Germany, Bayreuth

Public Health & Global Change

when 30 June 2019 - 13 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 850

Week 1 - Public Health Surveillance and Applications

The course should prepare students by increasing their knowledge in:
- The relationship between public health policy and public health surveillance
- Characteristics and function of public health surveillance – infectious diseases, injury, chronic diseases, risk factors and behaviors, environmental
- Epidemiological methods used in public health surveillance
- Applications of public health surveillance –monitoring of health events, policy making, detection of outbreaks/epidemics, preventive and control actions

The course should increase student’s skills in:
- Public health surveillance data collection and quality
- The analyses of trends and patterns in the occurrence of health events
- Outbreak investigation
- Cluster investigation
- Public health program development
- Evaluation of public health programs
- Evaluation of public health surveillance systems

Week 2 - Global Change

This part of the course should prepare students by increasing their knowledge in:
- Understanding ecosystem and human health.
- Addressing the ecological determinants of health.
- Understanding the influences of global climate change on human health.
- Identifying the relationship between extreme weather events and infectious disease emergence.
- Understanding the effect of global change on health finance.

This part of the course should increase student’s skills in:
- Digital surveillance and reporting of infectious disease events.
- Digital surveillance and reporting of disease vectors in vector-borne disease systems.
- Analyses of Global change and health connections.
- Ecological modeling for disease forecast studies.
- Modeling the impact of climate change on infectious disease occurrence.
- Modeling the distributional potential of different components of transmission cycle in vector-borne disease systems.

Target group

The programme is open to students and professionals from all disciplines, although the course will focus on Public Health & Global Change.

Fee info

EUR 850: Early Bird Rate
EUR 950: Regular Rate


Students from partner universities may qualify for reduced tuition fees or a tuition fee waiver.