Courses

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  • 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: 21.08.2019 – 23.08.2019
    2. Location: University of Bern
    3. Facilitator: Matthias Egger, Orestis Efthimiou 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
  • Gouvernance du système de santé

    Analyse des principes et des modes de gouvernance du système de santé, en regard des problématiques suivantes : contexte institutionnel, cadre législatif, acteurs en présence, processus de décision. Le fédéralisme et le rôle des cantons, la subsidiarité, la relation régulation - marché, les perspectives de transparence, d’évaluation et de planification, de même que les enjeux politiques actuels et futurs seront abordés.


    Objectifs:

    • Etudier les mécanismes de pilotage du système de santé: planification, marché et concurrence, ainsi que les outils de gestion issus du secteur privé.
    • Comprendre le changement du rôle de l'Etat et les réformes en cours face au processus d'industrialisation de la médecine.
    1. Dates: 23.08.2019 – 30.09.2019
    2. Registration: 14.06.2019
    3. Location: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP), Lausanne; Centre des Laboratoires d'Epalinges (CLE), Epalinges
    4. Facilitator: Stéphane Rossini 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Microeconomic Topics in Health Economics

    Microeconomic analysis is an important tool for health economics. This will be demonstrated for four selected topics which are at the core of health economics. For each topic, the lecture gives an overview. With the help of problem sets and presentations, more detailed aspects will be discussed. Participants should be familiar with microeconomic theory at least at an intermediary level. The course relies on research papers and the textbook

    Objectives

    • To give students understanding of micro-economic models in health
    • To make students competent in principle-agent models
    • To motivate students to conduct their own research into health economic models
    1. Dates: 26.08.2019 – 30.08.2019
    2. Location: Basel
    3. Facilitator: Mathias Kifmann 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Health Insurance
  • Using Evidence to Improve the Efficiency of Health Care Systems

    Description

    The course discusses how evidence generated by health technology assessment (HTA) and economic evaluation can be used to improve the efficiency of health care systems. It is designed as an introduction to the concepts, methods, and application of health technology assessment and economic evaluation in health care, exploring how these approaches can be used in health care decision-making. Specific topics that will be covered include: the policy context for HTA, methods and processes of HTA, an overview of economic evaluation methods, cost and benefit estimation, economic evaluation using patient-level data, economic evaluation using decision-analytic modelling, critical appraisal of HTAs and economic evaluation studies, and the use HTA and economic evaluation in health care decision-making. Numerous examples and case studies from both high income and low/middle income countries will be used to illustrate the main points and considerable emphasis is placed on learning through group work and exercises. There will be ample opportunity for participants to discuss any issues or problems they have already encountered in the field of HTA and economic evaluation. The course will be of particular benefit to those working in, or with, the health care sector who have an interest in using evidence to improve the allocation of health care resources, or have a need to present a case for funding or reimbursement of particular health care treatments or programs.

    Objectives
    At the end of the course, the student will:
    • understand the policy context for the use of evidence to improve the efficiency of health care systems;
    • be familiar with the components of health technology assessment and its link with economic evaluation;
    • be familiar with the concepts, methods and applications of economic evaluation in healthcare;
    • understand costing methodology and the different approaches to valuing the benefits of health treatments;
    • be able to undertake a critical appraisal of published studies;
    • understand the limitations of clinical trials as a vehicle for economic evaluation;
    • be familiar with decision-analytic modelling approaches, including the construction of decision trees and Markov models;
    • appreciate the main issues in the use of economic evaluation in health care resource allocation decisions, including the reimbursement of health technologies;
    • have an appreciation of future developments in the theory and application of economic evaluation in health care.
    1. Dates: 26.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Mike Drummond, Marco Barbieri 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health Economics
  • Social Marketing and Public Health Theory and Practice

    Description
    Why Citizen centric policy and programme development is necessary, the rationale for Social Marketing.
    The key concepts and principles of good practice in Social Marketing practice and how these concepts can help guide the selection of an optimum mix of interventions to achieve programme goals and empower citizens
    How Social Marketing adds value to policy selection, strategy development and the operational delivery of social programmes.
    Behaviour and how to influence it. How behavioural sciences can be used to inform the development and delivery of effective Social Marketing programmes
    Behavioral theory and its implications for Social Marketing and public health strategy.
    Generating insight and building segmentation models to aid targeting of Social Marketing programmes.
    Developing social value propositions.
    How and when to use different Types and Forms of Social Marketing interventions including: information and awareness approaches, infotainment and gamification approaches, education and community engagement approaches, control and punishment approaches and design approaches.
    Social Marketing strategy development and operational programme delivery and management. Including the application of systems thinking.
    Building social programme coalitions and maintaining them. Asset management including stakeholder and partner engagement and management in Social Marketing
    The Social Marketing planning process including: scoping, testing, enactment, learning and implementing learning.
    Ethical considerations in planning delivering and evaluation Social Marketing and how to deal with them.
    Evaluating and assessing the impact of Social Marketing programmes.
    Commissioning Social Marketing. What funders and sponsors of programmes can do to ensure that social marketing programmes are developed and delivered in such a way as to enable meaningful evaluation and inform future investment decisions
    Taking learning back to work, how to embed Social Marketing principles into organisations operating DNA.
    Wrap up session and other issues flagged by the group.


    Objectives:
    Course Aim: This course aims to give those attending a grounding in key Social Marketing theory, concepts, planning and techniques in relation to public health protection and health promotion. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how these concepts and techniques can be applied in the design, delivery and evaluation of programmes intended to influence the behaviour of target groups, partners and stakeholders.
    Course Objectives: Those attending the course will:


    • Understand the key concepts that underpin Social Marketing theory and practice and be able to identify good practice in Social Marketing.
    • Understand how behavioural sciences, management and marketing theory can be applied to select and implement effective programmes.
    • Be aware of and have explored how to set out social marketing strategy and plans. Including the development of aims, goals and smart objectives and congruent evaluation metrics.
    • Understand the range of intervention options that can be brought together in a social marketing intervention mix strategy, including, promotional strategies, engagement strategies, control strategies, and design strategies.
    • Understand how to develop citizen focused value propositions that have a measurable impact on public health.
    • Understand and be able to give examples about how to evaluate and improve Social Marketing programmes.
    1. Dates: 26.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Jeff French, Julie Huibregtsen 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Design, assessment, and implementation of policy, plans, and interventions for mental health

    Description

    • 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

    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
    1. Dates: 26.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Emiliano Albanese, Benedetto Saraceno 
    5. Topics: Mental Health, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Communication to Influence Health Behavior? Understanding and doing BCC.

    Description
    Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) is a type of communication designed for the purpose of influencing health related behaviour by motivating, informing, persuading, or inspiring them through knowledge attainment and or attitudinal change. The importance of communication is increasingly being recognized by governments and donors and as such, individuals are tasked with designing communication that fixes some incredibly complex behaviours, improves people’s lives, and saves healthcare costs. Designing effective communication requires skills and knowhow. Participants in this course will learn the evidence associated with BCC and how to design effective BCC.


    Objectives: At the end of the course participants will:


    • Be able to define and describe Behavior Change Communication (BCC);
    • Know how to design communication for behavior change to maximize its effects;
    • Be familiar with the concepts, methods and applications of BCC;
    • Be able to describe the outcomes achieved with BCC, in what settings and under what conditions/contexts;
    • Be able to discuss important issues in using BCC, including its strengths and limitations to achieving behavior change.
    1. Dates: 26.08.2019 – 28.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Suzanne Suggs 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Communication in Public Health
  • Health financing policies, health system performance and obstacles to Universal Health Coverage

    Description
    The course provides students with an overview of the patterns and key issues of health systems financing policies, with an emphasis on critical assessment of current and future policy options and issues. The course analyses methods and tools to assess health financing policies and it reviews effective policy instruments to improve health system performance through better health financing policy. It is structured around the following topics:

    • Objectives of health financing system;
    • Raising revenues – thinking outside the box;
    • Pooling revenues – insurance, taxes and the costs of fragmentation;
    • Purchasing – getting more health for the money including questions of benefits packages;
    • Health system development that complements health financing reforms;
    • Coordinating reform – aligning policy instruments with policy objectives.

    The course offers examples and practical experiences from low, middle, and high income countries.

    The key principles and challenges of attaining and maintaining universal coverage, as well as the tools analysed, are relevant to low, middle and high income countries


    Objectives: At the end of the course participants will be:

    • Familiar with the key issues in health systems financing for ensuring access to needed services with financial risk protection;
    • Able to assess alternative methods of:
      • raising revenue to funding health services;
      • pooling funds to spread financial risks and reduce financial barriers to access;
      • and purchasing or providing services efficiently and effectively;
    • Able to appreciate the challenges of health systems and financing policies that can benefit the poor;
    • Able to identify some of the other types of health system strategies that are needed to support changes in health financing policies;
    • Able to adopt a systematic approach to assess and design health financing policies
    1. Dates: 26.08.2019 – 28.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Fabrizio Tediosi, David B. Evans 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health Economics
  • NCD control in a global health perspective: Public health and systems strengthening approaches

    Description
    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”). 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 be:
    • 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 most critical elements needed to strengthen health care services for the delivery of cost effective management of NCDs
    • 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
    • Know the key elements of the global agenda for NCDs at the World Health Organization and United Nations levels
    1. Dates: 26.08.2019 – 28.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Kaspar Wyss, Pascal Bovet 
    5. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Strategic Project Management

    Description
    Introduction into the theory of strategic Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework Approach.
    Problem identification using the Problem Tree
    Planning and designing a project related to health, following the Logical Framework Approach step by step in theory and practice, including a Monitoring and Evaluation framework
    Presentation of the project in plenary

    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: 26.08.2019 – 28.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Axel Hoffmann, Bernadette Peterhans 
    5. Topics: Transferable Skills
  • Health Systems and Services in International Comparison

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

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

    1. Dates: 28.08.2019 – 30.08.2019
    2. Registration: 28.06.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Kaspar Wyss, Fabrizio Tediosi 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health System Research
  • Community Based Participatory Methods in Public Health

    Description
    Why is CBPR important?
    How does CBPR differ from other approaches in defining problems, gathering information and using results?
    Key concepts and approaches of participatory research. Participatory approaches to research design, process, analysis, dissemination and implementation: Community Action Research (CAR) and Collaborative Inquiry; participatory learning and action and community asset-based approach; community-based social marketing.
    Methods: ethnography; interviews and focus groups; participatory mapping; mapping social and environmental influences on health.
    Applications of CBPR in public health (examples and challenges).
    Theory and practice of co-creation – How to ‘co-create’ with stakeholders, community members, professionals, policymakers and service providers.
    Capacity building and stakeholder engagement
    Ethics and challenges in CBPR.
    Objectives:
    The importance of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods and approaches has grown significantly in health science in the last decades. This is in line with the shift towards ecological models which bring the community at the heart of interventions and focus on engaging individuals, hospitals, health service providers, social organisations, and government officials to develop partnerships and co-create positive change. CBPR approaches position researchers and communities as partners who engage in the design, execution, and application of research. CBPR aims to facilitate a co-learning process for capacity building and empowerment so that public health programmes and interventions respond to local realities. CBPR is suitable for research with groups and communities such as: patient groups; groups with shared risks or vulnerabilities; geographically defined communities; grassroots organisations; minority populations; groups with shared circumstances or engaging in similar work.
    This course aims to provide participants with knowledge about the key principles, methods, concepts and techniques of community-based participatory research and the practical application of such research in the context of public health. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how CBPR 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).
    At the end of the course participants will be able to:
    Understand why and for which purposes CBPR methods are useful;
    Understand the key concepts, methods, and applications of CBPR;
    Understand how to apply community-based participatory methods in health programmes;
    Understand which participatory methods to use for community-based interventions.

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

    1. Dates: 29.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Nadina Luca 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, General Scientific Skills
  • Applied health economics for policy design and evaluation

    Description:
    The health care sector is extremely complex, and this gives rise to concerns about 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, and how the various parts of the system interact; the role of regulation, resource allocation, payment arrangements, and performance measurement; the complexities of evaluating policy and performance; and the contribution that health economics can make to the design and evaluation of health policy.
    During the course we will tackle the challenges of priority setting, consider options for financing universal health coverage, assess funding arrangements for health care providers and methods to evaluate provider performance. We will consider patient reported outcome measures, and how these can be used to inform policy, practice and patient choice. We will learn how to assess the utilisation and costs of care of individuals and how this information can be used to address the policy challenges of caring for people with multiple long term conditions. We will consider hospital configuration and bed modelling to assess how many hospital beds are needed and where should they be. We shall discuss the challenges associated with comparing health system performance. Participants are introduced to variety of evaluative techniques and statistical and econometric methods as the course progresses.


    Objectives: This course is designed to provide insight into:

    • the nature of policy challenges, including trade-offs and the need for priorisation
    • health system financing and payment arrangements
    • measurement of the quality of health care and use of patient reported outcomes
    • challenges of measuring multi-morbidity and caring for people with several long term conditions
    • the geographical planning of health care services
    • the measurement of inequality in health care needs and utilisation
    1. Dates: 29.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Andrew Street 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health Economics
  • Understanding research and biostatistics for public health practitioners and policy makers

    Description
    A wide variety of examples will be used to illustrate these issues from a range of diseases areas and from low, middle and high income countries. The teaching will be a mix of interactive lectures and group practicals and discussions.


    Objectives: At the end of the course participants will be:
    • To understand, evaluate and interpret results from medical research
    • Understand key statistical principles in the design and analysis of medical research
    • Understand the key study designs
    • Appreciate the importance of study design, analysis and reporting in interpreting results
    • Evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and biases from research studies for effective implementation for public health policy
    1. Dates: 29.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Tim Clayton 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Better Health Faster: Using Law and Policy Effectively in Public Health

    Description:
    The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with the tools they need to:

    1. mobilize public health law-related knowledge and capacity within their organizations
    2. use and assess law and policy effectively through multidisciplinary team work within their organizations
    3. use and assess the role of human rights norms related to the rights to health and accountability mechanisms in advancing public health goals.


    Objectives:
    The workshop will be built around two core concepts, the Transdisciplinary Model of Public Health Law and the Five Essential Public Health Law Services.

    The “transdisciplinary model” unites two traditions of law-related work in public health:

    1. “Public health law practice”: the traditionally recognized lawyerly functions of normative and doctrinal research, counseling, and representation, which continue to be crucial to the effective operation of health organizations and systems; and
    2. “Legal epidemiology”: the legal work that public health professionals have done for decades without necessarily thinking of it as legal, including policy development, building support for new policies, enforcement, and monitoring and evaluation of legal interventions and the impact of laws on health.At the end of the workshop, participants should have a strong grasp of the latest knowledge in public health law research, be able to put this knowledge into practice especially in terms of governance, policy-making, policy implementation and evaluation within their organizations and research. Ultimately they should have a reinforced capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams to enhance the effective use of law and policy solutions in their public health work.
    1. Dates: 29.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Dominique Sprumont, Luisa Cabal 
    5. Topics: Health Law and Regulations, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Multisectoral approaches for health: Implications for Policy and Practice

    Description
    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.


    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, tools and models to support multisectoral collaboration for health
    • understand challenges and implications of multisectoral approaches.
    1. Dates: 29.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
    2. Registration: 26.07.2019
    3. Location: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
    4. Facilitator: Karin Gross, Carmel Williams 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Ressources humaines et leadership

    Le cours touche les principaux aspects de l'encadrement, à savoir le leadership, la motivation, le travail en équipe, la communication, l'évaluation et la gestion des conflits. Il le fait en variant les approches pédagogiques dans le but d'impliquer les participant(e)s: discussion 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 collaborateurs.
    • Engager les participant(e)s à définir des domaines concrets dans lesquels ils(elles) aimeraient s'améliorer, ainsi que des mesures à prendre pour y parvenir.
    1. Dates: 30.08.2019 – 30.09.2019
    2. Registration: 14.06.2019
    3. Location: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP); Lausanne; Centre des laboratoires d'Epalinges CLE
    4. Facilitator: Paul Vanderbroeck 
    5. Topics: Transferable Skills, Health Services Administration
  • Meta-analysis: Advanced methods using the Stata software

    This four-day course is dedicated to the learning of statistical methods of meta-analysis and their implementation in the Stata software. Meta-analysis is key to the synthesis of quantitative data within the framework of a systematic review. Participants will get a deep understanding of the statistical concepts of meta-analysis, and learn how to carry out meta-analyses with the Stata software. The first day is entirely dedicated to using Stata, which is a very convenient and powerful software for carrying out meta-analyses.

    Objectives:
    • Get a thorough understanding of the statistical concepts of meta-analysis.
    • Apply the Stata software commands necessary to conduct meta-analyses with confidence
    1. Dates: 03.09.2019 – 06.09.2019
    2. Registration: 01.07.2019
    3. Location: Cochrane Switzerland; Unisanté
    4. Facilitator: Patrick Taffé 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Bewertung, Vergütung und optimale Versorgung im Gesundheitswesen

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

    Inhalte
    • Herangehensweisen an HTA und Vergütungsentscheide im europäischen Vergleich
    • Herangehensweisen an Preisbildung bzw. Preisfestsetzung im europäischen Vergleich
    • Formen und Prinzipien der Leistungsvergütung und ihre jeweiligen Anreizwirkungen
    • Vorgehensweisen in der Schweiz: Vorteile, Nachteile und Weiterentwicklungsmöglichkeiten
    • Methoden und Datenquellen der Versorgungsforschung mit Relevanz für die Gesundheitsökonomie
    • Aktuelle Studienbeispiele der Versorgungsforschung mit ökonomischen Implikationen
    1. Dates: 04.09.2019 – 09.09.2019
    2. Registration: 04.07.2019
    3. Location: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum (WWZ), Universität Basel
    4. Facilitator: Stefan Felder, Oliver Reich 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health Economics
  • 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

    Objective: The goal of this course is simple: to enable PhD students to get their articles.

    written and sent off to a journal.

    1. Dates: 04.09.2019 – 06.09.2019
    2. Registration: 04.08.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Nicola Low 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Transferable Skills
  • Planification stratégique, conduite du changement

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

    Objectifs:

    • Etre capable de définir ce que peut contenir un plan stratégique, d'appréhender les contributions attendues, d'identifier les approches possibles, les méthodes et les outils, et de déterminer la spécificité du management stratégique dans les services de santé, en identifiant les contributions attendues d'un plan stratégique. Aussi, comment résoudre les exigeances des aspects stratégiques du management.
    • Acquérir des connaissances en matière de changement organisationnel; savoir identifier les éléments clés à prendre en compte pour se préparer à un changement; et développer des compétences (savoir et savoir faire) dans la mise en oeuvre et évaluation du changement ainsi que dans la gestion de la transition dans la mise en oeuvre et à l'évaluation des changements.
    1. Dates: 05.09.2019 – 13.12.2019
    2. Registration: 14.06.2019
    3. Location: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP); Lausanne; Centre des laboratoires d'Epalinges CLE
    4. Facilitator: Eduard Portella 
    5. Topics: Health Services Administration, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Gouvernance clinique et organisation des soins

    Exposé du concept de gouvernance clinique et de son intégration dans le management d'une institution de soins. Présentation des différents modèles d'organisation des soins (itinéraires cliniques, disease management, case management, structure spécialisée, etc.) et des notions qui les sous-tendent (modèle de soins centré sur le patient, pratique clinique fondée sur les preuves, etc.). Examen des ingrédients nécessaires à la mise en oeuvre de certains modèles d'organisation des soins et illustration par des exemples concrets.

    Objectifs:

    • Comprendre les enjeux liés à la gouvernance clinique.
    • Comprendre les différents modèles d'organisation des soins et les concepts qui les sous-tendent.
    • Développer une réflexion critique sur les différents modèles.
    • Acquérir les compétences méthodologiques propres au développement et à la mise en place de projets d'organisation des soins et à leur suivi.
    1. Dates: 06.09.2019 – 25.10.2019
    2. Registration: 14.06.2019
    3. Location: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP); Lausanne; Centre des laboratoires d'Epalinges CLE
    4. Facilitator: Antoine Garnier 
    5. Topics: Health Services Administration
  • Risk policy, management, and communication

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

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

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

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


    Content:

    • 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: 09.09.2019 – 14.11.2019
    2. Registration: 09.07.2019
    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, System and Management
  • 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 2 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: 10.09.2019 – 11.09.2019
    2. Registration: 10.08.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    4. Facilitator: Jan Hattendorf 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, General Scientific 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: 11.09.2019 – 15.06.2019
    2. Registration: 15.06.2018
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Internationale Module Versicherungsmedizin

    Die internationalen Module an der medizinischen Fakultät in Wien oder an der Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen vermitteln im ersten Jahr vertiefte Grund- und Übersichtskenntnisse des Gesundheits- und Versicherungssystems des Gastlandes. In Wien wird ein Fokus auf kommunal organisierte Behandlungsketten gelegt, in Tübingen stehen individuell gewählte Site Visits zur Auswahl. An beiden Orten besteht die Möglichkeit eines intensiven Austausches mit Berufs- und FachkollegInnen. Im zweiten Jahr erfolgt eine vertiefte Auseinandersetzung mit der medizinischen Begutachtungspraxis im Gastland und den aktuellen Herausforderungen in der Gesundheitsversorgung und in der individuellen Absicherung bei Krankheit, Unfall und Invalidität. Während der Modulwochen arbeiten die Teilnehmenden mit einem selbst gewählten oder vorgegeben spezifischen Thema systemvergleichend Deutschland – Schweiz – Österreich. Je nach spezifischer Themenwahl besteht auch die Möglichkeit, einen anderen Ort im Rahmen des internationalen Moduls zu besuchen.
    Ziel der internationalen Module ist es, durch das Kennenlernen von anderen Modellen und Perspektiven die Innovations- und Gestaltungskompetenz der Teilnehmenden zu erhöhen und im Rahmen der EU-Personenfreizügigkeit die Systeme der Nachbarländer besser zu kennen, sowie Netzwerkkontakte innerhalb Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz aufzubauen.

    1. Dates: 16.09.2019 – 20.09.2019
    2. Location: Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, Sozialmedizin und Versorgungsforschung, Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen; Medizinische Universität Wien
    3. Facilitator: Monika Rieger, Anita Rieder 
    4. Topics: Health Insurance, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Evidence Synthesis Methods

    This intensive course will cover all basic and advanced aspects of synthesis of evidence from studies addressing questions of treatment, prognosis and diagnosis. The course will start with the principles and practical steps of systematic reviews, including the design and conduct of comprehensive literature searches, data extraction and presentation, assessment of study quality and examination for publication bias and other biases. It will them move to more advanced topics of multivariate meta-analysis, network metaanalysis and meta-analysis of prognostic and diagnostic studies. Statistical methods for combining results in meta-analysis will be detailed and the course will include practical exercises in Stata and R.

    Objectives: By the end of this course participants will understand the role and potential of evidence synthesis methods and will be able to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    1. Dates: 16.09.2019 – 20.09.2019
    2. Registration: 16.08.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Georgia Salanti, Matthias Egger 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Evidence Synthesis Methods

    This intensive course will cover all basic and advanced aspects of synthesis of evidence from studies addressing questions of treatment, prognosis and diagnosis. The course will start with the principles and practical steps of systematic reviews, including the design and conduct of comprehensive literature searches, data extraction and presentation, assessment of study quality and examination for publication bias and other biases. It will them move to more advanced topics of multivariate meta-analysis, network metaanalysis and meta-analysis of prognostic and diagnostic studies. Statistical methods for combining results in meta-analysis will be detailed and the course will include practical exercises in Stata and R.


    Objectives: By the end of this course participants will understand the role and potential of evidence synthesis methods and will be able to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    1. Dates: 16.09.2019 – 20.09.2019
    2. Registration: 16.08.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Georgia Salanti, Matthias Egger 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Writing a PhD thesis proposal in Health Sciences

    Students will learn how to develop a sound and convincing proposal for their doctoral thesis. The course covers practical methodological, ethical, and organizational questions while describing the underlying logic of an objective, convincing justification and plan for research. The course includes literature review, data presentation, and scientific writing conventions.
    By the end of the course, students will be able to:
    Produce a concise literature review to show current knowledge and identify research gaps or limitations to position a research question and approach.
    Identify the research problem with a sound research question, defining general and specific objectives and proposing an informed hypothesis.
    Develop an appropriate methodology to investigate the research question by addressing the objectives and hypothesis.
    Understand and follow the principles of ethical research conduct and prepare to submit the proposal to the relevant ethics commission(s).
    Write and revise more confidently in English.

    1. Dates: 19.09.2019 – 31.12.2019
    2.  Course dates: September: face-to-face group session; + October/November: individual review; December: face-to-face group session
    3. Registration: 30.08.2019
    4. Location: PPHS, University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Carol Leininger 
    6. Topics: Transferable Skills, General Scientific Skills
    1. Dates: 23.09.2019 – 26.09.2019
    2. Location: University of Zurich
    3. Facilitator: Margrit Gotzmann, Brigitta Danuser 
    4. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine, Occupational Medicine
  • 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: 25.09.2019 – 27.09.2019
    2. Registration: 25.07.2019
    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
  • Supply Chain Management in Health Care

    Many problems related to healthcare quality and safety are the consequences of poorly managed medicines and medical supplies. This module introduces all elements of the supply chain cycle for medicines and other health commodities, including selection of medicines, procurement, distribution and use. Central to this is the management of the whole supply chain system, which comprises quality assurance, human resources, financing, relevant policies and regulations, and monitoring and evaluation. This module emphasizes the importance of integrating supply chain activities into overall health system management.

    1. Dates: 30.09.2019 – 31.03.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    3. Facilitator: K. Wiedenmayer 
    4. Topics: Health Services Administration, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Practice-Oriented Project

    In this module, students are equipped with project planning and project management tools as resources as they develop a small project that could be implemented at their workplace or other organisation. The project is an exercise in transferring students’ knowledge and experience to a practical setting. Students are encouraged to implement the project, at least parts of I, in a real world situation.

    1. Dates: 30.09.2019 – 31.03.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    3. Facilitator: Axel Hoffmann, Barbara Bürkin 
    4. Topics: Transferable Skills, Global / International Health
  • Revues systématiques de littérature

    La formation se déroule sur une période de cinq jours en présentiel et se compose de trois modules:
    Module A: Introduction aux soins/interventions basés sur les données probantes (Evidence-Based Healthcare) et aux revues systématiques (1 jour)
    Module B: La revue systématique quantitative à partir d'études expérimentales, quasi-expérimentales, diagnostiques et pronostiques (2 jours)
    Module C: La revue systématique d'études qualitatives (2 jours)
    Pour des infos détaillées sur les modules, se référer au document attaché.

    Objectifs
    Module A: Permettre aux participant-e-s de développer une compréhension approfondie des buts et principes des soins/interventions fondés sur les données probantes, en les initiant à :
    Décrire les origines et le développement des soins/interventions fondés sur les données probantes.
    Critiquer le rôle des données probantes dans la pratique actuelle des soins/interventions.
    Décrire et discuter le processus de revue systématique.
    Elaborer un protocole de revue systématique.
    Module B: Former les participant-e-s aux revues systématiques réalisées sur des études expérimentales et quasi-expérimentales, diagnostiques et pronostiques. Plus précisément, il
    prépare les participant-e-s à:
    Utiliser le programme SUMARI.
    Apprécier de façon critique les études quantitatives réalisées avec différents protocoles.
    Extraire les données quantitatives.
    Réaliser une méta-analyse sur des résultats.
    Module C: Développer les compétences des participant-e-s à la réalisation de revues systématiques sur des données probantes générées par des méthodologies qualitatives, des discours et des textes. Plus précisément, il prépare les participant-e-s à:
    Utiliser leprogramme SUMARI.
    Apprécier de manière critique les résultats des recherches qualitatives.
    Extraire des données qualitatives.
    Agréger les résultats de plusieurs recherches.
    Découvrir les revues de discours et de texte, les revues «parapluie», les revues mixtes et les revues narratives.

    1. Dates: 30.09.2019 – 04.10.2019
    2.  Courses: 10.04 - 14.05 - 12.06 - 8.10 - 13.11 - 10.12.2019
    3. Location: Bureau d'Echange des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins (BEST) - Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), CHUV, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Cédric Mabire, Nancy Helou 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Social status, social interactions and capital: social science applications in public health

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

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

    1. Dates: 30.09.2019 – 14.10.2019
    2.  Course dates: 30.09.2019, 7.10.2019, 14.10.2019
    3. Registration: 30.08.2019
    4. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    5. Facilitator: Kristen Jafflin, Stéphane Cullati 
    6. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • E-Precision Global Health

    Objectives:

    • Introduce participants to the relevant technologies
    • Examine the current state of the art in applying those technologies to outbreak prediction and response
    • Explore where these applications might evolve in the future


    The programme covers five thematics around the theme of big data and digital tools in global health:
    • 1.10: Introduction to ePrecision Global Health
    • 3.10 “Big Data” analytics for outbreak detection and response
    • 10.10 Remote sensing and spatial analysis to map and predict disease spread
    • 17.10 Blockchain and cybersecurity: Data security and privacy during outbreaks
    • 24.10 Modelling epidemics and pandemics– predicting the next outbreak
    • 31.10 mHealth and innovative technologies – mobile technology for outbreak surveillance and detection
    1. Dates: 01.10.2019 – 31.10.2019
    2. Registration: 26.09.2019
    3. Location: [ONLINE] University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Antoine Flahault 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, Ethics and Privacy
  • Études randomisées

    • Principes généraux des essais cliniques randomisés
    • Tests statistiques simples
    • Taille d’échantillon et puissance
    • Principes de l'éthique médicale
    • Réalisation pratique d’un essai randomisé contrôlé
    1. Dates: 02.10.2019 – 04.10.2019
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Organisation et financement du système de santé suisse

    Après avoir suivi un cours en ligne présentant les différents mécanismes de financement des services de santé, vous suivrez en présentiel des illustrations de situation en soins stationnaires, ambulatoires ou de longue durée.

    1. Dates: 03.10.2019 – 29.11.2019
    2. Registration: 14.06.2019
    3. Location: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP); Lausanne; Centre des laboratoires d'Epalinges CLE
    4. Facilitator: Joachim Marti 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Déterminants et enjeux de la décision clinique

    Exposé du processus de décision clinique et de ses différentes étapes. Examen des déterminants influençant ce processus, et des enjeux qui en découlent, avec illustration par des exemples concrets. Présentation des perspectives d'amélioration à court, moyen et long terme.

    Objectifs:

    • Comprendre les étapes du processus de décision clinique.
    • Comprendre l'influence des déterminants de la décision clinique (liés au médecin, au patient et à ses proches, à l'information disponible, à l'influence de l'industrie bio-médicale, et aux modes de financement).
    • Comprendre les enjeux de la décision clinique (en termes de qualité, sécurité, éthique et efficience).
    • Se familiariser avec les perspectives d'amélioration (travail en réseau, informatisation, nouveaux modes de financement).
    • Développer une réflexion critique sur les différents composants de la décision clinique de manière à pouvoir l'influencer dans les limites de son propre rôle dans le système de soins.
    1. Dates: 03.10.2019 – 06.12.2019
    2. Registration: 14.06.2019
    3. Location: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP); Lausanne; Centre des laboratoires d'Epalinges CLE
    4. Facilitator: Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen 
    5. Topics: Health Services Administration
  • Introductory Rasch Measurement Workshop

    This three-day course will cover theoretical and methodological aspects of Rasch models, a specific data analysis approach used in psychometrics for scale validation. The course will be conducted by an European teaching group and it will combine lectures and computer lab sessions

    1. Dates: 07.10.2019 – 09.10.2019
    2. Registration: 12.07.2019
    3. Location: Unisanté, Centre Laboratoire d'Epalinges (CLE), Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Alan Tennant, Thomas Salzberger 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, 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: 09.10.2019 – 11.10.2019
    2. Registration: 09.08.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern; University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Kristen Gray Jafflin 
    5. Topics: Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Academic Writing in the Health Sciences

    Course Description: Communicating research results in international peer-reviewed journals is crucial for scientific education and work. Preparing manuscripts for publication is a key skill acquired during the PhD training. Concise writing and careful selection of the targeted journal consideration greatly increases the chance of successful academic publishing.This workshop provides background information and training on academic writing in the Health Sciences.Basic and advanced knowledge and skills that are critical for successfully and concisely presenting and disseminating research in international peer-reviewed scientific journals will be discussed and feedback on current manuscripts will be provided.Phase I will provide a general overview of the publication process, the “target journal”, the presentation of data, etc.In phase II, each PhD candidate works on his/her manuscript. Every session will focus on a specific section (introduction, methods, discussion) or on special issues of the publication process (submission of manuscript, review, etc.).


    Learning Goals: At the end of this workshop, participants will understand critical issues of academic manuscript preparation. They will learn concise scientific writing skills and be familiar with important resources for successful scientific publishing. Participants will prepare a scientific abstract on their research.

    1. Dates: 11.10.2019 – 20.12.2019
    2.  Course dates: Every two weeks
    3. Location: University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Annegret Mündermann 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Transferable Skills
  • 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: 16.10.2019 – 18.10.2019
    2. Registration: 16.08.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Julia Bohlius, Sven Trelle 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Clinical Epidemiology: From Theory to Applications

    This course builds upon the previous course “Fundamental Concepts in Epidemiology” by Prof. Albert Hofman (Nov. 2018, Bern) and will provide an orientation to clinical research from a quantitative and epidemiological viewpoint. The various study designs and major issues in the validity of clinical epidemiologic studies will be reviewed in more detail. The emphasis will be on recent developments in epidemiologic methods for clinical research. Advances in the design of clinical trials will be discussed. The application of novel causal inference methods and the use of instrumental variables will be addressed.

    Objectives: The purpose of this class is to deepen knowledge of the principles and methods of epidemiology for quantitative clinical research to demonstrate their applicability in research in clinical medicine, and to demonstrate their relations with public health research.

    1. Dates: 22.10.2019 – 25.10.2019
    2. Registration: 22.09.2019
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Albert Hofman 
    5. Topics: 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

    • identifizieren Sie nationale und internationale Datenquellen im Bereich Umwelt und Gesundheit und nutzen diese für verlässliche Recherchen
    • analysieren Sie die umweltepidemiologische Forschung und bewerten diese hinsichtlich ihrer gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen aus individueller und aus Public Health Sicht
    • führen Sie eine Gesundheitsrisikoabschätzung zu einem bestimmten Umweltthema durch
    • diskutieren und erfahren Sie, wie Sie sich als Public-Health-Experte hinsichtlich der Prävention oder Begrenzung von gesundheitlichen Umweltschäden einbringen können.
    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: 28.10.2019 – 14.11.2019
    2.  Course dates: 28 - 29. 10.2019 and 14.11.2019
    3. Registration: 28.08.2019
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    5. Facilitator: Martin Röösli, Martina Ragettli 
    6. Topics: Environmental Health Sciences
  • Walking in the Editors’ Shoes: Peer reviewing and journal editing for young researchers in health sciences

    Early career scientists (late-stage PhD students, and postdocs) are involved in manuscript peer review as authors and reviewers. As reviewers, they influence what is published, and need to understand the full decision making process. The course offers theoretical background and practical training in evaluating manuscripts at all stages of peer review, from pre-screen to final decision, in the roles of reviewers, handling editors, and editors-in-chief. We offer interactive lectures, single studies and supervised group work, and use examples from the real world of an interdisciplinary public health journal to perform a wide range of hands-on exercises.

    Learning goals: The course concentrates on the tasks and responsibilities of reviewers and editors. Participants will learn pre-screen and peer-review criteria, will train to write concise and useful reviews, evaluate revisions, take decisions on manuscripts and communicate these. Students will learn best practice standards in scientific publishing, and get to know tools to handle misconduct. They will understand editorial strategies to increase the impact of a journal, and new trends in peer review and scholarly publishing. The course improves reviewing skills and prepares for an appointment as Associate Editor.

    1. Dates: 29.10.2019 – 28.11.2019
    2.  Course dates: Homework 29.10 - 11.11.2019; Course day 12.11.2019; Homework: 13.11 - 27.11.2019; Course day: 28.11.2018
    3. Registration: 30.09.2019
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    5. Facilitator: Nino Künzli, Anke Berger 
    6. Topics: Transferable Skills, General Scientific Skills
  • Indicateurs de performance

    Le cours a pour but d'évaluer les coûts et la qualité des services de santé à l'aide d'indicateurs adéquats.

    Objectifs:

    • Disposer d'un cadre conceptuel permettant d'appréhender les performances selon différentes perspectives
    • Développer et valider des indicateurs construits à partir de données disponibles de routine
    • Comparer les coûts et la qualité en utilisant les techniques d'ajustement appropriées
    • Comprendre les enjeux liés aux systèmes de classification des patients
    • Savoir développer des enquête de satisfaction
    • Promouvoir l'utilisation des indicateurs pour la gestion et la régulation des systèmes de santé
    1. Dates: 31.10.2019 – 12.12.2019
    2. Registration: 14.06.2019
    3. Location: Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP); Lausanne; Centre des laboratoires d'Epalinges CLE
    4. Facilitator: Yves Eggli 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health System Research
  • GIS for Public Health

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

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

    • Understand how GIS can be used to enhance public health and research;
    • Be able to acquire, add, manipulate, visualise and map spatial data in a GIS; and
    • Be able to perform basic spatial analyses in ArcGIS and QGIS.
    1. Dates: 04.11.2019 – 08.11.2019
    2. Registration: 04.10.2019
    3. Location: Biozentrum, University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Qualität und Sicherheit im Gesundheitswesen

    Qualität und Sicherheit der Gesundheitsversorgung haben eine zentrale Bedeutung für moderne Gesundheitssysteme. Die Analyse und Steuerung der Qualität und Sicherheit betreffen einzelne Leistungserbringer (z.B. Spitäler), werden aber auch auf strategischer Gesamtsystemebene und aus Public-Health-Perspektive diskutiert. Im Zentrum dieses Modules stehen ein umfassendes Verständnis der Rahmenbedingungen von Qualität und Sicherheit. Die Teilnehmenden lernen Konzepte und Methoden zur Analyse, Bewertung und Verbesserung von Qualität und Patientensicherheit kennen und beurteilen. Interventionen und Strategien zur Verbesserung der Patientensicherheit in verschiedenen Bereichen und auf verschiedenen Ebenen des Gesundheitssystems werden vorgestellt und diskutiert.

    Inhalte
    • Methoden zur Erfassung, Analyse und Bewertung von Qualität und Sicherheit
    • Entstehung von Fehlern, Systemtheorie und Human factors
    • Komponenten, Messung und Förderung einer Qualitäts-/Sicherheitskultur
    • Interventionen und Strategien zur Verbesserung der Patientensicherheit
    • Patienten-Empowerment im Hinblick auf Qualität und Patientensicherheit
    • Qualität und Sicherheit als public-health-relevante Gerechtigkeitsfragen
    • Steuerung von Qualität und Sicherheit über Anreizsysteme
    1. Dates: 05.11.2019 – 07.11.2019
    2. Registration: 05.09.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: David Schwappach 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, Health System Research
  • From Evidence to Implementation and Evaluation in Public Health

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

    Specifically, the course aims
    • to discuss the process of reviewing and implementing new evidence on health interventions
    • to argue factually the use of randomized controlled trials or alternative study designs for the evaluation of new and existing public health interventions
    • to plan the monitoring of routine health programmes
    Finally, the course intends also to address the following issues:
    • Ethical arguments
    • Study designs and evaluation
    • Propose and discuss critically alternative options for program monitoring and evaluation
    1. Dates: 07.11.2019 – 08.11.2019
    2. Registration: 07.09.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Christian Lengeler, Nicolas Senn 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, System and Management, General Scientific Skills
  • Gesundheitsökonomische Modellierung - Hands-on

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

    Inhalte
    • Kurze Einführung in die Prinzipien von Kosten-Effektivitäts- und Budget Impact-Analysen
    • Konzeption von Kosten-Effektivitätsmodellen
    • Entscheidungsbäume und Markov-Modelle
    • Modellentwicklung und -analyse praktisch
    • Umgang mit Variabilität: Kohortensimulation versus Mikrosimulation
    • Umgang mit Unsicherheit: Sensitivitäts- und Szenarioanalysen
    • Prinzipien der Ermittlung erforderlicher Datenpunkte
    • Nutzung von Administrativdaten und Registerdaten
    • Besonderheiten der Modellierung von Präventions- und Screening-Massnahmen
    • Überblick über weitere Modellierungstechniken: Discrete event simulation, Disease transmission models
    • Limitationen von Modellen
    1. Dates: 11.11.2019 – 19.11.2019
    2.  Course dates: 11 - 13 November 2019 and 19 November 2019
    3. Registration: 11.09.2019
    4. Location: Institut für Pharmazeutische Medizin, Universität Basel
    5. Facilitator: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Roger Kouyos 
    6. Topics: Health Economics
  • Études transversales

    • Généralités sur les enquêtes
    • Élaboration d’un questionnaire
    • Échantillonnage
    • Confusion versus biais
    • Corrélation et régression linéaire
    1. Dates: 13.11.2019 – 15.11.2019
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistical Software Stata®and Electronic Data Capture Software REDCap

    This course is divided in two parts:

    • Part 1 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”. Students should bring their own laptop for the practical work.
    • Part 2 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.


    Objectives:

    • By the end of part 1, 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.
    • By end of part 2, students will be able to setup a simple survey with the basic types of questions for the data entry with REDCap.
    1. Dates: 20.11.2019 – 22.11.2019
    2. Registration: 20.10.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Adrian Spoerri, Yves Bochud 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Applying implementation research to developing learning health systems

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the current state of the science of implementation, with interactive class discussion and skill-building sessions to allow students to develop their own implementation project, and learn methods for evaluating the effectiveness of their approach. Students will be exposed to frameworks and processes used in implementation practice and research, as well as quality improvement methods. These will all be tied to learning health systems, and in particular, to enacting learning health cycles in practice.

    1. Dates: 20.11.2019 – 22.11.2019
    2. Location: University of Luzern
    3. Facilitator: Anne Sales 
    4. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • 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: 05.12.2019 – 06.12.2019
    2. Registration: 05.10.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Julia Bohlius, Matthias Egger 
    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: 11.12.2019 – 13.12.2019
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    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
    • Recommandations STROBE
    1. Dates: 08.01.2020 – 10.01.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, General Scientific Skills
  • Essentials in Health Research Methodology

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


    The course covers 4 topics:

    • Observational Studies and Analyzes of Observational Datasets
    • Health Economics, Public Health and Public Health Policy
    • Randomized Controlled Trials
    • Qualitative Research, Questionnaires and Surveys
    1. Dates: 09.01.2020 – 11.02.2020
    2.  Course dates: 9.+14.+15.+21.+28.+29.01 + 04.+11.-02.2020
    3. Location: Clinical Trial Unit, University Hospital, University of Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Health Economics
  • Causal Inference in Observational Epidemiology

    Causal inference from observational data is a key task of epidemiology and of allied disciplines such as behavioural sciences and health services research. Commonly used statistical methods estimate association measures which cannot always be causally interpreted, even when all potential confounders are included in the analysis. In contrast, a causally explicit approach formally defines causal effects, identifies the conditions required to estimate causal effects without bias, and uses analytical methods that, under those conditions, provides estimates that can be endowed with a causal interpretation. This course presents such framework for causal inference from observational data and recent methodological developments, with a special emphasis on complex longitudinal data. The application of these methods will be illustrated using data from a synthetic HIV cohort study. The course is aimed at epidemiologists, statisticians, and other researchers who work with longitudinal observational data.

    Objectives: By the end of this short course participants will have:
    • An in-depth understanding of confounding and selection bias
    • An understanding of the role and potential of different methodological approaches to overcome these problems, including inverse probability weighting, marginal structural models and nested structural models
    • Done practical data analyses implementing these methods using Stata®software.
    1. Dates: 20.01.2020 – 22.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: Miguel Hernan, Marcel Zwahlen 
    4. Topics: Epidemiology
  • Tools to Assess Risk of Bias in Randomized and Non-Randomized Studies: Cochrane RoB 2 and ROBINS-I

    This course trains participants to use recently-developed tools for assessing risk of bias: version 2 of the Cochrane tool for assessing risk of bias in RCTs (RoB 2), and the ROBINS-I tool for assessing risk of bias in NRSI. These tools share similar approaches including the use of signalling questions to help reviewers judge the risk of bias within each domain, specification of the effect of interest, and guidance on assessing the overall risk of bias in a particular study result. However some of the bias domains assessed differ between the tools: for NRSI but not RCTs it is necessary to assess the risk of bias due to confounding; selection bias; and bias in classification of interventions. Work extending ROBINS-I to assess studies of exposures will be described.

    Objectives: By the end of this course participants will:
    • understand the empirical and theoretical evidence for bias in RCTs and NRSI
    • understand the types of bias that can undermine the internal validity of RCTs and NRSI
    • be able to use version 2 of the Cochrane tool to assess risk of bias in RCTs (RoB 2)
    • be able to use the ROBINS-I tool to assess risk of bias in NRSI
    • be aware of software implementations of RoB 2 and ROBINS-I
    1. Dates: 20.01.2020 – 22.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: Jonathan Sterne, Julian Higgins 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Advanced Methods in (Network) Meta-Analysis – A Practical Course in R

    Standard meta-analysis methods for clinical and epidemiological studies are widely used with focus on comparisons of two interventions, such as a drug versus a placebo, or a new intervention versus standard practice. However, contemporary research questions require methods that are beyond the state-of the art. Investigators often need to synthesize data that are potentially subject to smallstudy effects / publication bias, several health outcomes or need to compare more than two interventions for the same condition. Extensions of meta-analysis methods to address these aims have been the subject of much methodological research in recent years, and are increasingly being applied. This course will explain the theory and application of meta-regression models, methods to investigate the risk of publication bias, multivariate meta-analysis, and network meta-analysis.
    This course is aimed at statisticians, epidemiologists, and other quantitatively-minded researchers who want to understand and undertake beyond-the-standard statistical syntheses of clinical trials. Knowledge of systematic reviews and the fundamentals of meta-analysis is expected of all participants. Participants must be statistically literate, including a good understanding of linear regression, meta-analysis, random-effects models and matrices. Computer practicals will use R packages requiring basic experience with R software.


    Objectives: By the end of this course participants will:
    • understand the role and potential of meta-regression, multivariate meta-analysis, doseresponse meta-analysis and network meta-analysis
    • understand the potential and limitations of methods to detect and account for small-study effects
    • understand the principles, steps and statistical methods involved
    • be able to perform the above mentioned methods using R packages.
    1. Dates: 20.01.2020 – 22.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: Georgia Salanti, Guido Schwarzer 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies

    This course will focus on the systematic review process to identify, critically appraise and summarise data from 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. A systematic review is a useful design to summarise all evidence on the clinical performance of a diagnostic test for a specific disease or condition.
    This course starts with a basic introduction to what a DTA study is and what estimates such as sensitivity and specificity mean. Thereafter, the course participants are introduced to the steps involved in the conduct of a high quality systematic review, including the planning, organisation and conduct of the statistical analyses (meta-analyses).

    Objectives By the end of this course participants will:
    • Understand the different objectives and designs of DTA studies
    • Understand the basic elements of a thorough literature search for DTA studies
    • Understand potential risk of bias and concerns regarding applicability of DTA study results
    • Understand the concepts underlying different approaches to meta-analysis of DTA studies
    • Perform different types of meta-analyses of DTA studies (in RevMan and Stata)
    • Describe summary estimates and interpret results from meta-analyses appropriately.
    1. Dates: 20.01.2020 – 22.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: Anne W.S. Rutjes, Yemisi Takwoingi 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • 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: 22.01.2020 – 24.01.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: Hôpitaux Universitaires Genèves (HUG), Geneva
    4. Facilitator: Jules Desmeules 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Ethics and Privacy
  • Statistical Analysis with Missing Data Using Multiple Imputation and Inverse Probability Weighting

    Missing data are ubiquitous in observational and experimental research. They lead to a loss of statistical power, but more importantly, may introduce bias into the analysis. In this course we adopt a principled approach to handling missing data, in which the first step is a careful consideration of suitable assumptions regarding the missing data for a given study and analysis. Based on this, appropriate statistical methods can be identified that are valid under the chosen assumptions. The course will focus particularly on the practical use of multiple imputation (MI) to handle missing data in realistic epidemiological and clinical trial settings, but will also include an introduction to inverse probability weighting methods and new developments that combine these with MI.

    Objectives: By the end of this course participants will:
    • be introduced to the issues raised by missing data, and the associated statistical jargon (missing completely at random, missing at random, missing not at random)
    • be aware of the shortcomings of ad-hoc methods for 'handling' missing data
    • understand the reasons for using multiple imputation for statistical analysis with missing data
    • understand the need for and use accessible methods for exploring the sensitivity of inference to the missing at random assumption
    Through computer practical sessions using Stata®, participants will learn how to apply the statistical methods introduced in the course to realistic datasets
    1. Dates: 23.01.2020 – 25.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: James Carpenter, Marcel Zwahlen 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Parametric Competing Risks and Multi-state models

    This course will focus on the use of parametric survival models when analysing data with competing risks and then extending to multi-state models. Multi-state models are increasingly being used to model complex disease profiles. By modelling transitions between disease states, accounting for competing events at each transition, we can gain an improved understanding of patients prognosis and how risk factors impact over the whole disease pathway. We will place emphasis on the use of flexible parametric survival models that incorporate restricted cubic splines on the log hazard or log cumulative hazard scale. This will include models with time-dependent effects (non-proportional hazards). We will use an efficient and generalizable simulation method to obtain clinically useful and directly interpretable predictions, which are particularly useful for more complex models, but also explain when analytical approaches can be used. We will also discuss assumptions of the models, including the Markov assumption and how this can be relaxed. The course will be taught using Stata making use of the multistate package.

    Objectives By the end of this course participants will have:
    • An understanding of how to fit and interpret flexible parametric survival models, including Royston-Parmar models.
    • An understanding of fitting and interpreting time-dependent effects.
    • An understanding of competing risks models and how to estimate cumulative incidence functions using parametric models.
    • An understanding of how to construct, analyse and interpret a multi-state model.
    • An understanding of the variety of useful measures that can be obtained from multistate models.
    • Practical experience of fitting the models using Stata®

    1. Dates: 23.01.2020 – 25.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: Paul Lambert, Michael Crowther 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Digital Epidemiology and Participatory surveillance: Methods and Applications

    The pervasiveness of the Web and mobile technologies as well as the growing adoption of smart wearable sensors have significantly changed the landscape of epidemic intelligence data gathering with an unprecedented impact on global public health. The digital traces generated by a large number of individuals interacting with Web and mobile technologies as well as wearable sensors contain epidemiological indicators that are not easily accessed with traditional approaches. Collectively, these digital sources largely enhance the capabilities of epidemiology and global public health. Indeed, since more than a decade, the growing field of digital epidemiology
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=29302758) has been using digital data generated outside the public health system to carry out epidemiological studies on an unprecedented scale and with an unprecedented precision.

    The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the main success stories collected during the first ten years of this young and exciting field. Moreover, the students will be guided on a few case studies with a hands-on approach.


    Objectives By the end of this course participants will:
    • have a knowledge of the state-of-the-art research in the young and growing field of Digital Epidemiology.
    • be able to collect data from digital proxy sources such as Google Trends, Wikipedia, Twitter etc.
    • be able to design simple models for inferring and predicting epidemiological indicators from proxy data.
    1. Dates: 23.01.2020 – 25.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: Daniela Paolotti, Ciro Cattuto 
    4. Topics: Epidemiology, General Scientific Skills
  • Advanced Clinical Trial Design

    This course will provide an introduction to advanced topics of clinical trial design. The focus will be on trial planning especially sample-size calculations within a hypothesis testing framework and implications for study design. Topics are selected based on practical experience of the faculty and relevance over recent years. In the course we will cover platform trials, pragmatic trials including routine-data supported or registry trials, clusterrandomized trials, non-inferiority (combined with superiority) study questions, multi-arm versus sequential multiple assignment randomized trials, studies within a trial (SWATs), and estimands. The faculty reserves the right to change focus regarding some of the topics based on developments over the coming months.

    Objectives By the end of this course participants will have:
    • An understanding of the concept of platform trials
    • An understanding of what constitutes a pragmatic trial and how it differs from an efficacy trial
    • An understanding of the potential and limitations of routinely-collected data for randomized trials
    • An understanding of the specifics of non-inferiority and cluster-randomized trials
    • An understanding of trial designs that aim to test multiple hypotheses
    • An understanding of the implications of these design choices on sample-size calculation and how to perform them in practice
    • An understanding of the concept and value of SWATs
    • An understanding of different estimands and the implications for trial planning
    1. Dates: 23.01.2020 – 25.01.2020
    2. Location: Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen
    3. Facilitator: Sven Trelle, Matthias Briel 
    4. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Empirical Policy Evaluation in Health

    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.

    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: 27.01.2020 – 31.01.2020
    2. Location: Luzern
    3. Facilitator: Maarten Lindeboom, Bas van der Klaauw 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Revue systématique et méta-analyse

    • Principes des revues systématiques
    • Recherche de littérature
    • Lecture critique
    • Collaboration Cochrane
    • Méta-analyse
    1. Dates: 05.02.2020 – 07.02.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: G. Haller, C. Combescure 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Statistische Methoden zum Umgang mit Confounding und Interaktionen in epidemiologischen Studien

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

    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: 05.02.2020 – 14.02.2020
    2.  Course dates: 5 - 7 February 2020 and 14 February 2020
    3. Registration: 05.12.2019
    4. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel
    5. Facilitator: Christian Schindler 
    6. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Experimental Health Economics

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

    Objectives:

    • To give students an understanding of the experimental method
    • To make students competent in applying this method in health economics
    • To motivate students to conduct their own research in the field of experimental health economics
    1. Dates: 12.02.2020 – 12.02.2020
    2. Location: Basel
    3. Facilitator: Jeannette Brosig-Koch 
    4. Topics: Health Economics
  • 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: 19.02.2020 – 21.02.2020
    2. Registration: 19.12.2019
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Thomas Abel, Romaine Farquet 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • 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: 02.03.2020 – 17.03.2020
    2.  Course dates: 02.03.2020 and 16 - 17.03.2020
    3. Registration: 02.01.2020
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Roger Staub, Doris Wiegand 
    6. Topics: Global Health, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • 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: 09.03.2020 – 13.03.2020
    2. Registration: 09.02.2020
    3. Location: University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Stanley Lemeshow, Ben Spycher 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Épidémiologie génétique et nutrigénomique

    • Design d’études et statistique génétique
    • Aggrégation et correlations familiales
    • Causalité et randomisation mendélienne
    • Maladies monogéniques vs oligo-polygéniques, maladies mendéliennes vs complexes
    • Associations et méta-analyses sur l’ensemble du génome
    • Études sur les gènes candidats


    Au terme de ce module de formation, le participant sera en mesure :
    • de comprendre et d’utiliser les principes de base de la génétique humaine
    • d’expliquer les différents types d’étude en épidémiologie génétique et leurs spécificités
    • de juger des forces et des faiblesses des résultats d’associations génétiques
    • de comprendre l’utilité de santé publique de la génétique
    1. Dates: 10.03.2020 – 13.03.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Lausanne; Centre des Laboratoires d'Epalinges (CLE)
    4. Facilitator: Murielle Bochud, Guy Vergères 
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Mesures répétées, données corrélées

    • Description des designs d'études menant à des données corrélées
    • ANOVA et tests statistiques pour données répétées
    • Modèles linéaires mixtes
    • Illustration et exercices pratiques
    1. Dates: 18.03.2020 – 20.03.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: C. Combescure 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, General Scientific Skills
  • Concepts and research methods

    Basic tool kit

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

    Applied epidemiology
    • Epidemiological framework
    • Population-based sampling
    • Analytical plan and presentation
    1. Dates: 23.03.2020 – 26.06.2020
    2. Registration: 31.10.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) - Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Epidemiology, (Bio)Statistics
  • Health challenges

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


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

    Reproductive and child health
    • – Family planning and the post-2015 agenda
    • – Safe motherhood
    • – Maternal, newborn and child health
    • – Sexual reproductive health and people on the move
    • – HIV and AIDS
    • – Socio-cultural and economic mediators of sexual reproductive health
    1. Dates: 23.03.2020 – 26.06.2020
    2. Registration: 31.10.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) - Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Communication and health systems management

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

    Management strategies
    • Health system and its equity as well as health metrics
    • Introduction to project cycle management and logframe
    • Access to essential medicines: from policy to responsible use
    • Health in humanitarian assistance and the aphere project
    • Social marketing
    • SWAP – the sector-wide approach
    • Financing and payment of health services at district level
    • Health workforce development
    • Cost effectiveness in setting priorities
    • Corruption
    • Technology management and eHealth
    • Quality is not optional: from logframes to quality management
    • Challenges of global health
    • HRAM – health resource allocation model
    1. Dates: 23.03.2020 – 26.06.2020
    2. Registration: 31.10.2019
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) - Basel
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, Communication in Public Health
  • 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: 01.04.2020 – 03.04.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Analyse médico-économique

    Introduction à l’analyse médico-économique, aux différents concepts et modèles utilisés en lien avec l’évaluation des technologies médicales et de soins.

    Au terme de ce module de formation, le participant sera en mesure :
    • d'expliquer les quatre méthodes d’évaluation économique
    • de choisir quelle méthode d’évaluation économique appliquer à quelle situation
    • de déterminer le périmètre des coûts à inclure en fonction du point de vue adopté dans l’évaluation économique
    • de présenter une évaluation économique publiée dans une revue scientifique
    • de décrire les forces et faiblesses d’une évaluation économique
    • de comprendre l’utilité de l’évaluation médico-économique comme méthode d’aide à la décision
    1. Dates: 06.05.2020 – 08.05.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Lausanne; Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV)
    4. Facilitator: Christophe Pinget 
    5. Topics: Health Economics
  • 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
    • Calibration des scores prédictifs
    1. Dates: 13.05.2020 – 15.05.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2018
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator: C. Combescure 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, (Bio)Statistics
  • Health Policy

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

    Objectives:


    • At the end of the module, the students will have an understanding of:
    • How the health system is organised and of the key relationships between different parts of the system.The role of regulation in the health system and the nature of the regulatory problem.
    • Be familiar with principal-agent models and how these can be applied to the regulatorysetting.
    • The complexities of evaluating policy initiatives in non-experimental settings.
    • The idea of ‘yardstick competition’, the design of regulatory instruments, the challenges involvedin designing optimal reimbursement systems and the relative strengths and weaknesses of different payment mechanisms.
    • The challenges involved in assessing the output of the health care system, in how to measure health care inputs, and in how to calculate health system productivity and productivity change.
    • The challenges involved in comparing health system performance across different countries and the issues involved in evaluating the performance of different parts of the health system.
    1. Dates: 14.05.2020 – 18.05.2020
    2. Location: Lugano
    3. Facilitator: Andrew Street, Mark Dusheiko 
    4. Topics: Health System Research, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Analyse de survie

    Introduction au concept et aux techniques de l’analyse de survie, qui permet de prendre en compte la survenue ou non d’un événement lors d’un suivi dans le temps.

    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 patients de l’échantillon durant le temps de l’étude (il y a des survivants 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.
    Thèmes abordé:
    • 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


    Objectifs principaux:

    • Comprendre la problématique des données censurées, les concepts statistiques associés et les principaux modèles d’analyse de survie
    • Savoir reconnaître quand utiliser une analyse de survie
    • Savoir interpréter les résultats et effectuer soi-même avec Stata une analyse de survie
    1. Dates: 10.06.2020 – 12.06.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Lausanne; Centre des Laboratoires d'Epalinges (CLE)
    4. Facilitator: Valentin Rousson 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
  • Méthodologie qualitative

    • Quels sont les avantages et difficultés à intégrer les approches qualitatives et quantitatives?
    • Présentation et comparaison des méthodes (types d'entretien et formes de participation)
    • Construction d'un protocole
    • Analyse d'un corpus: approches et perspectives possibles, utilisation des logiciels


    À la fin du cours, les participant-e-s :
    • Seront sensibilisé-e-s aux fondements épistémologiques des méthodes qualitatives.
    • Seront capables de développer des questions de recherche pertinentes pour conduire une étude qualitative en recherche clinique.
    • Connaitront les méthodes principales de production de données.
    • Sauront comment concevoir un protocole de recherche qualitative.
    • Pourront déterminer les designs appropriés selon les questions de recherche.
    • Sauront comment aborder l’analyse en utilisant les logiciels existants et l'interprétation des données.
    • Evaluer la qualité de la littérature et des études qui utilisent des méthodes qualitatives en recherche clinique
    1. Dates: 17.06.2020 – 19.06.2020
    2. Registration: 16.06.2019
    3. Location: Centre des Laboratoires d'Epalinges (CLE), Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Rose-Anna Foley , Christina Akré 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Régression logistique

    Introduction au concept et aux techniques de la régression logistique, dans une approche pragmatique

    1. Dates: 24.06.2020 – 26.06.2020
    2. Registration: 15.06.2019
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: P. Taffe 
    5. Topics: (Bio)Statistics
  • 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. Afin de bien comprendre les différences fondamentales, nous allons tout au long de ce cours faire un parallèle entre l’analyse de régression linéaire et celle de régression logistique.
    Thèmes abordés:
    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

    Objectifs principaux: Acquérir les bases de la problématique de la modélisation des variables qualitatives dichotomiques (i.e. comportant deux catégories comme « sain » et « malade ») au moyen de la régression logistique. Il s’agit d’un cours de régression logistique appliquée de sorte que l’accent est mis avant tout sur l’explication des concepts fondamentaux, les hypothèses du modèle et l’interprétation des résultats.


    1. Dates: 24.06.2020 – 26.04.2020
    2. Location: Centre des Laboratoires d'Epalinges (CLE), Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Patrick Taffé 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, General Scientific Skills
  • Economics of Health Behaviours

    This course is intended for PhD students and other researchers interested in understanding and studying the economic causes and consequences of health behaviors such as obesity, substancemisuse, and tobacco use. It will cover traditional models of health behaviors and consider new insights from behavioral economics. Moreover, time will be allocated to examine modern econometric methods utilized to study health behaviors.


    Objectives:
    • Offer students an understanding of health behavior models.
    • Provide an overview of modern economic research on health behaviors, with an emphasis on estimating causal relationships.
    • Motivate students to study the economic causes and consequences of health behaviors.
    1. Dates: 25.06.2020 – 25.06.2020
    2. Location: Luzern
    3. Facilitator: Catherine Maclean 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Health System Research
  • Health Economics for Public Health Decision.making

    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: 23.07.2020 – 23.07.2020
    2. Location: Lausanne
    3. Facilitator: Anirban Basu, Richard Cookson 
    4. Topics: Health Economics, Health Policy, System and Management
  • Introduction au droit et à la recherche juridique

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Introduction au droit
    • Introduction au droit de la santé
    • Introduction à la recherche juridique
    1. Dates: 24.08.2020 – 25.08.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law
  • Droits fondamentaux - Droits des patients

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Droits fondamentaux
    • Droits des patients (aspects juridiques)
    • Droits des patients
    1. Dates: 30.08.2020 – 31.08.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law
  • Equité, égalité, discrimination

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Egalité et discrimination (cadre international)
    • Equité, égalité, discrimination (aspects juridiques)
    1. Dates: 01.09.2020 – 01.09.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law
  • Droit à la santé Droit aux soins

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Droit à la santé, Droit aux soins
    • Droit à la santé – cadre international
    • Droit à la santé – Droit aux soins et handicap
    • Exercices
    1. Dates: 20.09.2020 – 21.09.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law
  • Consentement éclairé du patient

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Consentement éclairé du patient
    • Comment documenter le consentement éclairé
    • La communication médicale
    1. Dates: 22.09.2020 – 22.09.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Ethics and Privacy, Health Law
  • Droit et santé mentale

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Le droit de la protection de l’adulte
    • Directives anticipées et représentation dans le domaine médical
    • Placement à des fins d’assistance et traitement médical consécutif
    • Exercices
    1. Dates: 04.10.2020 – 05.10.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law, Mental Health
  • Médecine légale

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • L’expertise psychiatrique
    • Responsabilité et irresponsabilité pénale
    1. Dates: 06.10.2020 – 06.10.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law, Mental Health
  • Prévention et promotion de la santé

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Prévention, promotion de la santé et droits humains
    • Santé 2020
    • Rôle du médecin cantonal
    1. Dates: 18.10.2020 – 19.10.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention, Health System Research
  • Addictions

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Addictions
    • Les addictions - point de vue médical/Politique globale des addictions
    1. Dates: 19.10.2020 – 19.10.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Addiction, Global Health
  • Prison et santé

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Système pénitentiaire suisse
    • Prison et santé
    • Mauvais traitement et torture
    1. Dates: 20.10.2020 – 20.10.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Protection des données médicales

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Protection des données et secret professionnel
    • Protection des données et assurances
    • E-Health, télémédecine et protection des données
    • Secret professionnel et procédure judiciaire
    • Le rôle du préposé cantonal à la protection des données et à la transparence (l’exemple valaisan)
    1. Dates: 01.11.2020 – 02.11.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Privacy, Ethics and Privacy
  • Responsabilités professionnelles

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Responsabilité civile et pénale des professionnels de la santé
    • Bureau d’expertises extrajudiciaires de la FMH
    • Sécurité des patients
    1. Dates: 15.11.2020 – 15.11.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law, Health Services Administration
  • Réglementation des professions de la santé

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Réglementation des professions de la santé
    1. Dates: 16.11.2020 – 16.11.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Law, Health Services Administration
  • Droits fondamentaux et lutte contre les épidémies

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

    • Droits humains et lutte contre les épidémies
    • Information et santé publique
    1. Dates: 17.11.2020 – 17.11.2020
    2. Location: University of Neuchâtel
    3. Facilitator:  
    4. Topics: Health Promotion and Prevention, Ethics and Privacy
  • Droit à l’enfant

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

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

    Introduction:

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


    Courses:

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