Courses

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

  • Pharmacology, Anesthesia and Intensive Care

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

    1. Dates: 28.10.2021 – 29.10.2021
    2. Registration: 15.09.2021
    3. Location: Center for Continuing Education, University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Ursula Amstutz 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • Journal Editing in Health Sciences

    Scientists review articles and handle manuscript peer reviews, and thus contribute to what is published in scientific journals. To support high quality peer review, they need to understand the editorial decision-making processes. This course offers theoretical background and practical training in evaluating manuscripts. Participants will learn to take responsible decisions as editors and reviewers, at all stages of peer-review.

    The course is composed of interactive lectures, single studies, and supervised group work with real-world examples from an interdisciplinary public health journal. Participants will perform a wide range of hands-on exercises taking on the roles of editors-in-chief, manuscript handling editors and reviewers.


    Learning Goals: The course concentrates on the tasks and responsibilities of editors. It prepares for an appointment as associate editor. Participants will learn:
    • To pre-screen, peer-review and decide on manuscripts
    • To evaluate revisions and point-by-point responses
    • To communicate decisions to authors and editors
    • Best practice guidelines, and how to handle misconduct
    • New trends in peer-review and scientific publishing
    • Editorial strategies

    1. Dates: 29.10.2021 – 29.11.2021
    2.  Course dates: 9., 19., 29.11.2021
    3. Registration: 30.09.2021
    4. Location: [ONLINE]
    5. Facilitator: Nino Künzli, Anke Berger 
    6. Topics: Transferable Skills, General Scientific Skills
  • Musculoskeletal System and Rheumatic Diseases

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

    1. Dates: 01.11.2021 – 02.11.2021
    2. Registration: 01.10.2021
    3. Location: Center for Continuing Education, University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Johannes Scherr, Mazda Farshad 
    5. Topics: Biomedical Sciences
  • 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: 04.11.2021 – 05.11.2021
    2. Registration: 04.09.2021
    3. Location: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel; University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Christian Lengeler, Manuel Hetzel 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management, General Scientific Skills
  • Theory and Practice of Learning Health Systems

    This workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to the Learning Health System (LHS). It will define and describe the LHS from a range of viewpoints. It will explain why many believe that the LHS can have transformational impact on individual and population health. It will emphasize the importance of sociotechnical infrastructure to an LHS that can operate with necessary economies of scale and scope. It will describe examples of LHS initiatives that are taking place around the world. It will describe the challenges of achieving an LHS, and how the current initiatives are addressing these challenges. It will offer strategies to those who are engaged in developing or planning to develop a Learning Health System.

    Objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to:


    • Describe the key elements of a Learning Health System (LHS)
    • Explain how LHS as an approach to health improvement differs from other approaches
    • Design a learning/improvement cycle to address a given health problem
    • Identify the elements of infrastructure necessary to a high-functioning LHS
    • Describe the steps to develop and sustain a learning community
    • Identify the essential elements of LHS governance
    1. Dates: 05.11.2021 – 02.12.2021
    2.  Course dates: 5.11, 1.12., 2.12.2021
    3. Location: University of Luzern
    4. Facilitator: Charles Friedman, Josiah Macy 
    5. Topics: Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Fundamental Concepts in Epidemiology

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


    Objectives

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

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

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

    1. Dates: 08.11.2021 – 12.11.2021
    2. Registration: 08.10.2021
    3. Location: Biozentrum, University of Basel
    4. Facilitator: Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • 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: 08.11.2021 – 16.11.2021
    2. Registration: 08.09.2021
    3. Location: Institut für Pharmazeutische Medizin, Universität Basel
    4. Facilitator: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Roger Kouyos 
    5. Topics: Health Economics
  • Études transversales

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

    Objectives:

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

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

    1. Dates: 15.11.2021 – 17.11.2021
    2. Registration: 15.10.2021
    3. Location: Haute École de Santé Vaud, Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Rose-Anna Foley , Christina Akré 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Atelier de micro-informatique

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

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

    Objectives:

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


    Courses:

    • Défis de gestion de la qualité en milieu hospitalier
    • Gestion des risques et sécurité des patients : l’exemple valaisan
    1. Dates: 18.11.2021 – 18.11.2021
    2. Registration: 31.01.2021
    3. Location: Institut du droit de la santé (IDS) - University of Neuchâtel
    4. Facilitator: A. Staines, D. Koenig 
    5. Topics: Health Services Administration
  • Kinder- und Jugendgesundheit in der Schweiz: Evidenz, Strategien und Stakeholder/ Children- and Adolescent Health in Switzerland: Evidence, Strategies and Stakeholders

    Inhalte

    • Grundlagen von Kinder- und Jugend-Public-Health
    • Life-Course-Approach Theorien
    • Epidemiologie der psychischen Gesundheit (einschl. Substanzmittelkonsum)
    • Chronische (physische) Erkrankungen und Behinderungen
    • Infektionserkrankungen (einschl. Impfungen)
    • Setting-spezifische Prävention im Kinder- und Jugendalter
    • Gesundheitsmonitoring und Datenquellen
    • Nationale Strategien von Relevanz für die Altersgruppe
    Methoden
    • Vorbereitungsaufgabe: Textstudium (Lehrbuch Kapitel online Zugang, Artikel zu «Life-Course-Approach»)
    • Während des Moduls: Input-Referate von ReferentInnen; Gruppenarbeiten und Diskussionen vertiefen die Inhalte.
    1. Dates: 18.11.2021 – 02.12.2021
    2.  takes place on two days: 10.11 / 17.11
    3. Registration: 18.09.2021
    4. Location: Universität Basel
    5. Facilitator: Julia Dravta 
    6. Topics: General Scientific Skills
  • Responsabilités des établissements de soins

    Objectives:

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


    Courses:

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

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

    Apprendre à:


    • Communiquer clairement autour de problématiques de santé publique avec différents groupes de population, communications de résultats scientifiques pour les non-professionnel-les, présentations scientifiques brèves et rédaction des rapports et d’articles scientifiques pour des professionnel-les)
    • Concevoir, produire et diffuser du matériel de communication en santé publique
    1. Dates: 22.11.2021 – 26.11.2021
    2. Registration: 01.09.2021
    3. Location: Genève
    4. Facilitator: Prof. Jean-François Etter, Dr Olivier Duperrex 
    5. Topics:
  • Qualitative Health Research: ADVANCED module: Appraising qualitative health research

    In continuation of the basic module and addressed to (semi) experienced researchers in qualitative research, this advanced module will be based on the coding analysis process with discussion building and derived theory, as
    well as quality criteria discussions. Participants will categorize and hierarchize the emerged themes and will be led through the whole analysis process, from classification and contrasting, to the writing of results and discussion of qualitative dissertations and manuscripts.
    Learning outcomes: discuss and appraise quality in research protocols and papers; conduct a qualitative study themselves, as well as put emphasis on the importance of the theoretical framework underlying the interpretive process of researchers.

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

    This course is divided in two parts:

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


    Objectives:

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

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

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

    Objectives of the module

    Participants


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

    In diesem Modul lernen Sie, relevante Evidenz (und die Lücken in der Evidenz) für eine Empfehlung zu einer aktuellen Präventionsmassnahme rasch aufzufinden und anhand der GRADE Methode kritisch zu beurteilen und klar darzustellen.

    Inhalte


    • Literatursuche
    • Vor- und Nachteile verschiedener Studiendesigns (ökologische Studien, Vorher-Nachher-Studien, Fallkontrollstudien, Kohortenstudien, randomisierte und nicht-randomisierte Interventionsstudien, Meta-Analysen)
    • Studienqualität und Critical Appraisal (Levels of evidence, Lücken in der Evidenz, Kriterien der Kausalität, Darstellung und Interpretation der Resultate: absolute und relative Risiken, numbers needed to treat/harm/screen)
    • Grundlagen von GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation)
    1. Dates: 07.12.2021 – 09.12.2021
    2. Registration: 07.10.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Oscar Franco, Arjola Bano 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Études de cas-témoins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Objectives of the module

    Participants:

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

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

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

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

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

    Inhalte
    • Gesundheitliche Ungleichheit: Erklärungen zu Entstehung und Reproduktion
    • Nationale Policies in der Schweiz und im Ausland
    • Erklärungsansätze für die Bedeutung des soziokulturellen Kontextes in Interventionen
    • Rahmenbedingungen für Policies, Programme und Projekte, die Chancengleichheit verbessern
    • Konzepte für Interventionen mit Chancengleichheit im Zentrum
    • Beispiele ausgewählter Interventionen
    • Barrieren und Erfolgsfaktoren für nachhaltige Interventionen
    1. Dates: 23.02.2022 – 25.02.2022
    2. Registration: 23.12.2021
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
    4. Facilitator: Thomas Abel 
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Migration health
  • Ein Public-Health-Problem erkennen und lösen

    In diesem Modul setzen Sie sich vertieft mit der Frage auseinander, wann und warum ein aktuelles Gesundheitsproblem überhaupt ein Public-Health-Problem ist, welche Überlegungen für die Wahl einer geeigneten Lösungsstrategie relevant sind und mit welchen Massnahmen das Problem gelöst werden kann.

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

    1. Dates: 28.02.2022 – 15.03.2022
    2.  Course dates: 28.02.2022 and 14. - 15.03.2022
    3. Registration: 28.12.2021
    4. Location: Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention, Universität Zürich
    5. Facilitator: Roger Staub, Beatrice Annaheim 
    6. Topics: Global Health, Health Promotion and Prevention
  • Santé internationale

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


    • Find relevant information in literature and websites
    • Determine where a biomonitoring survey is required
    • Evaluate potential hazards and risks of known and unknown contaminants
    1. Dates: 28.03.2022 – 01.04.2022
    2. Registration: 25.02.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Aurélie Berthet 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Communication scientifique

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

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

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

    1. Dates: 02.05.2022 – 06.09.2021
    2. Registration: 15.03.2022
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics:
  • Introduction to the Statistical Software R

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


    Objectives:

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

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


    Contents:

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

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

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

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

    Objectives:

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

    • Utiliser les méthodologies des sciences sociales pour récolter et interpréter des données
    • Intégrer les dimensions socio-culturelles dans l’analyse des questions de santé
    • Analyser les fonctionnements des systèmes de santé (économie, management)
    • Identifier et analyser les enjeux éthiques et du droit dans la santé publique
    1. Dates: 13.06.2022 – 17.06.2022
    2. Registration: 15.06.2021
    3. Location: University of Geneva
    4. Facilitator:  
    5. Topics: Social and Behavioural Sciences, Health Policy, Systems, and Management
  • Basic Biostatistics

    In this module you learn how to transparently describe data that was collected for a given study. In addition you learn how to make inferences and draw conclusions that go beyond the current data set and make statements about the underlying population of interest. Furthermore, the information in the data set has to be condensed and presented in an understandable fashion.

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

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

    In this module you learn how to transparently describe data that was collected for a given study. In addition you learn how to make inferences and draw conclusions that go beyond the current data set and make statements about the underlying population of interest. Furthermore, the information in the data set has to be condensed and presented in an understandable fashion. For this
    you reduce data by calculating group level quantities (like means, risks etc)
    you quantify and interpret the amount of statistical uncertainty in your data, mostly by using 95% confidence intervals
    you make the first steps in using a statistical software (Stata) for data description, data transformation and simple statistical analyses (you will receive a temporary Stata license for this)
    you communicate appropriately the results obtained
    you translate specific questions into relevant statistical quantities of interest
    Inhalte
    Quantities of descriptive statistics and the fundamentals of statistical inference
    Uncertainty due to randomness
    95% confidence intervals
    Calculating and transforming probability statements
    The interpretation of a p-value

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

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


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

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

    After evaluating the major social and organizational sources of health problems, students will design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions as a continuous change process.

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

    • Evaluate the overall evidence on the effectiveness of specific interventions
    • Access, analyze, and evaluate the methodological quality of publications
    • Clarify value base and define goals of an intervention with key stakeholders
    • Select or design occupational health interventions
    • Plan participatory implementation of occupational health interventions
    1. Dates: 29.08.2022 – 30.08.2022
    2. Registration: 25.07.2022
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Georg Bauer, Brigitta Danuser 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Prognostic Research: Concepts and Models

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

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

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

    Employees have to deal with a large variety of working demands and work-related exposures. Furthermore, technical systems and human-machine interfaces and interaction are subject to constant and sometimes rapid change. To keep people healthy and safe at work, human factors have to be assessed and managed.

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

    • Perform ergonomic risk assessments
    • Evaluate individual balances of work demands and resources
    • Understand and apply concepts of human reliability and human error
    • Assess human-related risk factors at work
    1. Dates: 26.09.2022 – 29.09.2022
    2. Registration: 25.08.2022
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis: a Practical Approach

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


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

    1. Dates: 17.10.2022 – 19.10.2022
    2. Registration: 17.08.2022
    3. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    4. Facilitator: Georgia Salanti, Matthias Egger 
    5. Topics: General Scientific Skills, Epidemiology
  • Pharmacology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

    Objectives of the module

    Participants:

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

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

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


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

    This module focuses on work-related health problems. The aim is to enable you to assess and improve or maintain the ability and aptitude for work of individuals and special groups.

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

    • Examine, document, and analyze the data on biopsychosocial work demands and the biopsychosocial work capacity of an individual
    • Select and adapt effective interventions with the aim of maintaining or regaining an individual’s work ability
    1. Dates: 07.11.2022 – 10.11.2022
    2. Registration: 08.10.2022
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Frederic Regamey 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Introduction to Statistical Software Stata® and Electronic Data Capture Software REDCap

    This course is divided in two parts:

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


    Objectives:

    • By end of part 1, students will be able to set up their own database in REDCap.
    • By the end of part 2, students will be able to run a typical Stata project: import data from text or Excel files, perform data manipulation (including using labels), save manipulated data, perform simple statistical analysis and graphical representation of the data.
    1. Dates: 23.12.2022 – 25.12.2021
    2. Location: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern
    3. Facilitator: Adrian Spoerri, Yves Bochud 
    4. Topics: (Bio)Statistics, Epidemiology
  • Health Communications

    Familiarize yourself with the most important concepts of targeted communication in the context of work and health. We address the specific aims and objectives that communicators have; the particular challenges that they face; the types of messages and channels they have at their disposal; as well as different ways of reconstructing, analyzing, evaluating, and designing effective messages. In doing so, we will apply insights from, amongst others, (health) communication theories, argumentation and persuasion research, and media communication.

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

    • Identify the fundamental concepts of communication in the context of health
    • Communicate occupational or organizational health topics to different stakeholders
    • Understand the essential drivers of behavior change
    • Recognize and implement effective, persuasive communication strategies
    • Distinguish between successful and unsuccessful argumentation and negotiation
    • Develop goal- and target-specific communication materials

    1. Dates: 06.03.2023 – 09.03.2023
    2. Registration: 01.02.2023
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Peter J. Schulz 
    5. Topics:
  • Prevention and control of occupational risks and diseases

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

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


    • Perform Biomonitoring
    • Interpret risk analyses
    • Develop programs to minimize and control risks
    • Plan and perform the examination of specific risk groups, applying knowledge and best practice
    1. Dates: 24.04.2023 – 27.04.2023
    2. Registration: 20.03.2023
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Veronica Turcu 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Control of the occupational environment

    The focus is on airborne contaminants. Students will acquire a sound understanding and practical skills in the relevant technical and organizational measures.


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


    • Evaluate and manage ventilation
    • Manage airborne contaminants in various situations to reduce risk
    • Evaluate and manage ventilation and containment
    • Evaluate substitution as an option in exposure management
    1. Dates: 08.05.2023 – 12.05.2023
    2. Registration: 22.03.2021
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: Guillaume Suarez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Disaster management

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


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


    • Select and properly use the suitable PPE
    • Select, mobilize and cooperate with external partners, e.g. fire brigade troops, rescue troops, police, state government
    • Evaluate personal contamination and perform decontamination
    • Manage contagious lab spills
    1. Dates: 12.06.2023 – 15.06.2023
    2. Registration: 05.05.2023
    3. Location:
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann, Tom Hofmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Biosafety

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

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

    1. Dates: 16.06.2023 – 16.06.2023
    2. Registration: 10.05.2023
    3. Location: Mittelhäusern, Bern
    4. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Evaluation of occupational health interventions

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

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

    • Define the scope, intended uses and primary users of evaluation results
    • Design an evaluation project, select appropriate methods, and specify data sources
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret data
    • Draw conclusions based on evaluation data and develop recommendations
    • Communicate evaluation results to the stakeholders (incl. reporting) and induce follow-up activities
    1. Dates: 28.08.2023 – 29.08.2023
    2. Registration: 30.07.2023
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Gregor Jenny 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Management of health in organizations

    In this module, students learn to manage work and health activities and define key health indicators.Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

    • Select and implement an absence and case management system
    • Design and implement a health campaign/event to foster individual health behavior change
    • Write a health report for an organization
    • Integrate organizational health as a central value in the culture of an organization
    1. Dates: 25.09.2023 – 28.09.2023
    2. Registration: 20.08.2023
    3. Location: University of Zurich
    4. Facilitator: Holger Dressel 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Risk policy, management, and communication

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

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


    • Apply current national and international regulatory systems (e.g. REACH, MSDS)
    • Apply OEL values and substance documentation for further interpretation of measurement data
    • Write risk assessment reports according to recipients’ expectations and regulations
    • Communicate critical results to organizations and community («breaking bad news»)
    1. Dates: 02.10.2023 – 05.10.2023
    2. Registration: 30.08.2023
    3. Location: University of Lausanne
    4. Facilitator: David Vernez 
    5. Topics: Occupational Health, Hygiene, and Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary group project

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

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


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

    1. Dates: 30.10.2023 – 31.10.2023
    2. Location: University of Zurich
    3. Facilitator: Sven Hoffmann 
    4. Topics: