Course Catalog

18 ECTS credit points are necessary for the GHS PhD program. The following catalog lists suggestions for the different course categories. Upon request it is possible to choose other courses.


PhD candidates and supervisors are very welcome to suggest topics for new courses to be added to the GHS course catalog. For suggestions, please contact the Coordinator of the GHS: Dr. Tullia Padovani

Mandatory Requirements
Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Basics of Ethics in Health Sciences Research GHS

Fully booked please register for waiting list by e-mail:

11.05.-12.05.2020 1.0 GHS
GHS Symposium: Poster presentation
1.0 GHS
GHS Symposium: Oral presentation
Symposium   1.0 GHS
Core Courses
Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Clinical Investigators I: Basic GCP and clinical research training (GCP I)  CTU several dates 1.0 CTU (Clinical Trials Unit)
Clinical Investigators II: Advanced GCP and clinical research training (GCP II) CTU several dates 0.5 CTU (Clinical Trials Unit)
Core courses offered by SSPH+ (gebührenpflichtig / subject to charges) SSPH+ several dates   SSPH+ (please see specific registration guidelines:
Keep on Writing!
started in Spring 2020 1.0 J. Barth; registration:
Presenting with Confidence CTS/KSL 425946

max. 16 participants

15 – 16 April 2020 0.5 Claudia Winfield, David Levine
Project management (gebührenpflichtig / subject to charges) Medical Education February 2020 0.5 Master of Medical Education, contact:
Scientific Communications for PhD Students CTS/KSL 420465


8 April – 3 June 2020

every second Wednesday

2.0 S. Longnus (limited to 10 participants)
Scientific Writing Inselspital TBA
2.0 Inselspital, contact:
Research Approaches, Tools and Applications
Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Courses on methods and data analysis offered by SSPH+ SSPH+     SSPH+
An introduction to EEG: Theory and applications in clinical and social neuroscience CTS/KSL 434879 whole days: 11.2./12.2./13.2./26.2./25.3./22.4./27.5.2020 5.0 Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology (L. Gianotti, T. König, M. Stein)
Functional Neuroimaging in Clinical Neuroscience at 3T and 7T

cancelled, the new date will be communicated asap 1.0 Prof. Dr. Andrea Federspiel
Experimentalpsychologisches Forschungslabor: Einführung in die Programmierung mit MATLAB
5.0 Institute of Psychology (F.Wichmann)
Diagnostik I mit Übungen CTS/ KSL 425413
18.02.2020 - 04.08.2020 / 08:15-10:00, every Tuesday
5.0 Institute of Psychology (S. Troche)
Experimentalpsychologisches Forschungslabor: MATLAB für Fortgeschrittene CTS/KSL 101827 deadline registration 03.02.2020 - 07.02.2020

March 06. - May 22. / 14:00-17:45, every second Friday

5.0 Institute of Psychology (F.Wichmann)
Non-invasive brain stimulation for basic and clinical neuroscience
CTS/KSL 449712 22nd (Mon) and 23rd (Tue) of June, 2020
9:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
2.0 University Bern Psychiatric Services (UPD), contact:
Statistics Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Advanced statistic courses offered by SSPH+ SSPH+     SSPH+
Essential Medical Statistics - Book Club ISPM Wednesday or Thursday, 12.30-14.00, monthly, March - November 2020 3.0 (with exam) ISPM (information & registration: Nicole Wagenblast, with Cc to Marcel Zwahlen
Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics Vetsuisse Bern, VPH Institute 2 Weeks, summer 4.0 Vetsuisse / GCB
Quantitative Methoden CTS/KSL 7465
next curse HS2020 5.0 Institute of Sport Science (J. Schmid, M. R. Zibung)
Statistik III (multivariate Verfahren) CTS/KSL 7824 No course at the moment
3.0 (without exercises) Institute of Psychology (B. Mayer)
Active Participation at International Meetings Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
An abstract must have been accepted   Participation must be confirmed by the organizer 1.0  
Research Areas: Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Medical Education, Social Sciences Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Epidemiology - Book Club ISPM TBA 3.0 (with exam) ISPM
Epidemiology Winter School ISPM 18. - 23. January 2021 1.5 ISPM: M. Egger / M. Zwahlen
Module der Bewegungs- und Sporttherapie bei inneren Erkrankungen Inselspital various schedules   Inselspital, Präventive Kardiologie & Sportmedizin, registration: (in German only!)
Colloquia, Seminar, Journal Clubs Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Journal Club/Seminar: Landmark Papers in Epidemiology and Public Health ISPM at the moment no course planned 1.0 ISPM, information & registration:
Journal Club/Seminar: Epidemiology / Critical Appraisal CTU Nov 2019 - July 2020
CTU (S. Trelle)
Essential Medical Statistics – Book Club
«Essential Medical Statistics», by B.R. Kirwood & J.A.C. Sterne
ISPM Once per month (12:30-14:00, normally on Wednesday or Thursday), from March to November 2020 2.0 to 3.0 ISPM,
Journal Club IFK Decoding Sleep Decoding Sleep   1.0 Ursula Rudin
Journal Club: Environmental Epidemiology ISPM Thursday, 12.30-13.30, once per month 1.0  ISPM (B. Spycher), information & registration:
Research Area: Neuroscience Additional Information Term / Dates ECTS Offered by
BENESCO Lecture Series on sleep, epilepsy, consciousness and cognition Inselspital October 2019 - June 2020 2.0 Inselspital - Dept. of Neurology
Non-invasive brain stimulation for basic and clinical neuroscience KSL 449712 June 22. and 23. / 09:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00 2.0 UPD, PD. Dr. Yosuke Morishima MD, PhD
Matthias Grieder, PhD
Klinische Neuropsychologie CTS / KSL 454331 no course planned at the moment 3.0 Institute of Psychology (K. Gutbrod)
Brain Dissection Course CTS / KSL 427507 no course planned at the moment 1.0 Medical Studies (max 2-3 students, G. Herrmann)
Courses offered by Lémanic Neuroscience Doctoral School Lémanic Neuroscience Participation by request various Lémanic Neuroscience
Central Nervous System
no course planned at the moment   M. Sc. Biomedical Sciences, Prof. Dr. med. Claudio Bassetti
Multimodal Non-invasive Brain Stimulation CTS / KSL 442410 no seminar planned at the moment 1.0
Causality in the mind and in the world CTS / KSL 458785 Friday, 21.02./28.02./13.03./01.05./15.05. and Saturday, 16.05.2020 (09:00-13:00)  4.0 V. Hoffmann-Kolss, T. König, F. Mast
Neuronal Correlates of Consciousness KSL 441665 no course planned at the moment
5.0 Institute of Psychology (T. König & A. Bänninger)
Sleep Science Winter School
SSWS March 1st to March 4th 2020  1.5 European Sleep Foundation
8th European Synapse Meeting Meeting TBA   international organising committee
Workshop Working Memory & Intelligence Working Working Memory Intelligence (PDF, 5.0 MB) 13.03.2020
(deadline 15.01.2020)
1.0 Doctoral Program for Cognition, Learning and Memory
The Importance of Open Science and Research Integrity for Scientific Progress (Interfakultäre Ringvorlesung Open Science (PDF, 93KB)) KSL 458846 21.02.2020 - 20.03.2020 / 09:00-12:00, every Friday 3.0
Hörraum 120, Hauptgebäude H4
BENEFRI Program Neuroscience Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Neurobiochemistry / Neurophysiology (with exam)  BENEFRI   4.0 BENEFRI, contact:
Neuroanatomy / Neurohistology / Neuroembryology (with exam)  BENEFRI   4.0 BENEFRI, contact:
Workshop: Current Topics in Neuroscience (1 ECTS counts for Method Skills)  BENEFRI Annually in February 2.0 BENEFRI, contact:
Annual Meeting "Clinical Neurosciences Bern" full day participation & 1st author presentation   Annually in June 1.0  
Colloquia and Seminars Additional Information Term/Dates ECTS Offered by
Journal Club UPD, at least 12 sessions  UPD Tuesday, 17:00-17:45 1.0 UPD Bern, Murtenstrasse 21, Hörsaal , 4. Stock
Aktuelle Trends in der Psychiatrie, at least 12 sessions  UPD Thursday, 17:20 1.0 UPD Bern, Bolligenstrasse 111, Hörsaal