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 Spring Semester 2019

Lecture Series Spring 2019 - Life and death. Topics that matter in palliative care.

Various Lecturers, Wednesdays at 6.15 pm, as from March 27 in room HS 5

Dates: 13.03.19 / 27.03.19 / 08.05.19 / 22.05.19

Please note that the lecture Series on April 10 has been cancelled.

Flyer Lecture Series Spring 2019

Poster Lecture Series Spring 2019

PhD Workshop: Introduction to Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment (HTA), June 24-28, 2019

Monday, June 24 till Friday June 28

9 am to 5 pm, room tbd

Course Program

Detailed Course Outline

PhD Workshop: Asymmetric Information, Risk and Insurance in Health Care Markets, July 3-5, 2019

Prof. Luke Connelly
Professor of Health Economics in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

July 3 - 5, 9 am to 3.15 pm, room 2.B02

Course Program

Research Seminar in Health Sciences - Spring 2019

Mondays, 14.00 - 15.00 hrs / room HS 12 (except March 21 - HS 13)

Course program

Doctoral Colloquium Health Sciences and Health Policy Spring 2019

16.15 - 18.00 hrs - room 3.B58

13.03.19 / 27.03.19 / 10.04.19 / 08.05.19 / 22.05.19

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

Maarten Lindeboom / Bas van der Klaauw

January 27-31, 2020