Courses

You can search for a course offered by SSPH+ partners by title, topic, and/or location.

  • Experimental Health Economics

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

    Objectives:

    • To give students an understanding of the experimental method
    • To make students competent in applying this method in health economics
    • To motivate students to conduct their own research in the field of experimental health economics
    1. Dates: 01.08.2021 – 31.08.2021
    2.  Cancelled!
    3. Location: Basel
    4. Facilitator: Jeannette Brosig-Koch 
    5. Topics: Health Economics
  • Panel data and non-linear models

    This course introduces participants to methodological tools for conducting empirical analysis with panel data observations. Panel data consist of repeated observations over time for a group of individuals. This observational structure characterizes many empirical studies in social sciences, e.g. when data on individual workers in the labor market are collected across time, or health surveys are conducted in a population, and in many other fields where statistical analysis with individual-level data is used. In addition to continuous data, many applications involve observations in the form of binary or polytomous data (discrete choices), counts and duration data. The course will therefore cover the necessary tools for analyzing those data types in a panel framework. At the end of the workshop the participants would know how to (1) specify a suitable model for investigating the problem under study; (2) compare the theoretical model with empirical observations; and (3) draw proper conclusions based on the results. The workshop will address the key issues of unobserved individuals’ heterogeneity (with either fixed, or random effects), endogeneity, dynamic models, sample selection, and nonlinear modeling, e.g. when the outcome variable is dichotomous and represents a discrete choice of the individuals. Among the workshop objectives is the discussion of a series of empirical studies conducted with panel data, notably in the field of labor and health economics. Finally, part of the workshop is devoted to offering participants the possibility to discuss their research work related to the topics of this course, and econometric analysis in general, with the instructor and the class.

    1. Dates: 16.08.2021 – 20.08.2021
    2. Location: Lugano
    3. Facilitator: Patrick Gagliardini 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, General Scientific Skills
  • Social media in global health: potentialities, risks, and new developments

    Social media use is an ever-increasing phenomenon that impacts and transforms global and public health, bringing about unprecedented opportunities and significant risks. This course will begin by illustrating the underlying principles that make social media powerful and perilous at the same time. It will then provide an overview of the uses of social media in global health and will look at the evidence, examples and characteristics of successful social media campaigns. In another part, the dangers of social media, such as the proliferation of “fake news”, will be highlighted and measures to ameliorate negative consequences will be discussed. Finally, current advancements, especially the integration of conversational artificial intelligence in social media and its use in health care settings will be introduced.

    Learning objectives: Participants will be able to:
    • 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: 16.08.2021 – 18.08.2021
    2.  Course dates: 16 + 18 August 2021
    3. Registration: 02.08.2021
    4. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    5. Facilitator: Christoph Pimmer 
    6. Topics: Communication in Public Health
  • 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: 19.08.2021 – 31.08.2021
    2.  Course dates: 19 - 20 August 2021 and 30 - 31 August 2021.
    3. Registration: 19.06.2021
    4. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    5. Facilitator: Marcel Zwahlen 
    6. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Führung und Kommunikation, Management/Selbstmanagement, Verantwortlichkeiten

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


    Themen
    • Führung: sich selbst führen, andere führen, sich führen lassen
    • Selbstmanagement, Changemanagement
    • Kommunikation an Schnittstellen
    • Konfliktmanagement
    • Corporate Governance
    • Wirtschaftsethik
    • Finanzdaten lesen
    1. Dates: 23.08.2021 – 27.08.2021
    2. Registration: 30.06.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Stephan Fuhrer, Stefan Grotefeld 
    5. Topics: Transferable Skills, Social Security, Health and Accident Insurance
  • Medical decision making - A health economic perspective

    In this course, we present the theory of medical decision making from a health economics perspective. In the first part of the course, the focus is on prescriptive theory. We combine informative test theory with the expected utility hypothesis to derive thresholds for treatment decision under diagnostic and therapeutic risk. Furthermore, the cost of treatment is incorporated in the analysis. In the second part, principle-agent models will be presented which are concerned with the implementation of optimal medical decision making in the presence of asymmetric information. The focus is on financial incentives which give proper incentives to use diagnostic tests and to provide adequate treatment.

    1. Dates: 23.08.2021 – 27.08.2021
    2. Location: University of Basel
    3. Facilitator: Stefan Felder, Mathias Kifmann 
    4. Topics: Health Economics
  • Is Breathing killing us? Tackling Air Pollution using science for policies to protect health.

    Ambient air pollution is a leading cause of morbidities and premature death. This online course provides basic insights into the measurement, modelling and monitoring of exposure to air pollution, it’s health effects and the overall impact and costs for public health. Clean air policy solutions will be introduced with success stories, “low hanging fruits” and global challenges for the implementation of these policies. Students will explore global examples of policy approaches and strength and limitations in their own countries. In online break-out groups students will work hands-on on real live challenges to adopt clean air policy.

    Objectives:

    By the end of the online 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. Students will train and discuss how research can be linked to policy making to improve air quality and public health.

    1. Dates: 23.08.2021 – 25.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Nino Künzli 
    5. Topics: Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Strategic Project Management

    The course will be an introduction on Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework Approach. Besides Theoretical inputs participants will work in small groups on a provided case study and will develop a first draft of a health-related project. Facilitators will coach the students during this process.
    Pre-recorded sessions will be made available always prior to a course day, so that the online time is reserved for in-depth discussions and feedback.


    Objectives: At 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: 23.08.2021 – 25.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Axel Hoffmann, Bernadette Peterhans 
    5. Topics: Transferable Skills
  • Community-based participatory methods in public health

    This course aims to provide participants with knowledge about the key principles, methods, concepts and techniques of community-based participatory methods and the practical application of CBPM in the context of public health. Participants will learn how CBPM can be applied in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programmes (i.e. health promotion, prevention of disease and management of chronic illness). It will also facilitate a space of reflection to examine how CBPM can be used to support the response to the Covid-19 pandemic including vaccination efforts and interventions to tackle health inequalities.


    Objectives: At the end of the course participants will be able to:
    • 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: 23.08.2021 – 25.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Maria Amalia Pesantes, Nadina Luca 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Applied Digital Health for Health Systems strengthening Foundations in Digital Health and Clinical Decision Support Systems

    Digital Health (the application of information and communication technology to health) has now a major role in strengthening health systems around the world, including in low and middle income countries. Governments, NGOs and donors are increasingly resorting to digital health interventions to improve access and quality of health information, enhance healthcare processes, achieve better quality of care and improve patient outcomes.

    Learning objectives:
    Understand the implications, constraints and opportunities in the application of digital health in a health system
    Be able to influence and steer eHealth initiatives for maximal results
    Be aware of international best practices and success factors in digital health
    Clinical Decision Support systems as means of strengthening primary care workforce and enhancing the quality of care.
    Have the essential knowledge required to take managerial decisions related to digital health

    1. Dates: 23.08.2021 – 25.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Martin Raab 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • NCD control in a global health perspective: Public health and systems strengthening approaches

    The course addresses public health strategies to curb NCDs, and changes needed in the health care system, with regards to the most cost-effective, affordable and scalable interventions (“best buys”) and health service strengthening approaches. The respective contributions of multisectoral public health interventions vs. changes needed within the health care system are identified and discussed. The focus is on discussing, exposing and contrasting the respective contributions of public health interventions targeting the whole population (relying largely on non-health actors) and measures to strengthen the health system (involving mainly health care actors and focusing on individuals at risk) toward NCD prevention and control.


    Objectives: At 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 multisectoral 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: 23.08.2021 – 25.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Kaspar Wyss, Pascal Bovet 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Global / International Health
  • Public Mental Health: Keeping people mentally healthy

    Promoting mental health has become increasingly important in the field of public health. This course focusses on academic knowledge combined with practical projects on four subjects:
    Promotion of mental health through positive psychology and mind body medicine.
    The impact of campaigns on knowledge and behaviour on promoting mental health in Switzerland.
    How do our neighbours go about promoting their mental health?
    The influence of good practice mental health programmes on the Swiss population.

    Objectives: The transfer of expertise (scientifical methods and data combined with good practice examples) sharing the learnings and experience and enable exchange between both areas.

    1. Dates: 24.08.2021 – 24.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Annette Hitz, Fabienne Amstad 
    5. Topics: Mental Health
  • An Introduction to health economics: how should we finance and organise our health care systems

    This day-long course shows how the tools of health economics can be used to understand the health and welfare implications of how our health care systems are funded and organised.

    Learning objectives: At the end of the course students will be able to:
    • 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: 26.08.2021 – 26.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Andrew Street 
    5. Topics: Health Economics, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Fragile Health Systems: Making sense of troubled healthcare arenas

    This course intends to introduce participants to healthcare provision in crisis, with examples and lessons drawn from violent and impoverished settings, misruled states, migrant populations, divided societies, and degraded environments.

    Objectives: To raise awareness about:
    • the main issues shaping the health field, highlighting differences alongside commonalities,
    • the analytical tools to be used to obtain valuable insights,
    • the engagement approaches to be adopted in troubled healthcare arenas, and
    • the relevant literature to be studied after the course.
    1. Dates: 26.08.2021 – 28.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Enrico Pavignani, Barbara Profeta 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Harnessing systems modelling and simulation to guide strategic health investments and actions

    This 3-day course will expose students to:
    The ‘what and why’ of systems modelling and simulation
    Real-world applications that informed policy and planning through the participatory development of decision support tools
    Exposure to systems modelling methods including their practical application
    A hands-on approach to building simple- and intermediate-level prototype models with interactive user interfaces.

    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 population 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: 26.08.2021 – 28.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Jo-An Occhipinti, Ante Prodan 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, General Scientific Skills
  • Policy Options on Mental Health

    The course will address:
    Pending and pressing issues and challenges in public mental health
    Mental Health Policy and Plans, and Mental Health Services
    Identification and use of policy options for the implementation of mental health policies
    The impact of the COVID19 epidemic on mental health


    Objectives:
    At 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 the COVID19 epidemic for public mental health

    1. Dates: 26.08.2021 – 28.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Emiliano Albanese, Benedetto Saraceno 
    5. Topics: Mental Health, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Generating Demand for better public health goods and services: A systems and consumer centred approach

    Day 1 of this course provides an introduction to social marketing. Days 2 and 3 will take participants through the planning process and explore the key principles. Although delivered virtually, the 3-day workshop will be highly interactive with a lot of group activities and breakout sessions, live polls, Q&A time, and case examples used to illustrate key concepts. Participants will also get a chance to work in teams as well as applying the behaviour change tools to their own projects.

    Objectives:
    • Explain the core elements of successful social marketing demand creation
    • Learn how to “pitch” social marketing demand creation ideas and sustainable business models to senior management, stakeholders, and donors to gain buy-in.
    • Explore how innovations in behavioural science and consumer insights are used to create demand for better public health goods and services.
    • Understand the planning process used in developing successful demand creation initiatives.
    • Identify, prioritise and segment the target audience.
    • Understand the importance of formative research in demand-creation work and how to ask the right questions.
    • Discuss important issues related to public-private partnerships in trying to reach public health goals.
    • Develop a social marketing intervention mix based on insights.
    • Critically appraise at least two programmes in which public-private partnerships have been used to achieve public health outcomes.
    • Understand why putting on your ‘business hat’ is important when thinking of improving nutrition and public health goods and services at scale.
    • Explain at least three programmes in which social and behaviour change was used as a tool for development and discuss the strengths of those particular applications.
    1. Dates: 26.08.2021 – 28.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Rowena Merritt, Kalpana Beesabathuni 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Multisectoral approaches for health: Implications for Policy and Practice

    This course provides an introductory perspective on determinants of health, equity and multisectoral approaches. Building on earlier debates on determinants of health it will discuss why multisectoral approaches and collaboration are needed to advance the Agenda 2030 health goal. Practical examples of multisectoral collaborations will be reviewed in form of group work and case studies to provide the participants with an understanding of different models of multisectoral collaboration, their implications as well as the challenges and ways to overcome them. Participants will be asked to identify and analyse incentives and opportunities for multisectoral action within their own local context.

    Objectives: At the end of the course, the participants
    • are familiar with the various terms used to convey a holistic approach (e.g. intersectoral, multisectoral, Health in All Policies) and their meanings in policy, implementation and practice
    • have an understanding of how multisectoral action can improve health outcomes and equity through addressing determinants of health
    • are aware of approaches, key entry points, incentives and opportunities, tools and models to support multisectoral collaboration for health
    • identify existing locally relevant multi-sectoral mechanisms and explore ways these can be better harnessed
    • understand challenges and implications of multisectoral approaches.
    1. Dates: 26.08.2021 – 28.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Carmel Williams, Nicole Valentine 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • L’assurance-invalidité

    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:

    • L’assurance-invalidité (introduction)
    • Détection précoce / Mesures de réinsertion / Mesures de réadaptation / Révisions des rentes
    1. Dates: 26.08.2021 – 26.08.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: Philippe Graf, Karin Gentile 
    5. Topics: Accident insurance
  • Designing Health Care: Improving health care through Evidence-based Design

    Covid19 has shown us very clearly that design plays an important role in healthcare: whether it is to communicate messages clearly and effectively or to design safe and efficient environments. The pandemic has also shown us that we need to gain a better understanding of the impact of design and architecture in order to improve our facilities and communications in the field of health care. Hence we need processes, tools, and infrastructures that allow us to learn more about the needs and behaviors of healthcare users.
    Evidence-based design takes psychological, social and physical aspects into account when designing products, communication material, environments, processes or services within the health care sector. This leads to more effective communication, reduces patient and staff stress and injuries, promotes well-being and supports the healing process of patients.
    In this one-day course, participants will gain an insight into evidence-based design in the healthcare sector and learn more about its processes and tools. In the first part, members of the interdisciplinary research group Health Care Communication Design HCCD of the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH and the newly founded Swiss Center for Design and Health, will provide participants with some theoretical background. They use recent examples from the pandemic crisis and from their own work to show what effects design measures can have in the context of health care. In the second part, the course’s participants will take on a concrete case and work on it in groups. The goal is to develop an understanding of the respective context and to formulate appropriate solutions with the help of design methods. In a final round, the various approaches will be presented and discussed in plenary.
    Objectives:
    Raising awareness of the impact of design and architecture in the field of health care
    Basic theoretical knowledge of evidence-based design in the field of health care
    Exercising methods and tools from design research

    1. Dates: 27.08.2021 – 27.08.2021
    2. Registration: 02.08.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
    4. Facilitator: Minou Afzali, Arne Scheuermann 
    5. Topics: Communication in Public Health, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Personnes âgées et assurances

    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:

    • Dépendances et assurances
    • Dépendance et personnes âgées (démographie, faits, économie)
    • Les prestations complémentaires à l’AVS et à l’AI
    • Proches aidants
    • Gérontologie / Aspects médicaux
    1. Dates: 27.08.2021 – 28.08.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: A. Previtali, S. Pellegrini 
    5. Topics: Aging, Social Security
  • Evaluation of occupational health interventions

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

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

    • Define the scope, intended uses and primary users of evaluation results
    • Design an evaluation project, select appropriate methods, and specify data sources
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret data
    • Draw conclusions based on evaluation data and develop recommendations
    • Communicate evaluation results to the stakeholders (incl. reporting) and induce follow-up activities
    1. Dates: 30.08.2021 – 01.08.2021
    2. Registration: 21.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Gregor Jenny 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Neurology and Psychiatry

    The module neurology and psychiatry combines the specialities of neurology, sleep research, psychiatry and developmental paediatrics. In all these areas, clear sex and gender differences can be observed.

    1. Dates: 03.09.2021 – 04.09.2021
    2. Registration: 30.07.2021
    3. Location: Center for Continuing Education, University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Susanne Wegener, David Garcia Nuñez 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences, Mental Health
  • Ressources humaines et leadership

    Le cours aborde les principaux aspects de l’encadrement, à savoir le leadership, la motivation, le travail en équipe, la communication, l’évaluation et la gestion de conflits. Il le fait en variant les approches pédagogiques dans le but d’impliquer les participantes : discussion autour d’études de cas et d’un film, exercices, questionnaires, exposés.

    Objectifs
    • Rendre les participant·e·s conscient·e·s de l'importance de l'encadrement et démontrer qu'une approche professionnelle à l'encadrement est aussi nécessaire que possible.
    • Discuter des manières dont on peut/doit encadrer et motiver ses collaboratrices et ses collaborateurs.
    • Engager les participant·e·s à définir des domaines concrets dans lesquels ils ou elles aimeraient s'améliorer, ainsi que des mesures à prendre pour y parvenir.
    1. Dates: 03.09.2021 – 10.09.2021
    2.  Course Dates: 3/9/10 September
    3. Registration: 15.06.2021
    4. Location: Unisanté, Lausanne
    5. Facilitator: Paul Vanderbroeck 
    6. Topics: Transferable Skills, Health Services Administration
  • 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: 06.09.2021 – 08.09.2021
    2. Registration: 06.07.2021
    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
  • Writing a Journal Article… and Getting it Published

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

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

    1. Dates: 07.09.2021 – 09.09.2021
    2. Registration: 07.08.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Nicola Low 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Global Citizenship Education

    UNESCO defines global citizenship as a “sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity”. Global citizenship education, in this context, concerns learning to recognize and respect multiple levels of identity and collective identity that transcend individual cultural, religious, ethnic and other differences. The strength of Global Citizenship Education comes from the fact that it takes a long-term, root cause approach to the social problems we are experiencing today. This is why this concept has been integrated into the Education-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, this notion has been criticized for its conceptual fuzziness and for embodying Western, privileged perspectives.

    Programme Objectives:
    Understand the history and theoretical foundations of Global Citizenship Education;
    Develop the ability to create institutional projects in the area of Global Citizenship;
    Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to set up research projects on Global Citizenship;
    Prepare for a critical analysis of pedagogical projects in international, national and local contexts aiming to promote Global Citizenship Education.

    1. Dates: 13.09.2021 – 17.09.2021
    2. Registration: 30.04.2021
    3. Location: [ONLINE] University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Abdeljalil Akkari, Laura Engel 
    5. Topics: Global / International Health, Transferable Skills
  • Principes généraux de la recherche clinique

    • Protocole de recherche
    • Principaux designs d’étude
    • Revue de la littérature
    • Statistiques descriptives
    • Estimation statistique
    • Introduction à l’utilisation du logiciel STATA
    1. Dates: 15.09.2021 – 17.09.2021
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Fundamentals of randomized controlled clinical trials

    This basic and intermediate level course covers design, conduct and analysis issues of clinical trials with a focus on randomized-controlled trials. We will only briefly discuss clinical studies without randomization. We will cover design issues such as the identification of the target population, choice and definition of the interventions and comparators, of study outcomes and assumptions needed to determine the size of the trial. Regarding the conduct and implementation of clinical trials we will cover the choice of randomization strategies and procedures, the role of blinding, issues on
    prevention and handling of missing data, (safety and efficacy) monitoring of the study, and the standards for the reporting of the trial results. For all topics, focus is on fundamentals and principles rather than practical/implementation aspects.

    Objectives: By the end of this 3 day course, students will be able to:
    - critically assess the design, conduct, and analysis and reporting of a (randomized) clinical trial
    - identify and design the fundamental characteristics of a clinical trial to address a clearly specified clinical question
    - understand the challenges related to selected aspects of the implementation and conduct of a clinical trial.

    1. Dates: 20.09.2021 – 22.09.2021
    2. Registration: 20.07.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Sven Trelle, Marcel Zwahlen 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Épidémiologie

    • Maîtriser les concepts de base en épidémiologie et biostatistique
    • Collecter, analyser et interpréter des données épidémiologiques pour une prise de décision professionnelle en santé publique
    • Discuter de manière critique les études épidémiologiques
    1. Dates: 20.09.2021 – 24.09.2021
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Promotion de la santé et santé communautaire

    Objectifs

    • Donner les bases d'une approche multidisciplinaire et pluriprofessionnelle de la promotion de la santé et de la santé communautaire
    • Définir et illustrer les notions de santé publique, promotion de la santé et santé communautaire dans une perspective globale
    • Développer une méthodologie commune pour la conduite et la gestion de la prévention et promotion de la santé
    • Susciter une démarche participative autour de la santé d’une collectivité
    • Favoriser la mise en réseau avec les acteurs/trices de la communauté
    Compétences visées
    • Posséder les bases méthodologiques dans les domaines de la promotion de la santé et de la santé communautaire
    • Identifier les déterminants de l'état de santé et les besoins de santé d'une population
    • Connaître différentes méthodes d'intervention, les conditions dans lesquelles les appliquer et comment en mesurer l'impact
    • Connaître les principales étapes du processus de planification, de gestion, d’évaluation d'un projet ou d’un programme de santé publique
    • Maîtriser différentes techniques de communication en promotion de la santé
    1. Dates: 21.09.2021 – 14.06.2022
    2.  25 jours en présence répartis en 18 journées (9h15-17h00), 2 ateliers de 2 jours et 3 jours sur des sujets d’actualité
    3. Registration: 31.07.2021
    4. Location: University of Geneva
    5. Facilitator: Prof. Philippe Chastonay, Prof. Emmanuel Kabengele Mpinga 
    6. Topics:
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis: a Practical Approach

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


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

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

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


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

    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:

    • Planification médico-sociale et séjour en EMS
    1. Dates: 29.09.2021 – 29.09.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: Y. Grosclaude 
    5. Topics: Aging, Disability
  • Santé, pauvreté, migration

    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:

    • Santé et pauvreté – les enjeux pour l’aide sociale publique
    • L’aide sociale et la santé : la pratique dans le canton de Neuchâtel
    • Santé et migration
    1. Dates: 30.09.2021 – 30.09.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: R. Fasano, D. Efionayi-Maeder 
    5. Topics: Migration health, Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Introduction to the Statistical Software R

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


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

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

    Occupational hygiene specialists should understand human risk perception and risk behavior, legal boundary conditions for chemicals handling, and risk management. This course will introduce students to human risk perception, the applications of Swiss legal framework in work and health, and the training of workers in the application of safety rules.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
    • Apply current national and international regulatory systems (e.g. REACH, MSDS)
    • Apply OEL values and substance documentation for further interpretation of measurement data
    • Write risk assessment reports according to recipients’ expectations and regulations
    • Communicate critical results to organizations and community («breaking bad news»)
    1. Dates: 04.10.2021 – 07.10.2021
    2. Registration: 30.08.2021
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: David Vernez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Applied Logistic Regression

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

    Objectives: By the end of this course, students should:
    • Master methods of statistical modeling when the response variable is binary.
    • Be confident users of Stata or R computing binary logistic regression models.
    1. Dates: 11.10.2021 – 15.10.2021
    2. Registration: 11.09.2021
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Stanley Lemeshow, Ben Spycher 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • 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: 11.10.2021 – 13.10.2020
    2. Registration: 11.08.2021
    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
  • Études randomisées

    • Principes généraux des essais cliniques randomisés
    • Tests statistiques simples
    • Taille d’échantillon et puissance
    • Principes en éthique de la recherche médicale
    1. Dates: 13.10.2021 – 15.10.2021
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • 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: 18.10.2021 – 20.10.2021
    2. Registration: 18.08.2021
    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
  • Santé au travail

    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:

    • Introduction générale
    • Introduction au droit du travail
    • Droits et devoirs des employés
    • Application de la LTr en milieu hospitalie
    • Atteintes à la santé – le cas du burn-out et du mobbing
    • Devoirs et responsabilités des employeurs
    • Nature et valeur probante d’un certificat médical
    1. Dates: 20.10.2021 – 21.10.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: P. Mahon, J.P. Dunand 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Réglementation de la médecine du travail

    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:

    • Réglementation de la sécurité et de la santé au travail
    • Inspection du travail du canton de Neuchâtel
    • Santé et sécurité au travail
    1. Dates: 22.10.2021 – 22.10.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: V. Lagger, P. Rognon 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • 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: 25.10.2021 – 12.11.2021
    2.  Course dates: 25 - 26.10.2020 and 12.11.2021
    3. Registration: 25.08.2021
    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, Anesthesia and Intensive Care

    This module teaches important differences between women and men in drug therapy, in selected areas of anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. The participants learn to take these into account in their daily work.

    1. Dates: 28.10.2021 – 29.10.2021
    2. Registration: 15.09.2021
    3. Location: Center for Continuing Education, University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Ursula Amstutz 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • Musculoskeletal System and Rheumatic Diseases

    In this module, the influence of sex and gender on various aspects and pathologies affecting the musculoskeletal system is conveyed. In addition to the points that directly affect the musculoskeletal system, the immune system as well as trainability and performance will be examined more closely.

    1. Dates: 01.11.2021 – 02.11.2021
    2. Registration: 01.10.2021
    3. Location: Center for Continuing Education, University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Johannes Scherr, Mazda Farshad 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • Fundamental Concepts in Epidemiology

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


    Objectives

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

    1. Dates: 08.11.2021 – 12.11.2021
    2. Registration: 08.10.2021
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Albert Hofman, Oscar Franco 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology
  • GIS for Public Health

    The physical and social environment that surrounds us plays an important part in our health and wellbeing. The geography concept of ‘place’ thus cannot be ignored in public health. Whether investigating the level of environmental pollution, access to recreation or health services, or the patterns or spread of disease, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the standard platform for exploring spatial attributes and relationships between our environment and health.
    This course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. It will introduce students to the basics including: working with and integrating spatial and non-spatial data; geographic scale and spatial precision; projections; geocoding; visualisation; thematic mapping; and understanding spatial relationships.
    Specific skills and tools will also be introduced in relation to methods for route analysis and for spatial linkage of exposure, contextual and confounder information for epidemiological or health risk assessment studies. Students will apply their new skills in a case study based either on their own data or on available datasets for defined topics.
    This course will be a mix of lectures, demonstrations and practical time for hands-on data analysis in ArcGIS and QGIS (emphasis on ArcGIS). No prior knowledge of GIS is required, though completion of pre-course work is essential preparation for this intensive course.

    1. Dates: 08.11.2021 – 12.11.2021
    2. Registration: 08.10.2021
    3. Location: Biozentrum, University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Études transversales

    • Généralités sur les enquêtes
    • Élaboration d’un questionnaire
    • Échantillonnage
    • Confusion versus biais
    • Corrélation et régression linéaire
    1. Dates: 10.11.2021 – 12.11.2021
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Qualitative Health Research: BASIC module: Defining and developing qualitative research in public health

    Objectives:

    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 indepth 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: 17.11.2021 – 19.11.2021
    2. Registration: 15.10.2021
    3. Location: Haute École de Santé Vaud, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Rose-Anna Foley , Christina Akré 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Atelier de micro-informatique

    Utiliser les outils micro-informatiques de base dans la recherche d’information, de récolte, d’analyse et/ou de gestion de données

    1. Dates: 17.11.2021 – 19.11.2021
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Gestion de la qualité - Gestion des risques

    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:

    • Défis de gestion de la qualité en milieu hospitalier
    • Gestion des risques et sécurité des patients : l’exemple valaisan
    1. Dates: 18.11.2021 – 18.11.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: A. Staines, D. Koenig 
    5. Topics: Health Services Administration
  • Responsabilités des établissements de soins

    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:

    • Responsabilités des établissements de soins
    • Cas pratique
    1. Dates: 19.11.2021 – 19.11.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: R. Christinat 
    5. Topics: Health Services Administration, Administration Health Institutions
  • Communication

    • Communiquer clairement autour de problématiques de santé publique avec différents groupes de population (animation de groupes de travail, communications de résultats scientifiques pour les non-professionnels, présentations scientifiques brèves et rédaction des rapports et d’articles scientifiques pour des professionnels)
    • Concevoir, produire et diffuser du matériel de communication en santé publique
    1. Dates: 22.11.2021 – 26.11.2021
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Communication in Public Health
  • Qualitative Health Research: ADVANCED module: Appraising qualitative health research

    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: 25.11.2021 – 26.11.2021
    2. Registration: 25.10.2021
    3. Location: Unisanté and Haute École de Santé Vaud, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Rose-Anna Foley , Christina Akré 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Introduction to Statistical Software Stata® and Electronic Data Capture Software REDCap

    This course is divided in two parts:

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


    Objectives:

    • By end of part 1, students will be able to set up their own database in REDCap.
    • By the end of part 2, students will be able to run a typical Stata project: import data from text or Excel files, perform data manipulation (including using labels), save manipulated data, perform simple statistical analysis and graphical representation of the data.
    1. Dates: 01.12.2021 – 03.12.2021
    2. Registration: 01.11.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Adrian Spoerri, Yves Bochud 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 13.01.2022 – 14.01.2022
    2. Registration: 10.12.2021
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Christine Thurnheer, Hansjakob Furrer 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • 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 – 25.01.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:  
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, Health Policy, System and Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 06.06.2022 – 10.06.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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