Continuing education

ISPM Bern provides a wide range of postgraduate education to train students to become excellent public health researchers and to work as public health specialists.

Education leading to a PhD title is offered through ISPM and the two graduate schools Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences and Graduate School for Health Sciences as well as through the interuniversity SSPH+ PhD Program in Public Health, a joint initiative of eight Swiss Universities, including the University of Bern.

The Interuniversity Public Health Education offered in Bern, Basel and Zürich leads to one of three diplomas – MPH, DAS or CAS.

Further certificates of advanced studies are designed for researchers and physicians: CAS in Clinical Epidemiology and CAS in Leadership in Healthcare Organisations.

Public health researchers can combine advanced learning with professional networking at the Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, held each January in the ski resort Wengen.

For physicians there is the option to earn the professional title Medical Specialist in Prevention and Public Health through individualized portfolio-based learning.

People with various backgrounds can expand their knowledge of public health topics by attending ISPM’s Seminars, held monthly from September to June and featuring presentations by national and international experts.