Courses

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  • Primary Care/Health Services

    Sex and gender specificities in primary health care are well known and documented. Cardiovascular symptoms are less recognized in women for example, whereas depression is not addressed and undertreated in men. Referral to specialists can also be gender biased. Furthermore, gender specific issues such as intimate violence or LGBT+ specificities may only be recognized and addressed in the intimacy of a general practice.This module aims at providing an overview on sex and gender differences in the vast domain of primary health care and bring tools to address gender-specific questions in the privileged setting of the general practice.

    1. Dates: 06.12.2021 – 07.12.2021
    2. Registration: 05.11.2021
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Carole Clair, Joëlle Schwarz 
    5. Topics: Health Services
    1. Dates: 06.12.2021 – 08.12.2021
    2. Location:
    3. Facilitator: Daniel H. Paris, Yves-Laurent Jackson 
    4. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Primary Care/ Health

    Objectives of the module

    Participants


    • can recognize sex and gender specificities in a selection of primary care topics (pain management, chronic diseases, care of older patients, palliative care, preventive medicine)
    • develop a critical awareness of common gender stereotypes that might bias clinical activities and management of patients in primary care
    • include intimate partner violence into the health issues to be addressed by general practitioners
    • acquire knowledge about specific needs of LGBT+ in primary health care
    • develop gender-differentiated communication skills
    1. Dates: 06.12.2021 – 07.12.2021
    2. Registration: 05.11.2021
    3. Location: University Hospital, University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Carole Clair, Joelle Schwarz 
    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: 07.12.2021 – 09.12.2021
    2. Registration: 07.10.2021
    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
  • Études de cas-témoins

    • Principes des études cas-témoins
    • Appariement et ajustement
    • Odds ratio
    • Régression logistique simple et conditionnelle
    1. Dates: 15.12.2021 – 17.12.2021
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, General Scientific Skills
  • Études de cohortes; tests et scores

    • Principes des études prospectives
    • Taux d’incidence
    • Analyse de survie (méthode de Kaplan-Meier et modèle de Cox
    • Tests diagnostiques: généralités
    1. Dates: 12.01.2022 – 14.01.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, General Scientific Skills
  • Bonnes pratiques des essais cliniques

    • Introduction aux essais cliniques sur les médicaments
    • Développement préclinique et clinique d’un médicament
    • Considérations éthiques
    • Lecture critique d’un protocole
    • Exercices pratiques
    1. Dates: 19.01.2022 – 20.01.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2011
    3. Location: Hôpitaux Universitaires Genèves (HUG), Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Jules Desmeules 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Ethics and Privacy
  • Integrationsmodul Medizin für Nichtmediziner

    • Ziele:
      • Verstehen des Aufbaus und der Organfunktionen des menschlichen Körpers
      • Erfassen und Übertragen der medizinischen Terminologie
      • Aufzeigen wichtiger Krankheitsbilder
      • Ableiten der Denkstruktur der medizinischen Leistungserbringer
    • Inhalt: Anatomie, Physiologie, Diagnostische Denkweise, Medikamentenlehre, Terminologie, Krankheitslehre (Rheumatische Erkrankungen, Gefässerkrankungen, Unfälle/Verletzungen, Entzündungen/Infekte, Tumore/Krebs und Psychiatrie), Gesundheitsförderung und Prävention, Trends/Entwicklungen Medtech
    • Methodik: Selbststudium, Präsenzunterricht (Referate, Fallbeispiele, Einzel- und Gruppenarbeiten, Präsentationen, Plenumsdiskussionen u.a.m.), Lernplattform
    1. Dates: 20.01.2022 – 07.04.2022
    2.  7 Tage über 4 Monate
    3. Location: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Winterthur
    4. Facilitator: Daniel Baumgartner, Benjamin Dubno 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • Politique de gestion en santé publique

    • Planifier un programme de santé publique, le mettre en œuvre et l’évaluer
    • Promouvoir une politique favorable à la santé et adaptée aux besoins prioritaires de santé d’une population
    1. Dates: 24.01.2022 – 28.01.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Infectious Diseases

    The module combines the fields of infectiology, pneumology and urology. Different risk behaviour, the influence of gender roles, differences in anatomy and sex-specific characteristics of the immune system lead to important differences in the epidemiology, expression, course and treatment of diseases.

    1. Dates: 26.01.2022 – 27.01.2022
    2. Registration: 10.12.2021
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Christine Thurnheer, Hansjakob Furrer 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics II Regression Models in Clinical Epidemiology

    In Biostatistics II you will learn to apply the acquired knowledge that was introduced in the module basic biostatistics in more advanced settings. Instead of simple calculations using a pocket calculator, you now will use the statistical software package Stata® in order to perform analysis on your own with your license for Stata15.


    Objectives: To extend your toolbox for statistical analysis to settings in which regressions are used. You will become familiar with one statistical software that helps you to perform more refined statistical analyses.
    - Participants are able to provide descriptive statistics graphical summaries of concrete data sets
    - They can use Stata to provide summary estimates and 95% CIs, and to conduct hypothesis testing in certain situations
    - Participants are able to perform logistic and linear regression analyses
    - Participants are able to perform basic survival and time-to-event analyses (analysis of incident rates, obtaining Kaplan-Meier survival estimates, Cox proportional hazards regression)

    1. Dates: 26.01.2022 – 29.04.2022
    2.  Course dates: 26-28 January + 4-6 April + 8 April + 29 April 2022
    3. Registration: 26.11.2021
    4. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    5. Facilitator: Marcel Zwahlen, Cinzia Del Giovane 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

    Objectives of the module

    Participants:

    • can explain the influence of sex and gender on the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV and know the core group theory, sexual behaviour and networks, and the most important factors for STI and HIV epidemics.
    • know anatomical and physiological sex differences in lung health and disease, the effects of sex hormones on various lung diseases and the importance of social aspects, health behaviour and symptom perception.
    • are aware of gender differences in the diagnosis and treatment of urological tumours, urinary tract infections and bladder dysfunction and understand the role of anatomy and hormones.
    1. Dates: 26.01.2022 – 27.01.2022
    2. Registration: 20.12.2021
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Christine Thurnheer, Hansjakob Furrer 
    5. Topics:
  • Santé mentale, migration et culture: évaluer et soigner

    Objectifs

    Acquérir:

    • des connaissances théoriques autour de la clinique des personnes en situation de migration
    • des outils d’évaluation, des stratégies d’intervention et des techniques d’entretien pour mener à bien une prise en charge
    • un ancrage de l’identité professionnelle à travers un travail auto-réflexif et l’élaboration de son rapport à l’altérité culturelle


    Compétences visées


    • Connaître et comprendre les politiques migratoires de la Suisse et de l’Europe et leurs impacts sur les conditions de vie et la santé des personnes concernées
    • Comprendre comment les facteurs migratoires, sociaux et culturels affectent la santé, les soins
    • Intégrer dans sa pratique clinique des savoir-faire permettant d’accueillir des récits traumatiques en lien avec les violences de masse
    • Connaître le réseau médico-psycho-social et éducatif en lien avec la migration et réfléchir aux interventions plurifocales
    • Acquérir des techniques de travail avec les interprètes communautaires
    • Reconnaître l’existence d’autres modèles culturels et pratiques traditionnelles, ainsi que leurs impacts sur la santé mentale
    • Savoir reconnaître et maîtriser ses propres préjugés culturels et leurs incidences contre-transférentielles dans la relation de soins avec un-e migrant-e
    1. Dates: 01.02.2022 – 01.02.2023
    2.  The CAS contains 11 ECTS (330 hours in total, 150 hours of live classes and 180 hours in which the participants will work on their own)
    3. Location: Genève et Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Dr Betty GOGUIKIAN, Prof. Jean-Nicolas DESPLAND 
    5. Topics:
  • Statistische Methoden zum Umgang mit Confounding und Interaktionen in epidemiologischen Studien

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

    Inhalte
    • Unterschiedliche statistische Methoden für den Umgang mit Confounding
    • Prinzipien multivariabler Verfahren (einfache Beispiele der klassischen Regression)
    • Logistische Regression
    • Ausblick auf binomiale Regression, Poisson Regression und Überlebensanalyse
    • Darstellung und Interpretation von Ergebnissen multivariabler Analysen
    1. Dates: 02.02.2022 – 12.02.2021
    2.  Course dates: 3 - 5 February 2021 and 12 February 2021
    3. Registration: 02.12.2021
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    5. Facilitator: Jan Hattendorf 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Organisation et financement des systèmes de santé

    Questions relatives aux coûts de la santé, aux sources de financement, aux rémunérations des prestataires de soins et à l’organisation des soins. Diverses thématiques sont approfondies, telles que les soins de longue durée, le marché du médicament ou les soins intégrés. Enseignement combinant contenu interactif en ligne, cours et interventions en présentiel.

    1. Dates: 04.02.2022 – 17.06.2021
    2. Registration: 15.12.2021
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Joachim Marti 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Fondements économiques des systèmes de santé

    Économie de la santé sous l’angle de la théorie micro-économique. Présentation d’un certain nombre d’outils qui permettent une meilleure compréhension des différents secteurs économiques, dont celui de la santé.

    1. Dates: 04.02.2022 – 17.04.2021
    2. Registration: 15.12.2022
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Chantal Grandchamp 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Revue systématique et méta-analyse

    • Principes des revues systématiques
    • Recherche de littérature
    • Lecture critique
    • Collaboration Cochrane
    • Méta-analyse
    1. Dates: 09.02.2022 – 11.02.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: G. Haller, C. Combescure 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Droit de la santé

    Structure de l’ordre juridique, sources du droit, internormativité. Tâches de l’Etat en santé publique, organisation et financement du système de soins. Réglementation des professions de la santé et des institutions de soins, ainsi que de leurs rapports avec les patients, y compris les responsa- bilités professionnelles. Protection des données sanitaires personnelles. Encadrement juridique des progrès médicaux.

    1. Dates: 11.02.2022 – 18.03.2022
    2. Registration: 15.12.2022
    3. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Sabrina Burgat 
    5. Topics: Health Law and Regulations, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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: 23.02.2022 – 25.02.2022
    2. Registration: 23.12.2021
    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: 28.02.2022 – 15.03.2022
    2.  Course dates: 28.02.2022 and 14. - 15.03.2022
    3. Registration: 28.12.2021
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Roger Staub, Beatrice Annaheim 
    6. Topics: Global Health, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Droit des assurances sociales

    Exposé des différents régimes de protection sociale et de leur coordination au travers de cas pratiques et de la jurisprudence du Tribunal fédéral. Analyse des dispositions relatives à la prévention et du projet de loi fédérale.

    1. Dates: 04.03.2022 – 24.03.2022
    2.  Course dates: 4, 11. and 24. March
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Guy Longchamp 
    6. Topics: Social Security, Health and Accident Insurance, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Santé internationale

    • Identifier les enjeux prioritaires de santé dans un contexte de globalisation
    • Développer des plans d’action adaptés aux réalités locales, régionales ou globales
    1. Dates: 07.03.2022 – 11.03.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Global / International Health
  • Determinants of occupational diseases and work-related health problems

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

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

    • Understand the main determinants of occupational and work-related diseases as well as the individual and organizational health resources
    • Conduct effective literature research and identify the relevant publications
    • Describe evidence of an occupational health problem in terms of frequency and relevance across populations
    • Write a simple review
    1. Dates: 07.03.2022 – 10.03.2022
    2. Registration: 05.02.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Irina Guseva Canu 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation

    • Module 1 - Introduction: Understanding global health challenges
    • Module 2 - Concepts and research methods: Basic tool kit (statistics, epidemiology and quantitative methods); Applied epidemiology
    • Module 3 - Health challenges: Laboratory skills and parasitology; Clinical presentation of important diseases; Reproductive and child health
    • Module 4 - Health systems management: intercultural communication; Management strategies; System thinking
    1. Dates: 21.03.2022 – 24.06.2022
    2. Registration: 31.12.2021
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Dr. Karin Gross 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Occupational diseases and work-related health problems

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


    • Diagnose frequent occupational diseases
    • Know and apply the tools for determining occupational diseases and work-related health
    problems
    • Deal with complex cases concerning occupational diseases and work-related health problems in individuals and groups

    1. Dates: 21.03.2022 – 06.04.2022
    2. Registration: 20.09.2022
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Holger Dressel 
    5. Topics:
  • Mesures répétées, données corrélées

    • Description des designs d'études menant à des données corrélées
    • Tests statistiques pour données répétées
    • Modèles linéaires à effets mixtes
    • Illustration et exercices pratiques
    1. Dates: 23.03.2022 – 25.03.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: C. Combescure 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, General Scientific Skills
  • Exposure-related health effects

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


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


    • Find relevant information in literature and websites
    • Determine where a biomonitoring survey is required
    • Evaluate potential hazards and risks of known and unknown contaminants
    1. Dates: 28.03.2022 – 01.04.2022
    2. Registration: 25.02.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Aurélie Berthet 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Santé digitale et impact du numérique sur les systèmes de santé

    Enjeu de la santé digitale (eHealth) en termes d’innovation technique et organisationnelle et d’amélioration de la santé de la population et du système de santé. Opportunités et risques de l’eHealth et de la mHealth, du Big Data et de l’IA, ou encore de la télémédecine et du dossier patient électronique.

    1. Dates: 31.03.2022 – 01.04.2022
    2.  Course dates:31. March and 1. April
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Marie-Annick Le Pogam 
    6. Topics: Health / Bio Informatics, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Communication scientifique

    • Rédaction d’un protocole, rédaction d’un article et réponse au reviewers
    • Règles d’authorship
    • Financement d’une étude de recherche
    • Communication aux médias
    • Trucs et astuces pour la rédaction scientifique en anglais
    1. Dates: 27.04.2022 – 29.04.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Ergonomics

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

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • Understand and apply main human physiological and psychological functioning and
    limitations
    • Analyze work tasks, tools, and working environments
    • Assess ergonomic risk factors at work in standard situations
    • Evaluate individual balances of work demands and resources

    1. Dates: 02.05.2022 – 06.09.2021
    2. Registration: 15.03.2022
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics:
  • Evaluations économiques des interventions et politiques de la santé

    Ce module de formation traite, en particulier, des quatre méthodes d’évaluation que sont la minimisation de coût, l’analyse coût-efficacité, l’analyse coût-utilité et l’analyse coût-bénéfices. Cela se fera par des présentations, des analyses d’études, des exercices pratiques et des exposés de professionnel·le·s du domaine de la santé utilisant ces méthodes.

    1. Dates: 04.05.2022 – 06.05.2022
    2.  Course dates: 4., 5. and 6. May
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Christophe Pinget 
    6. Topics: Health Economics, Health Politics
  • Health Policy

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

    Objectives:


    • At the end of the module, the students will have an understanding of:
    • How the health system is organised and of the key relationships between different parts of the system.The role of regulation in the health system and the nature of the regulatory problem.
    • Be familiar with principal-agent models and how these can be applied to the regulatorysetting.
    • The complexities of evaluating policy initiatives in non-experimental settings.
    • The idea of ‘yardstick competition’, the design of regulatory instruments, the challenges involvedin designing optimal reimbursement systems and the relative strengths and weaknesses of different payment mechanisms.
    • The challenges involved in assessing the output of the health care system, in how to measure health care inputs, and in how to calculate health system productivity and productivity change.
    • The challenges involved in comparing health system performance across different countries and the issues involved in evaluating the performance of different parts of the health system.
    1. Dates: 09.05.2022 – 13.05.2022
    2. Location: Lugano
    3. Facilitator: Andrew Street, Giuliano Masiero 
    4. Topics: Health System Research, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Study Designs

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

    Content:

    • Basic terms in demography (sex and age structure of the population, birth and death rates, life expectancy and infant mortality)
    • Study designs we cover: Cross-sectional, cohort and case-control studies, intervention studies and diagnostic accuracy studies
    • Basic quantities in epidemiology: Prevalence, incidence rates (crude and age-adjusted), risk ratio, risk difference, number needed to treat, odds ratio, sensitivity, specificity
    1. Dates: 09.05.2022 – 13.05.2022
    2. Registration: 09.03.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Marcel Zwahlen, Claudia Kühni 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, General Scientific Skills
  • Décision politique en santé

    Construction des politiques de santé au niveau cantonal, national et international. Des interventions d’acteurs politiques aux différents niveaux complèteront les éclairages théoriques.

    1. Dates: 12.05.2022 – 13.05.2022
    2.  Course dates: 12. and 13. May
    3. Registration: 15.12.2022
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Pierre Stadelmann 
    6. Topics: Health Politics, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Machine Learning in Health Economics

    Presentation:

    The course covers a selection of state-of-the-art methods in econometrics and machinelearning. It aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the methods discussed, such thatthey are able to do research using modern econometric techniques, as well as critically assess existingstudies.
    Please click here for the Syllabus.


    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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 23.12.2022 – 25.12.2021
    2. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    3. Facilitator: Adrian Spoerri, Yves Bochud 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Soziokulturelle Kontexte, Migration und gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit

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

    Inhalte
    • Gesundheitliche Ungleichheit: Erklärungen zu Entstehung und Reproduktion
    • Nationale Policies in der Schweiz und im Ausland
    • Erklärungsansätze für die Bedeutung des soziokulturellen Kontextes in Interventionen
    • Rahmenbedingungen für Policies, Programme und Projekte, die Chancengleichheit verbessern
    • Konzepte für Interventionen mit Chancengleichheit im Zentrum
    • Beispiele ausgewählter Interventionen
    • Barrieren und Erfolgsfaktoren für nachhaltige Interventionen
    1. Dates: 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
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: