Certificate of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research in Health Care Organisations of the University of Bern

Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effect of medications, medical devices, diagnostic tests or procedures and treatment regimens used in humans and patients. In the «CAS in Clinical Research in Health Care Organisations» you’ll learn to plan and conduct clinical research projects and communicate their results.

Clinical research also covers how to make prognostic assessments, to develop and validate prognostic models and to assess how reliable diagnostic procedures or tests are, for example in terms of sensitivity and specificity. Furthermore, conducting systematic reviews of multiple studies and the meta-analyses of their results will also be covered.

Clinical research uses epidemiological and biostatistical methods to analyze and interpret data. The CAS also covers how to use a statistical software for study planning and data analysis. The ultimate aim is to draw reasonable and appropriate conclusions from clinical studies while acknowledging methodological limitations and statistical uncertainty.

Strengthening clinical research

The course modules are organized by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in close collaboration with other institutes conducting clinical research at the University of Bern, the Inselspital and with the Clinical Trials Unit.

Structure of the CAS

The CAS comprises approximately 10 course modules which require around 350-450 hours of work, leading to the acquisition of 15 ECTS points.

Are you interested?

For more information visit www.cas-clinicalresearch.ch or write to casclinresearch@ispm.unibe.ch


Basic information

Certifications CAS in Clinical Research in Health Care Organisations, University of Bern
Structure The CAS requires attendance at approximately 10 course modules (duration 3-5 days) over 2 years.

Together with the «CAS in Leadership in Health Care Organisations» and the «CAS in Managing in Health Care Organisations» , the CAS in Clinical Research leads to the «Master of Advanced Studies in Leading Learning Medical Organisations, Universität Bern».

Number of ECTS points 15
Duration 2 years (1-3 years)
Starting Date
Start of the cohort 20/21 is 23 April 2020
Place Bern
Language of instruction English
Requirements / Prerequisites The participant should possess a Master of Science degree.
Exceptions can be approved by the study management "sur dossier".
Costs CHF 9‘600.– (payment in 3 installments possible)
Deadline 15 March 2020
Organising institution University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Registration www.cas-clinicalresearch.ch