11.2022
    2. Registration: 21.09.2022
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Christian Lengeler, Manuel Hetzel 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, General Scientific Skills
  • Vertiefung Gesundheitsökonomie, Organisation und Steuerung von Gesundheitssystemen national und international, Qualitätssicherung, Gesundheitsrecht

    Beschreibung:

    In diesem Modul werden grundlegende Aspekte aus der Gesundheitsökonomie und Versicherungsökonomie vermittelt, die für die Ausgestaltung von Gesundheitssystemen von Bedeutung sind. Es werden die Prämienbestimmungssysteme in der Kranken- und Unfallversicherung und der Risikoausgleich erläutert und unterschiedliche Modelle zur Steuerung von Angebot und Nachfrage und Qualitätssicherung im Gesundheitswesen diskutiert. Mit einem Blick über die Grenzen werden Gesundheitssysteme und Modelle der Angebot- und Nachfragesteuerung in anderen europäischen Ländern vorgestellt. Ebenso wird die Aufgabenteilung bei der Steuerung und Organisation des Gesundheitswesens im föderalistischen Schweizer System beleuchtet. Ziel dieses Moduls ist, den Teilnehmenden ein vertieftes Verständnis für die ökonomischen Zusammenhänge und Steuerungsmöglichkeiten in einem Gesundheitssystem zu vermitteln und sie zu befähigen deren Vor- und Nachteile zu gewichten.

    1. Dates: 21.11.2022 – 25.11.2022
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
    1. Dates: 22.11.2022 – 12.12.2022
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: M. Meneguzzo 
    4. Topics: Soft Skills, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
    1. Dates: 22.11.2022 – 25.11.2022
    2. Location: Universita della Svizzera Italiana
    3. Facilitator: M. Meneguzzo 
    4. Topics:
  • 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: 23.11.2022 – 25.11.2022
    2. Registration: 23.10.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Adrian Spoerri, Yves Bochud 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Qualitative Health Research: ADVANCED module: Appraising qualitative health research

    Objectives:

    In continuation of the basic module and addressed to (semi) experienced researchers in qualitative research, this advanced module will be based on the coding analysis process with discussion building and derived theory, as well as quality criteria discussions. Participants will categorize and hierarchize the emerged themes and will be led through the whole analysis process, from classification and contrasting, to the writing of results and discussion of qualitative dissertations and manuscripts.

    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: 24.11.2022 – 25.11.2022
    2. Registration: 24.10.2022
    3. Location: Haute École de Santé Vaud, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Rose-Anna Foley , Christina Akré 
    5. Topics:
  • 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: 28.11.2022 – 29.11.2022
    2. Registration: 28.09.2022
    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
  • Public health surveillance and population health monitoring

    Objectives:

    Our aim is to work with participants on concrete examples of public health surveillance and monitoring programs, with the target to help them understand some of main challenges associated with their implementation and future perspectives.

    By the end of the course, the participants should be familiar with the principles and methods of public health surveillance. In particular, they should:

    • Understand the challenges of surveillance and how they relate to policy making, epidemiology, and health data science
    • Know and handle the development of surveillance indicators depending on data available (census and vital statistics, national health surveys, registries, but also medico-administrative data, data from social media or google)
    • Know the utility, validity and limitations of health indicators - Correctly interpret commonly used surveillance indicators
    • Understand the basics of syndromic surveillance, aberration detection and epidemic forecasting
    • Understand the basics of data visualization tools for communication purposes
    1. Dates: 06.12.2022 – 09.12.2022
    2.  Preliminary Work: 8 h; Contact time: 24 h; In-course work: 8 h; Wrap-Up Work: 24 h
    3. Registration: 06.11.2022
    4. Location: Center for primary medicine and public health (Unisanté) – University of Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Valérie Pittet, Yolanda Mueller 
    6. Topics: Epidemiology, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
    1. Dates: 16.01.2023 – 13.02.2023
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: C. De Pietro, Crivelli 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Social Security, Health and Accident Insurance
    1. Dates: 16.01.2023 – 18.01.2023
    2. Location: Universita della Svizzera Italiana
    3. Facilitator: C. De Pietro 
    4. Topics:
  • Gesetzliche/private Krankenversicherung, Einführung in die Ethik und Verteilungsgerechtigkeit, Leistungsrecht und Tarifwesen, Datenschutz, Berufsfeld Vertrauens-/Versicherungsärztin

    Beschreibung:

    Das zweite Modul zum Gesundheitswesen fokussiert auf den rechtlichen und praktischen Aspekten. Nebst der Einführung in Konzept und Inhalte des Gesundheitsrechts wird der grundsätzliche Aufbau des Sozial- und Privatversicherungssystems vermittelt. Danach folgt eine vertiefte Auseinandersetzung mit der obligatorischen/gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung, insbesondere mit deren Leistungsrecht. Es wird der Leistungskatalog mit den wichtigsten Informationsquellen vorgestellt und wichtige Anwendungsfelder eingeübt. Besonderes Gewicht wird auf das Thema Datenschutz gelegt. Das Berufsfeld des Vertrauensarztes oder des medizinischen Dienstes der Krankenversicherung und die verschiedenen neuen Formen von Betreuungsmanagement, wie Case-, Disease- oder Demandmanagement werden in der Praxis kennengelernt. Das Modul hat zum Ziel, dass die Teilnehmenden die Systematik und wesentliche Elemente des KVG, wie obligatorische Leistungsbestimmung (KLV und Anhänge, WZW Kriterien und Tarifwesen), vertrauensärztliche Aufgabe, Datenschutz verstehen und diese praktisch anwenden können. Das Modul dient im Speziellen zur Vorbereitung für die Prüfung zum Fähigkeitsausweis Vertrauensarzt für die Schweiz. Für Deutschland oder Österreich bereitet das Modul für eine Tätigkeit im medizinischen Dienst der Krankenversicherungen vor.

    1. Dates: 23.01.2023 – 27.01.2023
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
    1. Dates: 13.02.2023 – 13.03.2023
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: S. Calciolari, D. Ferrari 
    4. Topics: Soft Skills, Health Services Administration
  • 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: 22.02.2023 – 24.02.2023
    2. Registration: 22.12.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Thomas Abel 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Migration 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.

    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: 27.02.2023 – 14.03.2023
    2.  Course dates: 27.02.2022 and 13. - 14.03.2023
    3. Registration: 27.12.2022
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Roger Staub, Beatrice Annaheim 
    6. Topics: Global Health, Health Promotion and Prevention
    1. Dates: 02.03.2023 – 04.03.2023
    2. Location: Universita della Svizzera Italiana
    3. Facilitator: S. Calciolari 
    4. Topics:
  • Health Communications

    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: 06.03.2023 – 09.03.2023
    2. Registration: 01.02.2023
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Peter J. Schulz 
    5. Topics: Communication in Public Health
    1. Dates: 13.03.2023 – 17.04.2023
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: Barazzoni, Albanese / Scarabe 
    4. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Health Services Administration
    1. Dates: 13.03.2023 – 16.03.2023
    2. Location: Universita della Svizzera Italiana
    3. Facilitator: Barazzoni 
    4. Topics:
  • Versicherungsmathematisches Denken, Life & Health, Rentenversicherung (BU, EU, IV), psychische Erkrankungen, schubweise Erkrankungen und Versicherung

    Beschreibung:

    Versicherungsmedizin befasst sich nicht nur mit individuellen Leistungsfragen, sondern muss in konzeptioneller Hinsicht auch die Gesundheitsfragen aus Bevölkerungs- oder Gruppensicht verstehen. Das erste Fachmodul ist deshalb schwerpunktmässig dem Thema Public Health gewidmet. Dabei werden die wichtigsten Public Health Prinzipien erläutert und Grundkenntnisse zu den grundlegenden Konzepten und Methoden in Public Health und Epidemiologie vermittelt. Die Teilnehmenden werden mit den zur Verfügung stehenden Gesundheitsstatistiken vertraut gemacht und lernen Aufgabe und Bedeutung der internationalen Gesundheitsorganisationen kennen. Ergänzend findet die Einführung in die wichtigsten gesundheitsökonomischen Modelle und Begriffe statt. Das Modul hat zum Ziel, dass die Teilnehmenden am Ende der Woche in der Lage sind, die Public Health-Bedeutung von Krankheiten und ihren Folgen erläutern zu können und sich die dafür notwendigen Fakten aus der Literatur und aus Gesundheitsinformationsquellen beschaffen zu können.

    1. Dates: 20.03.2023 – 24.03.2023
    2. Location: University Hospital, University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • Prevention and control of occupational risks and diseases

    This module will prepare you to prevent and control common occupational risks at the workplace.

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


    • Perform Biomonitoring
    • Interpret risk analyses
    • Develop programs to minimize and control risks
    • Plan and perform the examination of specific risk groups, applying knowledge and best practice
    1. Dates: 24.04.2023 – 27.04.2023
    2. Registration: 20.03.2023
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Veronica Turcu 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
    1. Dates: 02.05.2023 – 09.06.2023
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: S. Calciolari 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Learning Health Systems
  • 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: 08.05.2023 – 12.05.2023
    2. Registration: 22.03.2021
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Guillaume Suarez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Grundlagen der Biostatistik, Critical Reading von Studien, Grundlagen qualitativer Studien, Literatursuche, Erkrankungen des Bewegungsapparates

    Beschreibung:

    Dieses Modul ist dem kritischen Lesen, Verstehen und der Systematik von medizinischen Studien gewidmet. Die Teilnehmenden erlernen eine Systematik zur Beurteilung wissenschaftlicher Literatur, die Interpretation von Studienergebnissen und die Einstufung der Evidenzebene von wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten. Im Bereich der Biostatistik werden die grundlegenden Begriffe und die wichtigsten statistischen Tests und ihre Bedeutung kennengelernt. Die Osteoporose wird als Beispiel aus versicherungsmedizinischer Perspektive dargestellt. Zusätzlich wird in die Methodik der Fragebogenerstellung und der qualitativen Forschung eingeführt. Ziel ist, dass die Teilnehmenden am Ende der Woche die Bewertung einer Primärstudie selbständig durchführen können und sicher mit den verschiedenen medizinischen Datenbanken/Bibliotheken umgehen können.

    1. Dates: 08.05.2023 – 12.05.2023
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
    1. Dates: 22.05.2023 – 17.07.2023
    2. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    3. Facilitator: L. Lomazzi 
    4. Topics: Soft Skills, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
    1. Dates: 22.05.2023 – 13.06.2023
    2. Location: Universita della Svizzera Italiana
    3. Facilitator: L. Lomazzi 
    4. Topics:
  • 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: 12.06.2023 – 15.06.2023
    2. Registration: 05.05.2023
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann, Tom Hofmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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: 16.06.2023 – 16.06.2023
    2. Registration: 10.05.2023
    3. Location: Mittelhäusern, Bern
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Systematik und Leistungsrecht der Unfallversicherung, Kausalität, Grundaspekte des Haftpflichtrechts, Schädelhirntraumata, Haftpflicht in der Medizin, juristische Literatursuche

    Beschreibung:

    Das dritte Vertiefungsmodul ist rechtlichen Themen und deren Verknüpfung mit der Medizin gewidmet. Die relevanten Leistungsfragen des Unfallversicherungs- und Haftpflichtrechts werden vertieft erarbeitet. Vermittelt werden die grundsätzliche Unterscheidung der Schadenausgleichssysteme Haftpflicht – Privatversicherung - Sozialversicherung. Die Abwicklung von Haftpflichtfragen bei medizinischen Behandlungen und Darstellung von Traumafolgen werden mit konkreten Anwendungsfragen praxisnah vermittelt. Die praktische Bedeutung der Unfallversicherung wird anhand ihrer systematischen Ausgestaltung und der Rechtsprechung dargestellt. Für die Versicherungsmedizin zentrale Konstrukte wie Zumutbarkeitsprinzip, Kausalität, Beweismass werden fundiert bearbeitet und ethisch reflektiert. Ziel ist, dass die Teilnehmenden in der Lage sind in der Praxis bei Unfall- und Haftpflichtfällen sicher tätig zu sein, die Abgrenzung von Krankheit und Unfall korrekt vornehmen können und das Risiko von Sekundärschädigungen durch die Schadensabwicklung minimieren können. Die Teilnehmenden haben einen Überblick über die Koordination der Schadenausgleichssysteme. Sie verstehen den medizinischen Beitrag als Grundlage zur Anwendung des rechtlichen Zumutbarkeits- und Kausalitätsprinzips. Sie können eine fundierte ethische Diskussion zur Begründung/ Begrenzung des Sozialstaates führen.

    1. Dates: 14.08.2023 – 18.08.2023
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • 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: 28.08.2023 – 29.08.2023
    2. Registration: 30.07.2023
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Gregor Jenny 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Systemvergleich Gesundheitsversorgung und Versicherungswesen in Österreich, Gesundheitsversorgung in einer Metropole, aktuelle Herausforderungen “Vertiefung in Gesundheits- und Versicherungssystem und das Gutachterwesen in Österreich “

    Beschreibung:

    Im internationalen Modul an der medizinischen Universität Wien ist der Fokus auf kommunal organisierte Behandlungsketten gelegt. Die medizinische Begutachtungspraxis in Österreich und die aktuellen Herausforderungen in der Gesundheitsversorgung und in der individuellen Absicherung bei Krankheit, Unfall und Invalidität werden in der vertieften Auseinandersetzung nähergebracht. Ziel des internationalen Moduls in Wien ist es, durch das Kennenlernen von anderen Modellen und Perspektiven die Innovations- und Gestaltungskompetenz der Studierenden zu erhöhen und im Rahmen der EU-Personenfreizügigkeit die Systeme der Nachbarländer besser zu kennen, sowie Netzwerkkontakte nach Österreich aufzubauen.

    1. Dates: 18.09.2023 – 23.09.2023
    2. Location: Medizinische Universität Wien
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • 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: 25.09.2023 – 28.09.2023
    2. Registration: 20.08.2023
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Holger Dressel 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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: 02.10.2023 – 05.10.2023
    2. Registration: 30.08.2023
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: David Vernez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine, Learning Health Systems
  • Interdisciplinary group project

    You will investigate and work on a real-practice problem together with your colleagues from the other two DAS Work+Health specializations and the company’s project owner. In this module, you will apply all you have learned so far, incorporating it into your interdisciplinary project. You will establish roles and responsibilities in your project group, and make your project a success for you and the company concerned.

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


    • Translate customer needs and orders into a structured workplace analysis
    • Foster interdisciplinary cooperation and teamwork among occupational health specialists
    • Communicate assessment results and recommendations to different target groups and
    individuals

    1. Dates: 30.10.2023 – 31.10.2023
    2. Location: University of Zurich
    3. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    4. Topics:
  • Arbeitsmedizin/-sicherheit, Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement, Return to work, Prävention & Reintegration Schwerpunkt psychische Erkrankungen, Field Visit mit Gefährdungsanalysen

    Beschreibung:

    Diese Modulwoche zum Thema Arbeit und Gesundheit ist trinational (D-A-CH) ausgerichtet. Es wird ein Überblick über das Zusammenwirken von Arbeit und Gesundheit und der rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen, Aufgaben und Verantwortlichkeit in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz vermittelt. Nebst der traditionellen Sicht der arbeitsspezifischen Gesundheitsrisiken und deren Prävention (primär, sekundär und tertiär) steht 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.

    1. Dates: 22.01.2024 – 26.01.2024
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • Medizinische Gutachten: Handwerk zur Bearbeitung komplexer Leistungsfälle in Sozial- /Privatversicherung und Haftpflicht

    Beschreibung:

    Dieses Praxistransfermodul fokussiert auf der Vermittlung des Handwerks der ärztlichen Begutachtung anhand der 12 Schritte, wie im Buch „Das Handwerk ärztlicher Begutachtung“ von Hoffmann-Richter/Jeger/Schmidt 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 Gutachter. Ziel des Moduls ist, dass die Teilnehmenden die Fähigkeit haben, medizinische Empfehlungen oder Gutachten zu beurteilen und als MedizinerInnen in Praxis selbst zu erstellen.

    1. Dates: 15.04.2024 – 19.04.2024
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • Risikobeurteilung und Risikohandling, Underwriting, Risk Management, Ethik und Diskriminierungsschutz in der Privatwirtschaft, Datenschutz, aktuelle Entwicklungen

    Beschreibung:

    Zur Versicherungsmedizin gehört die Erarbeitung von Grundlagen und die Einzelfallbeurteilungen, wie vorbestehenden 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. Ziel ist, dass die Teilnehmenden in der Lage sind selber Risikoeinschätzungen vorzunehmen, die rechtliche Korrektheit des Umgangs mit der Risikoeinschätzung beurteilen können, Produkte mitentwickeln können und Konzepte im Umgang mit Grossrisiken mitgestalten können.

    1. Dates: 17.06.2024 – 21.06.2024
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • Kommunikation und Verhandlung: das Harvard-Konzept, Interdisziplinäre und interkulturelle Aspekte in der Medizin, Field Visit Bundesgericht, Selbstmanagement

    Beschreibung:

    Dieser Praxistransferworkshop fokussiert primär auf der Selbstkompetenz und der Kommunikationsfähigkeit der Teilnehmenden in interprofessionellen Situationen mit vielen Beteiligten in 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 und in der Gruppe bearbeitet.

    1. Dates: 19.08.2024 – 23.08.2024
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics:
  • Systemvergleich Gesundheitsversorgung und Versicherungswesen in Deutschland, Medizinische Begutachtungen, aktuelle Herausforderungen

    Beschreibung:

    Das internationale Modul Tübingen möchte Sie mit dem System der sozialen Sicherung in Deutschland und seinen Besonderheiten vertraut machen. Das Modul vermittelt vertiefte Grund- und Übersichtskenntnisse des Gesundheits- und Versicherungssystems des Gastlandes. Ziel des internationalen Moduls in Tübingen ist es, durch das Kennenlernen von anderen Modellen und Perspektiven die Innovations- und Gestaltungskompetenz der Studierenden zu erhöhen und im Rahmen der EU-Personenfreizügigkeit die Systeme der Nachbarländer besser zu kennen, sowie Netzwerkkontakte nach Deutschland aufzubauen.

    1. Dates: 23.09.2024 – 27.04.2024
    2. Location: Tübingen
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: