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Short Courses / Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS)

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Short Courses - Certificates of Advanced Studies

General Administrative Information

The short courses offered by the Centre for Medicine and Society (ZMG) at University of Freiburg give participants the opportunity to update knowledge, deepen specific fields of interest or gain and amplify specific research or intervention skills on their area of profession. They are usually 5 week courses of full-time attendance from Monday to Friday at the University of Freiburg.

The Short Courses  are components of the Master of Science in Global Urban Health at University of Freiburg. After participation in one Short Course participants can extend their studies to obtain a Master of Science in Global Urban Health if they take part in the full program.

In case of entering the full Masters Program, one advanced module / CAS can be completed before participating in the core module.

Credits

Our CAS - Courses course comprises in total 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and accumulation System credits), representing approximately 250 hours of total student investment time, including contact time with lecturers, self-directed study and assessments. 1 ECTS represents 25 hours of work load.

Our Short Course comprises in total 7 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and accumulation System credits), representing approximately 175 hours of total student investment time, including contact time with lecturers, self-directed study and assessments. 1 ECTS represents 25 hours of work load.

 

 

Tuition fee and scholarships

The total fee of the 5 week course is 2500 €. The tuition fee covers coursework, printed materials etc. but does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay. If the participant withdraws from a course on a short notice, parts of up to the whole course fee will be charged. The arrangement of financial support to cover all study costs is the responsibility of the applicant. Please note that we cannot offer financial support or scholarships.

 

 

Communicable diseases & quality assured programs (Short Course)

                           

 

History can provide information about the devastating urban epidemics such as Plague, Cholera or Influenza which diminished our city populations over centuries. Are you aware of the newly emerging epidemic diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika, Swineflu as well as the continuing threat of Cholera and diarrheal diseases, particularly in the cities of warm-climate countries? What an adequate public health response in view of of the enormous transmission dynamics of communicable diseases in overcrowded living conditions? How can you set up cost-effective preventive programs, monitor and evaluate the process and outcome? In our five-week Program on Communicable Diseases and Quality Assured Programs you will learn how to deal with such major health threats. We will train professionals to use interdisciplinary approaches to explore planning and management issues in urban health with a special focus on communicable diseases. The globally experienced and interdisciplinary teaching staff brings expertise from public health, international relations, disease control, water and sanitation, and has experienced in health policy formulation, implementation, evaluation, and health systems research.

 


                         

Target Group: Health professionals, social scientists, researchers, and
policy makers involved in health policy development and health intervention
planning.
Format: Five weeks full-time attendance (Monday-Friday) in Freiburg, Germany
Dates: usually in February and March of every year
Degree: University Certificate 7 CP (ECTS)
Course fees: 2.500€ (including materials, excursion, administration fee. Living costs are not included!)

Environmental Management and control of NCD's in urban areas (Short Course)

 

 

Are you qualified to tackle the health challenges of the rapidly expanding urban populations, paralleled by the growing prevalance of lifestyle disease and the accumulation of human made pollutants in urban environments?

The five-week Program on Environmental Management and Control of NCDs in Urban Areas is designed for professionals, who wish to develop strategies to improve health conditions and health of populations living in urban areas. The focus is on environmental factors of "city life" and particularly on vulnerable population groups. Interacting with teaching staff and scientists of the University of Freiburg, as well as with practitioners and experts from external organizations (e.g. city council Freiburg, waste disposal plant, water plant, renewable energy providers as well as WHO and UNEP), participants will gain expertise from different disciplines such as public health, environmental medicine, sport sciences, geography and anthropology.
 


Target group: Health professionals, social scientist, researchers and policy makers involved in health policy development and health intervention planning
Format: Five weeks full-time attendance (Monday - Friday) in Freiburg, Germany
Date: Usually in early January and February of every year
Degree: University Certificate 7 CP (ECTS)
Course Fees: 2.500€ (Including materials, excursion, administration fee. Living costs are not included!)

Migration, violence and mental health among urban poor (CAS)

 

 

Are you qualified to deal with the specific health challenges of people living in urban areas, particularly of the poor, disadvantaged, and disintegrated population groups in lower and middle income countries? How would you deal with the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, the large number of displaced populations in Latin America and Asia, internal and external migration, brain drain and related issues?
City councils, politicians, NGOs and others are in urgent need of developing a rational approach of dealing with related problems such as the exponential growth of large cities as well as a notable increase of mental health issues. The five-week Program on Migration, Violence and Mental health among urban Poor provides an interdisciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges of migration, disintegration of families, violence, stress related conditions, mental illness such as depression and anxiety syndromes, ill health due to crowding, and other phenomena of urbanization. You will learn from both scientists and practitioners from various backgrounds: mental health care specialists, migration experts, conflict advisers, and social scientists from anthropology, international relations, and religious studies.
 
Target group: policy makers involved in urban development and health intervention planning
Format: Five weeks full-time attendance (Monday-Friday) in Freiburg, Germany
Dates: Usually middle of March to middle of April of every year
Degree: University Certificate 10 CP (ECTS)
Course fees: 2.500€ (Including materials, excursion, administration fee. Living costs are not included!)

 

Admission requirements and application process

The course is limited to 25 participants. Applications complying with the admission criteria will be accepted without a deadline. Hence the admission process follows a “first come first serve” process. Applicants will be notified of the decision of the Selection Committee as soon as possible. Accepted candidates will receive a Notice of Admission.
Our Short Courses and CAS are open to professionals in health, social sciences including economics, urban planning and others holding a higher academic degree or trained professionals with one or more years of working experience.
The medium of instruction is English. English skills fluent in written and spoken are required.
Candidates can apply by sending the completed “application form for Short Courses” as well as a curriculum vitae and a short motivation letter (half a page) to the course administration per mail.
Application form can also be found under “Downloads”.

To apply and for more information, please contact our coordinator:
 

Teaching Coordinator of Master of Science Global Urban Health Dr. Sonia Diaz-Monsalve
Centre for Medicine and Society
University of Freiburg
Phone: +49 (0) 761/203-98602
Mail: mscguh@uniklinik-freiburg.de