PhD Program

The interdisciplinary structured PhD program in Health Sciences started in 2010 and is embedded in the Graduate School of Lucerne (GSL). The aim of the program is to offer a highly innovative and internationally competitive research education in the field of Health Sciences including the student’s disciplinary perspective and research methods. The PhD title is awarded to doctoral students who have successfully completed all parts of the PhD program, published a significant corpus of research showing their intellectual maturity, and adequately defended their research in an oral examination. The PhD program is divided into two parts: structured teaching and research (PhD project).

Coordinator: Thomas Brinkel

Courses Fall Semester 2020

From cardiovascular disease prevention to healthy ageing: a (my) scientific journey

Prof. Dr. Oscar H. Franco, MD, PhD, FESC, FFPH
Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health
Director of ISPM
Adjunct Professor Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Adjunct Professor ErasmusMC, Rotterdam

September, 21 2020 - 6.15 pm
HS 5, University of Lucerne, Frohburgstrasse 3, Lucerne


Methods for Outcome Evaluation in the Health Sciences

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohlmann
Professor for Methods in Community Medicine from the Institute for Community Medicine, University of Greifswald, Germany

November 16, 2020 - 6.15 pm
HS 5, University of Lucerne, Frohburgstrasse 3, Lucerne


The lectures are planned to take place at the University of Lucerne. Please note that due to the current health concerns and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, we may be required to hold digital lectures (zoom).

Flyer Lecture Series Fall 2020
Poster Lecture Series Fall 2020