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.

 

It is possible to choose and participate in courses not listed in the course catalogue.

*Core Courses refer to classes that are essential for completing the PhD regardless of the specific doctoral topic, such as articles writing, presentation, or transferable skills.

Courses taken at other Swiss universities and abroad at acknowledged universities, can be recognised if they meet the criteria mentioned here: recognition of courses and conferences

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

NOTE FOR CAS COURSE CREDITS: If you intend to follow or you are already following CAS courses, please be aware that you can either use the courses for your PhD, as part of the mandatory 18 ECTS required by the GHS PhD program or acquire the CAS diploma.
The course credits cannot be used to acquire both certificates (PhD and CAS) at the same time.
Make sure to inform the CAS office if you want to use course credits for your PhD, at the time you enroll in the CAS.

In case of questions please contact the GHS office.

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 Mandatory Requirements
 Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
 Basics of Ethics in Health Sciences Research Registration online: Basics of Ethics in Health Sciences Research - Universität Bern (zuw.me)

In case of limited capacity, priority will be given to students who are close to their defense.

 

May 16-17, 2024


 

 1.0  GHS
 GHS Symposium:
 Poster presentation / Oral Presentation

Symposium
November 22-23, 2023
 1.0  GHS
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Core Courses
Additional Information Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Presenting with Confidence CTS/KSL 425946

max. 16 participants

Next course to be announced for 2022.

Register via KSL for waiting list.

 0.5 Claudia Winfield, David Levine
Core courses offered by SSPH+ (gebührenpflichtig / subject to charges) SSPH+

Please check if the courses meet the GHS course recognition requirements, e.g. active participation.  

Several dates in 2023 (check link) SSPH+ (please see specific registration guidelines: :  https://ssphplus.ch/en/graduate-campus/
Core courses offered by the Transferable Skills Program Transferable Skills Program Several dates in 2023 (check link) Transferable Skills Program
Core courses offered by the Public Health Sciences Program Public Health Sciences Course Program

Program information 

Keep on Writing! CTS/KSL 481825

Keep On Writing 2024 Course Flyer.pdf

 

Starting January, 2024.   1.0
GHS
Lecturer: J. Barth
Scientific Communications for PhD Students CTS/KSL 420465

Limited to 12 participants

October 4 - November 22, 2023 

Wednesdays

 2.0 S. Longnus,  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital
Scientific Writing Course Inselspital

CTS/KSL 473600

Starting August 29, 2023  2.0 Inselspital, contact: peggy.vanloo@insel.ch 
Systematic literature searching for health and biomedical scientists: clinical databases CTS/KSL 489916

Course flyer

October 22- 23, 2024
Mittelstrasse 43
Room 220 (22.10.2024)
Room 228 (23.10.2024)

0.5 Zayne Milena Roa Diaz, University Library Bern, Medical Library
Collegium generale: Was ist Gesundheit? Only in German. 

Please see the course description for program and ECTS requirements. 

Please note that the ECTS recognition as part of the GHS PhD curriculum applies only to this specific Collegium generale topic (Was ist Gesundheit, fall semester 2023). 

September 20 - December 13, 2023

3 University of Bern Collegium generale
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 Research Approaches, Tools and Applications
 Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Courses on methods and data analysis offered by the Public
Health Sciences Program
Public Health Sciences Course Program

Program information

Several dates in 2023 and 2024 (check links) Public Health Sciences Program
Courses on methods and data analysis offered by SSPH+

SSPH+

The courses will be subject to charges from January 2023.

Please check if the courses meet the GHS course recognition requirements, e.g. active participation.   

Several dates in 2023 (check link) SSPH+
Courses on methods and data analysis offered by the Transferable Skills Program Transferable Skills Program Several dates in 2023 (check link) Transferable Skills Program
An introduction to EEG: Theory and applications in clinical and social neuroscience CTS/KSL 434879 Whole days:  13.02, 14.02, 15.02, 13.03, 10.04, 01.05, 29.05.2024

 

 5.0 Dept. of Psychiatric Neurophysiology (L. Gianotti, T. König, M. Stein)
Experimental Psychology Lab: Introduction to Programming in MATLAB TBA TBA  5.0 Institute of Psychology (F.Wichmann)
Research methods CTS/KSL 485934

 

 

Wednesday from 02 August 2023 to 31 January 2024 (check dates in KSL)

1 Marialuisa Cavelti and Stefan Lerch, University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
How to Design, Plan and Perform a Research in Clinical Dentistry

 CTS/KLS: 485555

Course flyer

13, 14, 15, 16 November, 2023 2 School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern
R Bootcamp
TBA for 2022

Science IT Support
Research methods Course flyer 

CTS/KSL 489919 

Max. 15 participants 

No course fees

Wednesday 11.15 – 12.00 am, weekly, 07.02.2024 - 31.07.2024

1 Research department of the University Hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
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 Statistics  Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Statistic courses offered by the Public Health Sciences Program Public Health Sciences Course Program

Program information

Public Health Sciences Program
 Advanced statistic courses offered by SSPH+  SSPH+

The courses will be subject to charges from January 2023. 

Please check if the courses meet the GHS course recognition requirements, e.g. active participation.  

 Several dates in 2023 (check link) SSPH+
 Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics Vetsuisse Bern, VPH Institute 2 Weeks, summer  4.0 Vetsuisse / GCB
Research Methods (quantitative and qualitative research methods) CTS/KSL  454874
Autumn Semester   5.0 Institute of Sport Science (J. Schmid, M. R. Zibung, N. J. Ronkeinen) 
Admission through ILIAS
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Courses offered by Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)  Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Introduction to Python Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

October 26th, 2023 9-12h and 13h30-16h30 2 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Dive into the daily lives of individuals in real time: Introduction to the Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

Tuesday mornings: 06th of February 2024,19th of March 2024 , 26th of March 2024 1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Diffusion MR Imaging: from physics to brain networks Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

February 19 – 26, 2024. 2.5 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Introduction to Biophotonics Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

February 21 - April 24 3 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Biostatistics for non-statisticians: good practices, misuse and pitfalls Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

Session 1 – March 6, 2024: 9h30 – 13h
Session 2 – March 7, 2024: 9h30 – 13h
Session 3 – March 8, 2024: 9h30 – 13h 
1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Research methods in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

Session 1 – March 15, 2024: 13h – 17h
Session 2 – March 22, 2024: 13h – 17h
Session 3 – March, 25, 2024: 9h – 13h 
1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
CIBM translational MR neuroimaging & spectroscopy Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

April 15 - April 25 2024 4 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)

NeuroLéman Summer School on Monitoring and manipulating the affective state: new perspectives on neurotechnologies and AI tools

Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

25-31 August 2024
tba Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Introduction to Psychotherapy Research   Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

1 November - 13 December 2024 2 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
How to develop the protocol of your systematic review and register it in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO)?  Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

6 sessions on Wednesdays: 25 September and 9, 16, 23,& 30 October and 6 November 2024 1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Cours électro-mécanique Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

Module 1: 13.12.23 and 14.12.23 

Module 2: 07.02.24 and 08.02.24 

Module 3: 20.03.24 and 21.03.24 

Module 4: 29.04.24 and 30.04.24

0.5 - 2 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
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 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
General rule for ECTS accreditation after fulfillment of all requirements.
1 ECTS is equivalent to 30 hours

0.5 for half day
1.0 ECTS for 1 day onwards
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 Research Areas: Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Medical Education, Social Sciences  Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Courses offered by the Public Health Sciences Program Course program

Program information

Several dates in 2023 and 2024 Public Health Sciences Program
 Epidemiology - Book Club ISPM TBD 1.0 (without exam)
3.0 (with exam)
 ISPM. To register contact: Leonie Schreck (leonie.schreck@ispm.unibe.ch)
 Swiss Epidemiology Winter School ISPM January 15-20, 2024 See program   ISPM Winter School (course Coordinator Stefanie Kurt)
 Module der Bewegungs- und Sporttherapie bei inneren Erkrankungen Inselspital

Teaching language: German

Various schedules See additional information Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Sport- und Bewegungsmedizin
Inselspital (Catherine Marchand)
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 Colloquia, Seminar, Journal Clubs  Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Scientific Journal Club in Psychiatry  CTS/KSL 474597 06.09, 04.10, 01.11, 06.12, 10.01, 07.02, 06.03, 03.04, 01.05, 05.06.2024

10.00h - 11.00h 

1.0  UPD (Leila Tarokh, Thomas König) 
Journal Club/Seminar: Epidemiology / Critical Appraisal CTS/KSL 477755 Starting in October 17 2023  1
 CTU 
Collegium generale: Was ist Gesundheit? Only in German. 

 Please see the course description for program and ECTS requirements. 

Please note that the ECTS recognition as part of the GHS PhD curriculum applies only to this specific Collegium generale topic (Was ist Gesundheit, fall semester 2023). 

September 20 - December 13, 2023 3 University of Bern Collegium generale
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 Research Area: Neuroscience  Additional Information  Term / Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Advanced functional neuroimaging analysis CTS/KSL  481665

Course description

January 16-17, 2023  1.0 UPD, PD Dr. Yosuke Morishima

Peer Review in Neuroscience Training Course CTS/KSL: 485397

Course flyer

19/09, 26/09, 17/10 2023 1.5 UPD, Dr. Matthias Grieder
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

Please check if the courses meet the GHS course recognition requirements, e.g. active participation.

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
Sleep Science Winter School
SSWS TBA (check link)
  European Sleep Foundation
9th European Synapse Meeting ESM May 2-4, 2024 ESM Organizing Committee
Disease and repair in the CNS CTS/KSL 27340  Starting Fall 2024  1.5  MLS 
Neurogenetics (together with the University of Fribourg)  CTS/KSL 25469 Starting September 19, 2023  3.0  MLS 
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 BENEFRI Program and Neuroscience Courses  Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
BENEFRI Neuroscience Workshop 2024: "The brain: evolution and plasticity” Program

Registration

January 24-26, 2024 1.5  BENEFRI, contact: katrin.huber@unifr.ch
 Annual Meeting "Clinical Neurosciences Bern" - full day participation & 1st author presentation

Clinical Neuroscience Bern

 

September 6, 2024 (Annually)  1.0 Clinical Neuroscience Bern
Disease & Repair in the CNS KSL 27340 19th September - 19th December 2024 1.5 Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Volker Enzmann (volker.enzmann@insel.ch)
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 Colloquia and Seminars  Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
 Journal Club UPD, at least 12 sessions  UPD
Tuesday, 17:15-18.15 (several dates in 2023)
 1.0  UPD Bern, Murtenstrasse 21, Hörsaal , 4. Stock
UPD Scientific Conference 2024 Registration in KSL: 482226 


 

 

Wednesday 16:30-17.15

Start: January 11, 2024
See additional information. 
 1.5  UPD Bern, Bolligenstrasse 111, Auditorium Wölfli
 Colloquium in Cell and Developmental Biology  CTS/KSL 25847, 25848 and 25849
 Spring 1.0 or 1.5 per module  MLS 
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Courses offered by Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)  Additional Information  Term/Dates  ECTS  Offered by
Good Research Practices and Research Ethics (GRP) Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

September 19 - December 19  3 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM) Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

January 12-16 2025 tba Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
UNIL Sleep Research Day Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

January 12, 2024 1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Inborn Diseases of Metabolism Affecting Brain Development Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

April 10 - May 8 1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
Low Vision Symposium Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

25 April 2024 1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
How to identify the most suitable questionnaires and rating scales for your clinical practice or research? Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

6 sessions: 6, 13, 21 & 27 May and 3 & 10 June 2024 - Mondays (except May 21!) from 3:30 PM to 5:30PM
1 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
OptoDBS2024 Course flyer

Please confirm if the course fulfills the GHS course accreditation requirements.

June 12-14, 2024 1.5 Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)