Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Socinstrasse 57
P.O.Box
CH - 4002 Basel
Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
Internet: http://www.swisstph.ch/


Courses on this page:   

Advanced Studies in International Health:
Diploma in Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries HCMTC
Rational Management of Medicines - a focus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Health District Management: Planning and Programme Design
Health District Management: Priority Setting and Resource Allocation
Health District Management: Priority Setting, Planning and Programme Design
Clinical Priorities in Tropical Countries (Medical Practice with Limited Resources)
The 18th Swiss International Short Course on Travellers' Health
Bayesian Disease Mapping in Epidemiology and Public Health

Continuing Education:
Allgemeiner Tropenkurs (ATK)
Diagnostik in medizinischer Parasitologie/Diagnostic en parasitologie médicale
Parasitologie in den Tropen

Master of Public Health (Modules)
Strategisches Projektmanagement
Reproductive and Child Health
Health systems and services in international comparison
Umwelt und Gesundheit
Medicines and Society
Evidence from Interventions in Public Health

Master of Science
MSc in Infectious Diseases, Vaccinology and Drug Discovery
MSc in Infection Biology
MSc in Epidemiology

Symposium
The History of Health Care in Africa: Actors, Experiences, and Perspectives in the 20th Century


Course Title Diploma Course in Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries - HCMTC
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Diploma
Topics Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Management: Health System Management
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Language English
Degree, Credits

Diploma (HCMTC)
Accredited by TropEd, this course is part of the joint European programme Master of Advanced Studies in International Health (MAS) and one of the mandatory core course in the programme. The core course is followed by a series of optional modules (e.g. the advanced courses at STI). Some modules are also counting for the MPH of Swiss universities.The transfer of credits for courses taken in different places is regulated by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel
Objectives/
Content

The focus of the course has shifted from curative tropical medicine towards a broad view of health and development at district level. The course aims at introducing the range of skills and knowledge needed to work as a member of a District Health Management Team. Topics covered include a wide range of subjects ranging from basic parasitology, epidemiology and health care in tropical diseases to management skills. Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on a community approach and on the development of skills needed for communication, teaching and training.

Content:

  • Concepts and research methods (methodology, epidemiology, statistics, social science concepts)(3 - 5 weeks)
  • Health Problems (major endemic diseases, child hood / nutrition, reproductive health, adult health / violence, environmental health, health in transition) (3 - 5 weeks)
    Essential laboratory and parasitology
  • Health system management and communication (health policy/planning, health economics, health promotion, management)(3 - 5 weeks)
Next Beginning 12 March - 15 June 2012
Appl. Deadline September 30, 2011 for scholarship-applicants from overseas; October 31, 2011 for other participants.
Duration 13 weeks; for participants from overseas 1 additional preparational week
No. of
Participants
approx. 25
Participants'
Profile
The course is designed for postgraduates with at least 2 years professional experience, who are planning to work in Public Health or Health Service Management or already do so, such as MDs, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, managers, social scientists, educators.
Requirements Candidates with a first professional qualification must have at least 2 years professional experience, very good mastery of the English language (spoken and in writing), a definite intention or commitment to work in a developing country.
Structure 10 modules (approx. 1 week per module)
Teaching staff Staff members from STI and experts from other institutes in Switzerland and Europe with experience in developing countries
Coordinator Bernadette Peterhans, RN, MPH
Methods Lectures, seminars, tutorials, field exercise, individual and group presentations, laboratory work, visits.
Evaluation Different exams for the participants (multiple choice questions, case studies, essays, group work and presentations). Participants evaluate each module.
Course fee CHF 7'000.- (additional fee for preparation week: CHF 500.-)
Scholarship Limited number for candidates from developing countries. Preference will be given to candidates who have no master degree in public health.
For further
information
Please contact the Course-Secretariat, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P.O. Box, CH - 4002 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Rational Management of Medicines - a focus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Essential Drugs and Medicine
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Respiratory Diseases
Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits

Within the Master of Advanced Studies in International Health (MIH) curriculum of TropEd candidates will receive 3,0 credit points for this Advanced Course.

Location The course will be held in Pretoria, South Africa. The Department of Pharmacy of the Medunsa Campus (previously the Medical University of Southern Africa) is the host organization.
Objectives/
Content

To enable health professionals to understand and apply the concepts and principles of essential medicines and rational medicine management with a focus on the diseases of poverty HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, to recognise the need for a national and international medicine policy
environment, to improve knowledge and skills and to gain practical field experience for rational medicine management within different health system contexts.

Course topics:

  • Historic milestones and current global medicine situation in different health care
    systems
  • Concept of essential medicines and its relevance in primary health care
  • Principles of rational medicine management in pluralistic and reforming health systems
  • Roles of different stakeholders including health workers, traditional healers, research
    organisations and the pharmaceutical industry
  • The international context, Global Health Initiatives, global treaties and national medicine policy
  • Treatment guidelines, essential medicine lists and personal medicine lists
  • Patterns of medicine use and adherence, , strategies for promoting rational medicine use
  • Antimicrobial resistance and approaches for containment
  • Medicine quality and quality assurance
  • Rational management of HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis related treatment
  • Framework and components of a medicine supply system including procurement and distribution
  • Elements of medicine costs, affordability and financing options
Next Beginning 30 October - 11 November 2011
Appl. Deadline 31 August 2011
Duration 2 weeks
No. of
Participants
30
Participants'
Profile
Health professionals and managers with experience (at least two years) in the health sector and in the pharmaceutical sector.
Requirements

English requirements: TOEFL Paper 550 / TOEFL Computer 213 / TOEFL internet 79 – 80 / IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or completed higher education in English (with written proof).

Teaching staff The course is facilitated by international and national experts. The academic panel will include a number of highly experienced professionals.
Coordinator Dr. Karin Wiedenmayer (Swiss TPH)
Methods The course combines lectures, in-depth discussions of case studies, short presentations,
small group exercises and field visits. The course is highly participatory and participants
will be exposed to a wide range of international experiences and materials.
Evaluation A certificate will be awarded after successful completion.
Cooperation Medunsa Limpopo, South Africa
Course fee

The course fee is CHF 3240.00. For students registered as a tropEd Master student at a tropEd home institution the course fee is CHF 2800.00 and must be paid 4 weeks before beginning of the course. The course fee includes tuition, accommodation/full board. Cost for international flights must be added. Travel to South Africa has to be organized by the participant. This sum includes the registration fee (CHF 500.00) which is due at the moment of acceptance.

Accommodation Included, near Pretoria
For further
information
Please contact the Course-Secretariat, Swiss TPH, P.O. Box, CH - 4002 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Health District Management: Planning and Programme Design
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Health District Management
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Management: Strategic Project Management
Language English
Degree, Credits Within the Master of Advanced Studies in International Health (MIH) curriculum of TropEd candidates will receive 4.5 credit points for this Advanced Course. Part I of the module (Health policies and priorities) can be taken by candidates for the Master of Public Health programme of Swiss universities.
Location

Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland and Ifakara

Objectives/
Content

This module provides information and tools on planning district health services. A major part of the course is a realistic simulation of the project design process. Participants will take the roles of a project design mission and will complete a full design document.

At the end of the module students will be able to:

- to work with concepts of priority setting, economics and planning regarding the development of health systems
- to put into practice principles of management that can be applied to district health services, - - using the Health Resources Allocation Model by the Swiss Tropical Institute
- to design a health programme and prepare a project proposal.

Next Beginning

2011: 14 November - 2 December 2011 in Ifakara
2012: 18 - 29 June 2012 in Basel

Appl. Deadline

31 March 2011

Duration 2 weeks
No. of
Participants
24
Participants'
Profile
Professionals working in the field of district health management: Health professionals , managers, planners, social scientists, health system researchers, educators, trainers.
Requirements

This module is open to participants with a STI diploma "Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries (HCMTC)" or an equivalent degree, but it is also designed as a course for
professionals working in the field of planning and programme design. In addition it is an optional module within the joint Master Curriculum in International Health (MIH) of tropEd, a collaborative network of 33 institutes of higher education in 13 European and 3 overseas countries. Good mastery of the English language.

Structure Full-time
Teaching staff Teaching staff of STI and external experts
Coordinator Dr. A. Hoffmann & Bernadette Peterhans, RN, MPH
Methods Lectures, group work, case studies, individual project work.
Evaluation Testimonials confirming attendance; a certificate is awarded to those participants who have reached the acceptable level of performance, which is defined as 60% of the achievable maximum. One part of the exam is the project work in written form and as an oral presentation. Case studies, short answer questions.
Course fee Basel: The total course fee is CHF 1’600.- (Swiss Francs) and must be paid 4 weeks before
the start of the course. This sum includes the registration fee (CHF 100.-) which is due at the moment of acceptance.
Scholarship A few scholarships are available for participants from developing countries. Preference will be given to participants who will be attending the diploma course "Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries" in Basel.
For further
information
Please contact the Course-Secretariat, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P.O. Box, CH - 4002 Basel, Switzerland,
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80,
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Health District Management: Priority Setting and Resource Allocation
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Health District Management
Management: Health System Management
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Health Determinants: Poverty
Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Language English
Degree, Credits Within the Master of Advanced Studies in International Health (MIH) curriculum of TropEd candidates will receive 3 credit points for this Advanced Course. Part I of the module (Health policies and priorities) can be taken by candidates for the Master of Public Health programme of Swiss universities.
Location

Swis Tropical and Public Health Institute , Basel, Switzerland

Objectives/
Content

The course is a simulation exercise applying the latest tools assessing population health needs, establishing district intervention priorities, and allocation district health resources in a context of limited funding. Participants take the roles of district health planning team members and will:

  • Define efficacy-adjusted, intervention addressable, burdens of disease for a case study district population and health system
  • Establishing intervention priorities by weighing this evidence against other information available from the local health information system and national guidelines.
  • Determine current constrains and bottlenecks to equity-effectiveness (coverage ) of these interventions.
  • Apply computer-based applications to allocate an optimal mix of resources to incrementally scale-up coverage ot these interventions.
  • Link these investments to national development and poverty reduction goals.
  • Prepare a complete District health Plan and budget that responds to population need, health system realtities and resources, and contemporary evidence on effectiveness of interventions.
  • Present and defend the District Health Plan to both: a) a lay Board; and b) Goverment authorities.
Next Beginning 2011: 11 - 22 July 2011
2012: 2 -13 July 2012
Appl. Deadline 2011: 31 March 2011
2012: 31 March 2012
Duration 2 Weeks
No. of
Participants
The course is limited to a maximum of eight participants from the MPH programme
Participants'
Profile
Professionals working in the field of district health management: Health professionals , managers, planners, social scientists, health system researchers, educators, trainers.
Requirements

This module is open to participants with a STI diploma "Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries (HCMTC)" or an equivalent degree, but it is also designed as a course for
professionals working in the field of planning and programme design. In addition it is an optional module within the joint Master Curriculum in International Health (MIH) of tropEd, a collaborative network of 33 institutes of higher education in 13 European and 3 overseas countries.
Good mastery of the English language.

Teaching staff Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner; Prof. Dr. Don de Savigny
Coordinator Dr. phil. Axel Hoffmann, Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), Basel und
Prof. Dr. Marcel Tanner, MPH MSc, Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), Basel
Methods Lectures, group work, case studies, individual project work.
Evaluation Testimonials confirming attendance; a certificate is awarded to those participants who have reached the acceptable level of performance, which is defined as 60% of the achievable maximum. One part of the exam is the project work in written form and as an oral presentation. Case studies, short answer questions.
Course fee Basel: Fr. 1'500.00
Scholarship A few scholarships are available for participants from developing countries. Preference will be given to participants who will be attending the diploma course "Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries" in Basel.
For further
information
Please contact the Course-Secretariat, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P.O. Box, CH - 4002 Basel, Switzerland,
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80,
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Health District Management: Priority Setting, Planning and Programme Design
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Health District Management
Management: Health System Management
Management: Strategic Project Management
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Language English
Degree, Credits Within the Master of Advanced Studies in International Health (MIH) curriculum of TropEd candidates will receive 4,5 credit points for this Advanced Course. Part I of the module (Health policies and priorities) can be taken by candidates for the Master of Public Health programme of Swiss universities.
Location

Ifakara, Tanzania, http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/

Objectives/
Content

The course aims at introducing the basic principles of strategic programme and project management. It also focuses on practical aspects of the planning and implementation process, using the techniques of a simulation exercise and computer based support.

Objectives and content
Part I Health policies and priorities: By the end of the course participants will be able
– To critically reflect concepts of priority setting, economics and planning regarding the development of health systems
– To put into practice principles of management that can be applied to district health services, using the Health Resources Allocation Model by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Part II
Planning and Programme Design: Participants will work as a team and will design a health programme and prepare a proposal. By the end of the course, working both as individuals
and as members of a team, participants will be able to:
– Define a target population and formulate programme objectives within the context of a countries national development goals and objectives
– Define the outputs that will enable a satisfactory achievement of those objectives
– Identify verifiable indicators which will demonstrate performance in terms of outputs and objectives
– Outline the strategies and indicate the activities required to produce the proposed outputs
– Determine the inputs necessary for completing the proposed activities
– Identify the more significant assumptions underlying the implementation of the activities
– Prepare a complete programme proposal that clearly and coherently presents the programme planning, design and evaluation processes
– Present and defend the completed programme design and the rationale for the design
– Undertake the processes necessary for the successful selection and recruitment of staff

Next Beginning Ifakara: 14. November - 2 Dezember 2011
Appl. Deadline 31 August 2011
Duration 3 Weeks
No. of
Participants
The course is limited to a maximum of 24 participants
Participants'
Profile
Health professionals (medical doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists), Managers, planners, social scientists, health system, researchers, educators
Requirements

This module is open to participants with a STI diploma "Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries (HCMTC)" or an equivalent degree, but it is also designed as a refresher course for professionals working in the field of planning and programme design. In addition it is an optional module within the joint Master Curriculum in International Health (MIH) of tropEd, a collaborative network of 33 institutes of higher education in 13 European and 3 overseas countries. Good mastery of the English language.

Coordinator Dr. phil. Axel Hoffmann, Bernadette Peterhans, Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), Basel
Methods Lectures, group work, case studies, individual project work.
Evaluation The examination consists of different parts: Performance of the first week will be assessed by the presentation of group results. For the second part, examination is the proposal-work in its written form and as an oral presentation. In addition an individual assignment on a situation analysis has to be handed in during the course. In all examinations participants are not asked to memorize facts but rather to put different elements into context.
Course fee The course fee is CHF 3850.00. For students registered as a tropEd Master student at a tropEd home institution the course fee is CHF 3350.00 and must be paid 4 weeks before beginning of the course. The course fee includes accommodation in Tanzania for the duration of the course, full board and costs for some outdoor activities. Cost for international flights must be added by participants.
This sum includes the registration fee (CHF 500.00) which is due at the moment of acceptance.
For further
information
Please contact the Course-Secretariat, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P.O. Box, CH - 4002 Basel, Switzerland,
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80,
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Clinical Priorities in Tropical Countries (Medical Practice with Limited Resources)
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Clinical Medicine in Practice
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Clinical Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits Testimonials confirming attendance; a certificate is awarded to those participants who have reached the acceptable level of performance, which is defined as 60% of the achievable maximum. Within the Master of Advanced Studies in International Health (MIH) curriculum of TropEd candidates will receive 4.5 credit points for this Advanced Course.
Location The course will be held at the Ilala District Hospital in Dar es Salaam and the St. Francis Designated District Hospital in Ifakara, Tanzania http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/
Objectives/
Content

The course aims to teach clinical medicine inside health facilities of tropical countries. It cominbes new teaching methods, recent scientific knowledge, and medical practice with limited resources, into a novel form of education for medical professionals working at district level in a developing country.

HIV/AIDS is a major health problem in countries of the South. Major initiatives are currently under way to tackle this dramatic epidemic. Based on the experience gained in a rural district, one academic week of this course is reserved to cover the wide range of technical and practical issues with regard to the management of HIV/AIDS patients in a peripheral setting of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Next Beginning 14 June - 2 July 2010
Appl. Deadline 31 March 2010
Duration 3 weeks
No. of
Participants
25
Participants'
Profile
MDs with practical experience in tropical medicine or a diploma HCMTC; paramedical staff (clinical officers, nurses) having diagnosing/prescribing responsiblities, and with professional experience and a well documented record of continuing education, including a diploma course (HCMTC or equivalent)
Requirements Please see "Participants' Profile"; good mastery of the English language
Structure 3 weeks full-time in rural Africa
Teaching staff Teaching staff of STI and other institutes in Europe and Africa
Coordinator Prof. Dr.Ch. Hatz
Methods The didactic approach is interactive. Bed-side teaching, case-studies, evaluation of diagnostic and curative procedures, designing flow charts and applied clinical studies.
Evaluation Assess continuously, examination at the end. Participant's feedback.
Cooperation District hospital in rural Africa
Course fee

The course fee is CHF 3.900.- (Swiss francs) and must be paid in advance. This sum includes the registration fee (DHF 100.-) which is due at the moment of acceptance, the tuition fee and travel within Tanzania as well as accomodation and full board during the time of the course.

Scholarship Limited number for candidates from developing countries.
For further
information

Please contact the Course-Secretariat, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P.O. Box, CH - 4002 Basel, Switzerland,
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80,
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
Email: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Informations on the partner institute, the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre can be obtained at http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/

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Course Title Allgemeiner Tropenkurs (ATK)
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Health Determinants: Social Determinants
Clinical Research and Methods: Parasitology and Entomology
Language Deutsch
Degree, Credits Bestätigung, Nachdiplomkurs
Location Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut, Basel
Objectives/
Content
Der Kurs stellt eine Vorbereitung auf das Leben in den Tropen und Subtropen dar. Der ATK entspricht aber auch dem Bedürfnis nach Allgemein- und Weiterbildung sowie nach Information über die globalen, ökonomischen, ökologischen, kulturgeographischen und soziokulturellen Zusammenhänge und gesundheitlichen Aspekte in den Tropen und Subtropen.
Grundmodul (4 Wochen): ökonomische, ökologische und soziale Probleme der Entwicklungs-länder; Religionen, interkulturelle Kommunikation, sozialwissenschaftliche Themen; Pflanzenproduktion und Ernährung; natur-, kultur- und wirtschaftsgeografische Aspekte der Tropen und Subtropen; Reisevorbereitungen, vorbeugende Massnahmen; erneuerbare Energien und angepasste Technologien.
Biomedizinisches Modul (4 Wochen): spezif. Tropenkrankheiten und Medizin in den Tropen; med. Parasitologie (mit ergänzendem Laborkurs), tropische Gifttiere; Konzepte integrierter Entwicklungsarbeit anhand Fallstudie aus Tanzania; Medizinethnologie
Next Beginning

Termine für 2011:
1. Teil "Grundmodul" 19. September - 14. Oktober 2011
2. Teil "Biomedizinisches Modul" 17. Oktober - 11. November 2011
Termine für 2012:

Grundmodul: 17. September - 12. Oktober 2012
Biomedizinisches Modul: 15. Oktober - 9. November 2012

Duration Insgesamt: 8 Wochen
No. of
Participants
40
Participants'
Profile
Der ATK wendet sich an Interessierte der verschiedensten Berufsgattungen.
Requirements Keine
Structure 2 voneinander unabhängige Vorlesungsblöcke; ganztägiger Kurs
Teaching staff Institutsmitglieder und Externe
Methods Lektionen, Diskussionen
Evaluation Durch die TeilnehmerInnen. Nähere Angaben und Anmeldung beim Kurssekretariat des STI oder beim Kursleiter.
Course fee 1. Teil: CHF 1'950.-; 2. Teil: CHF 1950.-, Prüfungsgebühr: CHF 150.-
For further
information

Schweizerisches Tropen-und Public Health-Institut
Kurssekretariat
Postfach
CH - 4002 Basel
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
Internet: http://www.sti.ch/de/lehre-und-ausbildung/allgemeiner-tropenkurs.html
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Course Title The 18th Swiss International Short Course on Travellers' Health
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Travel Medicine
Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Language English
Degree, Credits 1,5 credits
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Objectives/
Content

The certificate course "Travellers' Health" aims at preparing the participants to provide relevant information for travellers and to assess travel-related problems occurring during travel and after their return with a special focus on tropical diseases. The general objectives are to provide up-to-date information in travel medicine with regard to:

  • Preventive pre-travel advice including immunizations and other aspects during travel
  • Appropriate risk assessment and behaviour during travel
  • Management of travel-related diseases based on individual and epidemiological features
Next Beginning

30 January - 3 February 2012

Duration 1 week
Participants'
Profile
The course is open to medical doctors, senior nursing staff and other health professionals, but also to travel industry staff with a strong interest in travel medicine. The number of participants is limited to 40.
Structure

The course consists of three parts:

  • Pre-travel advice: Goals of travel medicine, vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, special risk groups, standardization of travel advice, information tools, communicating information
  • Health problems abroad: Common health problems during travel.
  • The returning traveller: Differential diagnosis of travel related diseases (fever, diarrhoea, skin disorders, eosinophilia), management of imported diseases.
Course Director PD Dr. Christoph Hatz, Head of the Medical and Diagnostic Services of the Swiss Tropical Institute (STI).
Course fee The course fee is CHF 1100.00. For students registered as a tropEd Master student at a tropEd home institution the course fee is CHF 950.00 and must be paid 4 weeks before beginning of the course. This sum includes the registration fee (CHF 100.00) which is due at the moment of acceptance.
For further
information

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Course Secretariat, P.O. Box, CH-4002 Basel/Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)61 284 82 80,
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title The History of Health Care in Africa: Actors, Experiences, and Perspectives in the 20th Century
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Conference
Topics Management: Health Care Quality Improvement
Language English
Location  
Objectives/
Content

Health in Sub-Saharan Africa has always been experienced, debated and pursued in a specific historical context. At the same time the history of health and health care in a specific local setting cannot be separated from processes on a larger scale. Neither diseases nor ideas and practices about health, healing and care stopped at colonial or national borders.

This conference looks beyond the borders of colonial empires and national states by bringing together researchers with different temporal and spatial perspectives on the history of health, health care and medical research in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The conference concludes the three-year research project 'History of Health Systems in Africa: Swiss Mission Hospitals and Rural Health Delivery in the 20th Century', led by the Department of History in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel."

Next Beginning

12. -14. September 2011

Duration 3 days
For further
information

Internet: http://zasb.unibas.ch/research/research-projects/

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Course Title Evidence from Interventions in Public Health
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Language English
Degree, Credits 0.75 ECTS in field 1
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Objectives/
Content

Goal: This basic module introduces public health decision-makers to new evidence on health interventions and assist them in using this evidence for programme planning.
Contents: This course is divided into three main components:
— An introduction to the concept of health interventions and their evaluation, including the «development pipeline» for new interventions - from first ideas to evaluation of programme impact. The course also reviews the basics of randomized controlled trials, the concepts of «efficacy» and «effectiveness», and discusses the ethics of intervention studies.
— A case study on the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets for malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa: from the very first studies in the field to policy formulation at national and international level, and finally large-scale implementation and its evaluation.
— A case study from Switzerland on a school-based physical activity promotion programme will be used as a basis for group work to discuss different approaches to assess effectiveness. The Kinder- und Jugend-Sportstudie (KISS) will be presented as an example of a randomized controlled intervention trial in the Swiss context.

Next Beginning

27 - 28 October 2011

Appl. Deadline 28 August 2011
Duration 7 days
Participants'
Profile
Basic course in the new curriculum (compulsory) and in the former curriculum (optional)
— Other health professionals with basic knowledge of epidemiology
Coordinator Prof. Dr. med. Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer, Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin der Universität Basel und Prof. Dr. phil. Christian Lengeler, Schweizerisches Tropeninstitut, Basel
Course fee Fr. 560.-
For further
information

Koordinationsstelle des Interuniversitären Weiterbildungsprogramms Public Health
ISPM der Universität Zürich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich
Tel: + 41 (0)44 634 46 51
Fax: +41 (0)44 634 49 62
Email: mph@ifspm.uzh.chS
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Course Title Diagnostik in medizinischer Parasitologie
Diagnostic en parasitologie médicale
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Clinical Research and Methods: Parasitology and Entomology
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language Deutsch
Français
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location Swiss Tropical and Pubic Health Institute Basel, Switzerland
Objectives/
Content

Malaria: Der direkte Nachweis der Malariaerreger im Blut ist, trotz moderner molekularer Diagnostikverfahren, immer noch die Referenzmethode der Malariadiagnostik. Neben bio-logischen, epidemiologischen und klinischen Aspekten ist darum der Hauptteil des Kurses der Differen-tialdiagnose der Plasmodien gewidmet. Eine Blinddiagnose am Schluss des Kurses ermöglicht die Selbstevaluation des Lernerfolges.

Diagnostic du paludisme: La mise en évidence des plasmodies dans le sang reste la procédure diagnostique de référence même en présence de tests de biologie moléculaire modernes.
Lors de ce module, les aspects biologiques, épidémio-logiques, et cliniques ainsi que des méthodes diagnostiques sont enseignés. Une grande partie du cours est consacrée au diagnostic différentiel au microscope des quatre espèces plasmodiales. Un test pratique d’auto-évaluation est proposé en fin de journée.

Tageskurse / Cours d’un jour: 9.15 – 17.00 Uhr

  • Malariadiagnostik (24. Februar, 31. März und 26. Mai 2011)
  • Darmprotozoen: 5. Mai 2011
Next Beginning

Tageskurse deutsch: 24. Februar 2011, 5. Mai 2011, 26. Mai 2011
Tageskurse französisch: 31. März 2011

Appl. Deadline 4 Wochen vor Kursbeginn
Duration je 1 Tag
No. of
Participants
25
Participants'
Profile

• Biomedizinische AnalytikerInnen / Techniciens
• ÄrztInnen / Médecins
• BiologInnen / Biologistes
• LaborleiterInnen / Responsables de laboratoires médicaux

Course fee CHF 480.- pro Tageskurs
For further
information

Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Parasitologie in den Tropen
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Clinical Research and Methods: Parasitology and Entomology
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language Deutsch
Degree, Credits Bestätigung
Location Ifakara, Tanzania http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/
Objectives/
Content
Um die Eröffnung des ‚Tanzania Training Centre for International Health, Ifakara’ gebührend zu markieren, haben wir uns entschlossen, unser bewährtes Weiterbildungsprogramm für einmal ausserhalb der Institutsmauern in Basel anzubieten. Aus diesem Grund werden wir unseren Fortbildungskurs für Laborpersonal zum Thema "Parasitologie in den Tropen" in Ifakara durchführen, um den TeilnehmerInnen die parasitologische Diagnostik sozusagen vor Ort näher zu bringen.
Ziel des Kurses ist es, labordiagnostische Untersuchungen zu erlernen oder vorhandenes Wissen zu vertiefen, das für die Diagnostik importierter human-pathogener Erkrankungen in der Schweiz relevant ist. Das abwechslungsreiche Programm beinhaltet sechs ausgefüllte Tage mit Laborweiter- und Fortbildung, praktisches Arbeiten im Feld sowie einen Einblick in den Alltag medizinischen Arbeitens in Tansania. Im Labor werden die wichtigsten Parasitengruppen besprochen und im Mikroskop beobachtet. Zur Vertiefung dienen Vorstellungen von Projekten der Parasitenbekämpfung, der Besuch einer Mütterberatung, Parasitenuntersuchungen an Stuhl- und Urinproben vonSchülern einer Dorfschule sowie beispielhafte Besuche klassischer Übertragungsorte. Im Labor werden die Proben mittels verschiedener Methoden untersucht, ausgewertet und mögliche Bekämpfungsstrategien diskutiert. Abgerundet wird das Programm durch Ärzte des St. Francis Hospitals, die aus erster Hand über die aktuelle Problematik von HIV und Tuberkulose informieren.
Selbstverständlich kommt auch das typische Afrika-Erlebnis nicht zu kurz, sei es mit einer Fahrt im Einbaum auf dem Kilombero Fluss oder einer Übernachtung im Mikumi Nationalpark, wo die bekannten typischen Vertreter der afrikanischen Fauna in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung beobachtet werden können.
Next Beginning 3. - 14. Juni 2010 in Ifakara / Tanzania
Duration 2 Wochen
No. of
Participants
20
Participants'
Profil
Medizinisches Laborpersonal, LaborleiterInnen, ÄrztInnen, BiologInnen
Coordinator Dr. Hanspeter Marti
Methods Lektionen, Diskussionen
Evaluation Durch die TeilnehmerInnen
Course fee Die Kosten von CHF 2'690.- beinhalten die Kurskosten, sowie Unterkunft, Verpflegung und Transport in Tansania. Die Flugreise aus der Schweiz geht zu Lasten der Teilnehmer.
For further
information
Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut
Kurssekretariat
Postfach
CH - 4002 Basel
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80,
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Strategisches Projektmanagement
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Strategic Project Management
Language Deutsch
Degree, Credits 1 MPH-Kreditpunkt bzw. 1.5 ECTS-Kreditpunkte - angerechnet im Themenbereich 2
Wahlkurs im MPH-Programm: http://www.public-health-edu.ch/masprogramm
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Basel, Switzerland
Objectives/
Content

Dieses Modul soll den Teilnehmenden erste Einblicke in das strategische Projektmanagement bieten. Mit verschiedenen Tools und Planungshilfen (Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework Approach) vereinfacht sich der Prozess von der Problemdefinition über die Zielfindung bis hin zur konkreten Planung einzelner Aktivitäten. Thematisiert werden ebenfalls die Prinzipien und Implementationsschritte des Projektmonitorings und der Projektevaluation.

Nach erfolgreicher Beendigung des Moduls
— kennen die Teilnehmenden die Grundlagen und Begriffe des Project Cycle Management und dessen Bedeutung für das strategische Management von Projekten
— sind die Teilnehmenden in der Lage, ein ausgewähltes Gesundheitsproblem und die möglichen zugrunde liegenden Faktoren in ihrer Bedeutung für die Projektplanung zu analysieren
— kennen die Teilnehmenden die Systematik des Logical Framework Approach und können mit diesem Tool eine Projektplanungsskizze erarbeiten.

Inhalte:
— Theoretische Einführung in das strategische Projektmanagement und das Project Cycle Management
— Problemdefinition mit einer Problem-Tree-Analyse
— Planung eines Forschungs- oder Interventionsprogramms
— Präsentation der ausgearbeiteten Projektplanungsskizzen im Plenum.

Next Beginning 10. bis 12. Januar 2011
Appl. Deadline 10. November 2010
Duration 3 Tage
Participants'
Profile

Zielpublikum, Zulassung

  • Basismodul im alten Curriculum für Studierende des Weiterbildungsstudiengangs Public Health
  • Teilnehmende mit Projekterfahrung profitieren am meisten von diesem Kurs
  • Voraussetzung ist ein Basiswissen hinsichtlich Public-Health-Interventionsstrategien sowie Kenntnisse des schweizerischen Gesundheitssystems
Structure Basismodul im Masterstudiengang Public Health
Leistungsnachweis: Gruppenarbeit mit Präsentation
Methods Neben einigen theoretischen Präsentationen zum Themengebiet liegt der Schwerpunkt des Moduls in der aktiven Gruppenarbeit der Teilnehmenden. Sie arbeiten in Gruppen von vier bis sechs Personen aktiv an der Problemdefinition und der Umsetzung in eine Projektplanung. Diese Gruppenarbeit steht unter ständiger Supervision der Dozierenden und zusätzlicher Tutorinnen und Tutoren.
Teaching staff Axel Hoffmann, Dr. phil. dipl. Psych.; Bernadette Peterhans, RN, MPH; weitere Tutoren und Tutorinnen.
Coordinator Dr. phil. Dipl.-Psych. Axel Hoffmann
Course fee Fr. 1150.00
(inkl. Kursmaterial)
For further
information

Kurssekretariat
Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut
Socinstrasse 57
Postfach
4002 Basel
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
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Course Title Reproductive and Child Health
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Language English
Degree, Credits 1.5 MPH-Credits or 1.5 ECTS-Credits - in field 8 Wahlkurs according the MPH-Programm: http://www.public-health-edu.ch/masprogramm
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Basel, Switzerland
Objectives/
Content

Goal: Provides an understanding of the dimension of the field of reproductive health at the beginning of the 21st century and presents the scope of child health linked to that of maternal health
Contents: As core course of the Master in International Health, this one-week module focuses on the special health needs of mothers and children at district level in countries with resources constrains (introduction to sexual and reproductive health and rights, the challenges around family planning, issues of safe motherhood, maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS, socio-cultural and economic mediators of sexual and reproductive health).

Next Beginning 16 - 20 May 2011
Appl. Deadline 16 March 2011
Durat8on 1 week
No. of
Participants
5
Participants'
Profile

— Advanced course for students of the Public Health programme
— Participants with a medical or pedagogical profession or with a background in natural sciences
— At least two years of professional experience
— Working experience in developing countries is an advantage

Methods Interactive lectures, case studies, group work, panel discussion, self-directed learning, literature review
Evaluation Written exam at the end of the course
Teaching staff M. Bailey, Consultant, UK; Prof. Dr. med. A. Costello, Institute of Child Health, University College, London; Dr. med. C. Kessler Bodiang; Ms A. Martin-Hilber and Dr. K. Molesworth, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel
Coordinator Dr. med. Claudia Kessler Bodiang, MPH
Course fee Fr. 1'300.00
(course material included)
For further
information

Kurssekretariat
Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut
Socinstrasse 57
Postfach
4002 Basel
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 80
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch or mph@ifspm.uzh.ch
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Course Title MSc in Infectious Diseases, Vaccinology and Drug Discovery
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Healthcare areas: Immunization and Vaccination
Management: Essential Drugs and Medicine
Clinical Research and Methods: Immunology
Clinical Research and Methods: Microbiology
Health Technology: ICT for demographic and health surveillance
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language English
Degree, Credits M.Sc.
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Basel, Switzerland
National University of Singapore (NUS) Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), Singapore
Objectives/
Content

This joint curriculum has a strict focus on infectious diseases. Students will learn the cellular and molecular basis of the biology of infection.

  • Introduce, update and strengthen basic concepts in scientific disciplines (immunology, biotechnology, vaccinology, biology of infection and microbiology) necessary to diagnose, monitor and prevent communicable diseases of major public health importance.
  • Introduce and discuss strategies that ensure effective use of novel technologies for laboratory and field research as well as for diseases surveillance and control.
  • Familiarize with key laboratory technologies/approaches specifically related to control of bacterial, parasitic and viral (including HIV) infections of public health importance.
  • Perform and evaluate laboratory methods for a) the measurement of immune response to infectious agents and b) the detection of infectious agents in biological samples.
  • Outline, discuss and experience through case studies the problems related to drug discovery and development against major communicable and emerging diseases.
  • Outline, discuss and experience through case studies the problems related to vaccination (vaccines development, delivery, efficacy testing {epidemiological studies with immunological correlates of protective immunity}).
  • Illustrate and discuss the cost-effectiveness of laboratory technologies for the control of communicable diseases.
  • Strengthen the partnership, between basic researchers and professionals of academia, R&D companies and public health laboratories necessary for optimal R&D and control of communicable and emerging diseases.
Next Beginning 19 September 2011
Appl. Deadline 30 November 2010
Duration 18 months
No. of
Participants
20
Requirements

Students may apply for this course when they have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related subject such as Microbiology or Immunology, or have successfully completed a degree course in Medicine.

Structure The research work, leading to the M.Sc. thesis forms the backbone of the structure. Each student will typically have two tutors assigned (co-supervision). One tutor is usually a senior member of the research team where the research project is undertaken. The other tutor would be from NUS, NITD or UoB, respectively, depending on where the research project is carried out. Course structure: Lectures by leading scientists in the field of study (25%); practical exercises/group work and discussions (15%); pursuit of the research project (60%).
Cooperation The National University of Singapore (NUS), the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), the Biozentrum of the University of Basel (UoB) and the Swiss Tropical Institute (STI) announce recruitment for the research–based joint M.Sc. programme on approaches to control communicable diseases particularly vaccinology and drug discovery.
Course fee You will need overall about 35’000-45’000 SGD to fund the 18 months of study in Switzerland and Singapore.
Scholarship Selected students will be supported by a stipend which covers the 18 months of studies, including tuition fees, research and travel costs. The number of stipends is limited but self-funding is possible
For further
information

Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 89
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
E-mail: students.tnt-sti@unibas.ch
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Course Title MSc in Infection Biology
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Clinical Research and Methods: Immunology
Clinical Research and Methods: Parasitology and Entomology
Clinical Research and Methods: Molecular Biology
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Language English
Degree, Credits 90 credit points
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Basel, Switzerland
Objectives/
Content

This Master curriculum of the University of Basel starts in the autumn semester. The degree of a "Master of Science in Infection Biology" normally requires 3 semesters (90 credit points) for students with a Bachelor degree.

The MSc degree in Infection Biology centres mainly on laboratory based work. All courses and lab work are taught in English.

Mandatory:
Basic Biostatistics I
Interdisciplinary Seminar (Control of Infectious Diseases and other issues)
Swiss TPH Spring Research Seminar
Swiss TPH Autumn Research Seminar
Advanced Molecular Parasitology
Immunology of Infection
Topics in Host-Parasite Interactions
Applied Bioinformatics
Concepts in molecular Epidemiology
Drug Discovery and Development for Parasitic Diseases
Evolution of host- parasite interactions

Master’s Thesis (50 cp)
The Master’s thesis (including preparation for the final master examination) usually takes 1 year. 50 cp are credited for an accepted master’s thesis. The topic of the thesis must have been approved by one of faculty representatives at the Swiss TPH.

Next Beginning Annually in Autumn
Appl. Deadline

30 April

Duration 18 months
No. of
Participants
20-30
Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine with a minimum average degree of 5.0. Basic knowledge in parasitology/infection biology of at least 4 CP. For students with a BSc degree but an insufficient mark, the student can alternatively pass the GRE test in the area of "Quantitative Reasoning" provided the result is in the top 35%.

Structure The Master’s study is based on the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) co-ordinated credit point system. To obtain a "Master of Science in Infection Biology” students need 90 credit points (cp). Cps are given for successfully completed courses (pass grade). The criteria for achieving a pass grade are specific to each course, and may involve completion of assignments and/or written or oral examinations. A failed course can be repeated once. The number of given cp depends on the time of completion of the training and corresponds to the University lecture list (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) of this semester.
Evaluation The final examination is a verbal test covering the topic of the thesis, spanning over the technical literature concerning the thesis as well as the field of science connected with the thesis. It lasts 60 minutes.
Coordinator

Prof. Christian Lengeler, (Master in Infectiiology)
Email: christian.lengeler@unibas.ch

Course fee CHF 700.- per semester
For further
information

Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 89
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
Email: courses-tph@unibas.ch
Internet: http://www.swisstph.ch/teaching/msc-in-infection-biology.html

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Course Title MSc in Epidemiology
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Clinical Research and Methods: Molecular Biology
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Language English
Degree, Credits 90 credit points
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Basel, Switzerland
Objectives/
Content

This Master curriculum of the University of Basel starts in the autumn semester. The degree of a "Master of Science in Epidemiology" normally requires 3 semesters (90 credit points) for students with a Bachelor degree.
The MSc degree in Epidemiology centres on the pursuit of an epidemiological research topic such as basic research, population-based clinical or interventions research and analysis. All courses are taught in English.

Mandatory:
Epidemiological exposure assessment
Chronic disease and molecular epidemiology
Basic Biostatistics I
Statistical modelling
Interdisciplinary Seminar (Control of Infectious Diseases and other issues)
Swiss TPH Spring Research Seminar
Swiss TPH Autumn Research Seminar
Epidemiological Methods
Key Issues in International and Public Health
Epidemiological Concepts
Data analysis in Epidemiology

Master’s Thesis (50 cp)
The Master’s thesis (including preparation for the final master examination) usually takes 1 year. 50 cp are credited for an accepted master’s thesis. The topic of the thesis must have been approved by one of faculty representatives at the Swiss TPH.

Next Beginning Annually in Autumn
Appl. Deadline

30 April

Duration 18 months
No. of
Participants
20-30
Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, medicine or veterinary medicine with a minimum average degree of 5.0. Students with a BSc in a different branch will be assessed individually. Basic knowledge in epidemiology/statistics of at least 4 CP.
For students with a BSc degree but an insufficient mark, the student can alternatively pass the GRE test in the area of “Quantitative Reasoning” provided the result is in the top 35 %.

Structure The Master’s study is based on the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) co-ordinated credit point system. To obtain a "Master of Science in Epidemiology” students need 90 credit points (cp). Cps are given for successfully completed courses (pass grade). The criteria for achieving a pass grade are specific to each course, and may involve completion of assignments and/or written or oral examinations. A failed course can be repeated once. The number of given cp depends on the time of completion of the training and corresponds to the University lecture list (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) of this semester.
Evaluation The final examination is a verbal test covering the topic of the thesis, spanning over the technical literature concerning the thesis as well as the field of science connected with the thesis. It lasts 60 minutes.
Coordinator

Prof. Reto Brun, (Master in Epidemiology)
Email: reto.brun@unibas.ch

Course fee CHF 700.- per semester
For further
information

Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 89
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06
Email: courses-tph@unibas.ch
Internet: http://www.swisstph.ch/en/teaching/msc-in-epidemiology.html

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Course Title Health systems and services in international comparison
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Management: Health System Management
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Language English
Degree, Credits 1.5 MPH-Credits or 1.5 ECTS-Credits - in field 2Wahlkurs according the MPH-Programm: http://www.public-health-edu.ch/masprogramm
Location Swiss Tropical and Public Fealth Institute Basel, Switzerland
Objectives/
Content

Based on the WHO framework from 2000 (and updated in 2007) on health systems performance, this module allows participants to review, discuss and analyse selected health policy issues in Switzerland, also in comparison to Europe, Africa and Asia.
Upon completing the course, the participant should:
— understand the performance framework of health systems and the main conceptual elements of this framework
— be able to critically review and apply the performance framework for 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 examples

The course is divided into two main components:
(1) An introduction to the performance framework of health systems and the main elements of this framework
(2) Five case studies on the main elements of the performance framework applied to the Swiss context:
— stewardship/governance; — health information and evidence for decision-making;
— organization and provision of services, resource planning, allocation and decentralization;
— financing and payment; — quality management systems
More specifically, new concepts of governance and comprehensive health information systems as an integral source of evidence for decision-making will be introduced and their relevance for Switzerland will be discussed. Health care institutions, providers and related managerial functions, including quality management systems, will be presented. Health care financing and payment reforms in Switzerland and elsewhere will be addressed in the context of the overall performance of health systems.

Next Beginning 30 August - 2 September 2011
Appl. Deadline

30 June 2011

Duration 3 days
Requirements

— Advanced course in the new curriculum (compulsory) and in the former curriculum (optional)
— Public health specialists, medical doctors, economists, epidemiologists and social scientists interested in health system and service planning and management
required are:
— «Gesundheitsrecht» (B301.30); — «Gesundheitspolitik» (B302.30),
— «Gesundheitsökonomie» (B303.30)

Teaching staff Dr. Gaudenz Silberschmidt, BAG; Prof. Dr. Don de Savigny, Swiss Tropical Institute; Dr. Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Swiss Tropical Institute
Coordinator

PD Dr. Kaspar Wyss, PhD, MPH, MSc, Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), Basel

Course fee Fr. 1'150.00
For further
information
Tel: +44 (0)634 46 51
Fax: +44 (0)634 49 62
Email: mph@ifspm.uzh.ch
Internet: Click here
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Course Title Umwelt und Gesundheit
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Language Deutsch
Degree, Credits 2 ECTS-Kreditpunkte
Location Universität Basel, Basel
Objectives/
Content

Ziel: In diesem Kurs bearbeiten Sie komplexe Problemstellungen aus dem Themenbereich Umwelt und Gesundheit aus der Public-Health-Perspektive und setzen sich mit den besonderen Schwierigkeiten bei der Entwicklung von entsprechenden Forschungsprojekten und Interventionen 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 und ökonomischen Auswirkungen für die Gesellschaft
* diskutieren und erfahren Sie, wie Sie sich als Public-Health-Experten hinsichtlich der Prävention oder Begrenzung von gesundheitlichen Umweltschäden einbringen können.

Next Beginning 9. bis 11. Mai und 30. bis 31. Mai 2011
Appl. Deadline

9. März 2011

Duration 5 Tage
Requirements

vorausgesetzt wird:
* «Bevölkerungsbezogene Daten und epidemiologische Studien verstehen» (B101.20)
* «Konzepte, Methoden und Anwendungen der deskriptiven und analytischen Epidemiologie» (B102.30)
* «Biostatistik I» (B106.20)
* «Grundlagen der Gesundheitswissenschaft und Sozialepidemiologie» (B201.20)
* «Forschungsmethoden in Public Health» (B202.20) oder «Social Science Research Methods in Public Health» (B202.30)
* «Gesundheitsrecht» (B301.30)
* «Gesundheitsökonomie» (B303.30)

Evaluation Schriftliche Hausarbeit in der Zeit zwischen den beiden Modulblöcken
Coordinator

Prof. Dr. med. Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer, Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut,
Prof. Dr. Martin Röösli, Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut, Basel

Course fee Fr. 1'500.-
For further
information
Koordinationsstelle des Interuniversitären Weiterbildungsprogramms Public Health
ISPM der Universität Zürich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich
Tel: + 41 (0)44 634 46 51
Fax: +41 (0)44 634 49 62
Email: mph@ifspm.uzh.ch
Internet: Click here
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Course Title Medicines and Society
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Essential Drugs and Medicine
Language Deutsch
Degree, Credits 2. ECTS-Kreditpunkte
Location Universität Basel, Basel
Objectives/
Content

Goal: This course is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of the mechanisms of drug development, the contribution of pharmaceuticals to health care, and their importance for society at large. The roles of national and international key players (pharmaceutical industry; regulatory authorities such as the Food and Drug Administration (USA), European Medicines Agency (EU), Swissmedic; reimbursement authorities such as the Federal Office of Public Health and Eidgenössische Arzneimittelkomission; health insurance companies; non-governmental organisations; and WHO) will be assessed. Conceptual frameworks and processes in the development, assessment, regulation, pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals, and their implications for public health will be examined. We will highlight the diverse roles of public health experts and their contributions to complex drug development and negotiation processes.

Next Beginning 31 October - 4 November 2011
Appl. Deadline

31 August 2011

Duration 5 Tage
Participants' Profile

# Basic course in the new curriculum (optional)
# Public health professionals
# Physicians and scientists interested in the role of medicines
# Allied health professionals

Requirements course participants would benefit most if they already have a basic understanding of epidemiology, health promotion and sociology.
Evaluation Written exam at the end of the course
Coordinator

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas D. Szucs, Institut für Pharmazeutische Medizin der Universität Basel
PD Dr. Matthias Schwenkglenks, Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin der Universität Zürich und Institut für Pharmazeutische Medizin der Universität Basel

Course fee CHF 1'500.-
For further
information
Koordinationsstelle des Interuniversitären Weiterbildungsprogramms Public Health
ISPM der Universität Zürich, Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich
Tel: + 41 (0)44 634 46 51
Fax: +41 (0)44 634 49 62
Email: mph@ifspm.uzh.ch
Internet: Click here
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Course Title Bayesian Disease Mapping in Epidemiology and Public Health
Institution Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Language English
Degree, Credits

Within the Master of Advanced Studies in International Health (MIH) curriculum of TropEd candidates will receive 3,0 credit points for this Advanced Course.

Location Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Objectives/
Content

This 2-week course will provide a comprehensive introduction to Bayesian spatial modeling in public health and epidemiology. Participants will be introduced to the basics of Bayesian modeling and computation and they will learn how to model areal and geostatistical data for identifying significant covariates and for geographical prediction and mapping of a range of
health-related outcomes. Participants will be also introduced in remote sensing (RS) and geographical information systems (GIS) in order to extract environmental predictors from satellite sources, process satellite data and map raw data as well as modelbased predictions. The course will involve theory and computer practical exercises in R, Openbugs, IDRISI, and OpenGIS.

Next Beginning 8 - 19 August 2011
Duration 2 weeks
No. of
Participants
The number of participants is limited to 30
Participants'
Profile

The course is intended for researchers working in the field of epidemiology and public health, statisticians, geographers and planners who deal with spatial data. Some statistical/epidemiological background would be beneficial but is not essential.

Structure The course includes lectures in statistical modelling from the classical and Bayesian viewpoint, Bayesian spatial modelling, Bayesian computation and inferences including Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation methods. Lectures will be accompanied by practical exercises in Stata and Winbugs. In addition, participants will get basic knowledge on GIS and RS to allow them extract, process and display geo-reference information. Towards the end of the course the participants will be divided in small groups and work on data analysis projects that cover all topics included in the course.
Coordinator Penelope Vounatsou, PhD
Course Fee The total course fee is CHF 2’300.- and must be paid 4 weeks before the start of the course. For students enrolled in the tropEd programme at any tropEd partner institution the course fee is CHF 2’000.00. This sum includes the registration fee (CHF 100.00) which is due at the moment of acceptance.
For further
information

Please contact the Course-Secretariat, Swiss TPH, P.O. Box, CH - 4002 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)61 284 82 34
Fax: +41 (0)61 284 81 06,
E-mail: courses-tph@unibas.ch
Internet: Click here or Click here for PDF

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