Education and Training at Swiss TPH

Swiss TPH provides a unique learning experience in a wide range of topics, including international health, epidemiology, public health, infection biology, clinical practice, insurance medicine and management. Three distinct but complementary teaching levels train students from all over the world in these topics. Swiss TPH's offerings include undergraduate and master opportunities, as well as doctoral and PhD programmes in association with the University of Basel. At the postgraduate level, a range of professional certificates (CAS), diplomas (DAS) and master (MAS) programmes can be completed at Swiss TPH.

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The Benefit of Experience

Education and training has been a cornerstone of Swiss TPH since its creation in 1943. The experiences accumulated since the first general tropical course offered in 1943 have helped us to create a meaningful and well-established teaching portfolio. With our long-standing experience in interfaculty PhD education, Swiss TPH is a key partner in developing the Graduate School of Health Sciences at the University of Basel.

Using Research and Services to Shape Education

Swiss TPH’s unique combination of research, services and education shapes the course curricula and provides participants with a multi-disciplinary view of the complex interactions between health, diseases and health systems. Novel contributions to science are introduced and applied immediately in class or through blended learning methods.

Mutual Learning and Networks

Mutual learning is a core principle of Swiss TPH. The professional postgraduate programmes offer particularly lively platforms for exchanging experiences due to the diversity of participants and their professional backgrounds. Swiss TPH engages in joint programmes with global organisations, as well as in national and international education networks, such as the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) and tropEd, the worldwide network for education in international health.

The Oldest University in Switzerland

Swiss TPH is an associated institute of the University of Basel, the oldest university in Switzerland, which is internationally known for outstanding achievements in research and teaching, particularly in life sciences. The close cooperation between Swiss TPH and the university enriches the curricula and offers additional educational possibilities. The University of Basel provides the official accreditation for all Swiss TPH programmes and courses.

Teaching Structure

Consistent with Swiss TPH’s philosophy, programmes and courses cover topics at various levels (locally, nationally and internationally) and in multiple contexts – from bench-to-bedside and through to the communities and environments in which people live. The philosophy is reflected in three distinct but complementary teaching levels. Swiss TPH offers undergraduate and master opportunities, as well as doctoral and PhD programmes in association with the University of Basel. At the postgraduate level, Swiss TPH provides a range of professional certificates (CAS), diplomas (DAS) and master (MAS) programmes.