The structured PhD program in Health Sciences exists since 2010.

Since then the interdisciplinary PhD colloquium in Health Sciences, the lecture series with different topics and biannual evaluations were established. As we grew successfully and as we have currently more than 30 PhD students, we extended our courses and workshops in "methods”, "disciplinary perspectives in Health Sciences” and "comprehensive understanding of health and functioning”. Beyond that we started a more specific PhD research seminar in Health Sciences with a focus on Health Economics and Health Behavior. We also newly offer an own course program for the cohort of the PhD students working for the research project “Swiss Learning Health System” (Leading House: University of Lucerne in cooperation with 6 other universities and applied universities).

Our English program offers an interdisciplinary, structured learning environment for PhD students and we also welcome PhDs and Post-Docs from other disciplines.

Coordinator: Thomas Brinkel

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course overview

Courses Fall Semester 2019

Lecture Series Fall 2019 - Rehabilitation and Healthy Ageing

September 25, 2019 - Rehabilitation 2037
Prof. Micheal L. Boninger
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, University of Pittsburgh

November 13, 2019 - Is integrated care for older people attainable in Switzerland?
Prof. Emiliano Albanese
Full Professor, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana

Flyer Lecture Series Fall 2019

Doctoral Colloquium Health Sciences and Health Policy Fall 2019

Dates: 16.10.19 / 30.10.19 / 13.11.19 / 20.11.19
Time: 16.15 -17.45 hrs
Room: 3.B58

Research Seminar in Health Sciences - Fall 2019

23.09.19 / 14.00 - 16.00 hrs / room HS14

30.09.19 / 07.10.19 / 21.10.19 / 28.10.19 / 04.11.19 / 18.11.19 / 25.11.19 / 09.12.19 / 16.12.19
14.00 -16.00 hrs / room 3.B58

course program

PhD Workshop: Applying implementation research to developing learning health systems

Prof. Anne Sales
Prof. Department of Learning Health Sciences
School of Medicine, University of Michigan
Research Scientist at the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbour Healthcare System

Wednesday, November 20, 10 am to 5 pm, room 4.A05
Thursday, November 21, 9 am to 12 room 4.A05 / 12.00 to 4 pm room 4.B55
Friday, November 22, 9 am to 4 pm, room 4.B54

Course description

PhD Workshop: Data Preparation and Visual Analysis with R, December 2, 2019 and January 13, 2020

Dr. Bernd Fellinghauer und Dr. Carolina Fellinghauer

Monday, December 2, 9-12 room 4.B51 / 12.00-16.00 hrs HS 13
Monday, January 13, 9 am to 4 pm, room HS 2

Course description

PhD Assembly Health Sciences: Research Data Management & Open Access for Health Sciences, December 4, 2019

PhD Assembly Health Sciences

On Wednesday, December 4 the assembly day is dedicated specifically to all our PhD students. We will have a focus on the very relevant topic of research data management and open access, offered by our librarian experts from the ZHB with enough space for discussions of practical issues. A second focus will give a first insight into the new PhD regulations and practical recommendations to step over into the new department Health Sciences and Medicine and to finish the transition phase. To make the assembly day perfect we will offer some social activities.

Internal Event – only for PhD students in Health Sciences!

December, 4, 2019
08.30 until approx. 17.00 hrs including Lunch
room: 4.A05 08.30 - 16.00 hrs / 4.B01 16.00 - 18.00 hrs

Course Description Research Data Management & Open Access for Health Sciences

PhD Workshop: Empirical Policy Evaluation in Health, January 27-31, 2020

Maarten Lindeboom / Bas van der Klaauw

January 27-31, 2020

Course Description