Migration and Health for People on the Move

This one-week course, conducted in close collaboration with the University Hospital Geneva (Prof. Dr. Med. Yves-Laurent Jackson) and the University Hospital of Bern (Dr. Med. Anne Jachmann), provides comprehensive coverage of migration health and promotes an in-depth understanding of this topic that becomes increasingly important for healthcare professionals of all levels. The course spectrum includes an overview on various healthcare challenges in host countries, covers general migration health conditions, addresses current trends, and provides insight with interactive exchange into specific areas of expertise relating to child health, sexual and reproductive health, and mental health.

The course is open to all interested participants involved in the field of migration health – locally, nationally and internationally – from governmental institutions to the private sector, and non-governmental organizations working with migrants. The course is based on a participatory approach aiming to bring together and foster multidisciplinary exchange between academics and clinical, cultural and human-rights experts, as well as epidemiological or public health professionals.

The course is designed in a hybrid format – making physical or digital presence possible, allowing for international participants to join and learn as well as share their experiences either on-campus in Allschwil (Basel region), Switzerland or on-line, via Zoom.


At a Glance

The course is aimed at interested participants from all levels of the health sector, scientists involved in clinical, epidemiological or public health research projects, health care providers, emergency or humanitarian aid workers, and others involved in any way with displaced persons, vulnerable communities, subpopulations with limited access to health care, and people on the move.

Candidates should apply via the online application form with the required documents.

Participants must have a basic professional qualification (e.g. bachelor's degree), at least 2 years' professional experience and be able to demonstrate an adequate level of English (TOEFL paper based 550/ TOEFL computer based 213/ TOEFL internet based 79 - 80/ IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or completed higher education in English).

Total course fee for Short Course students: CHF 1,100 (payable 4 weeks before the course starts).  For students registered as tropEd Master students at a tropEd home institution, the course fee is CHF 900.

The total course fee must be payed 4 weeks before the course start. This amount includes the registration fee of CHF 100, which is due at the time of acceptance to reserve a place. If a participant does not attend the course, the registration fee is non-refundable. Cancellations received less than 4 weeks before the start of the course are subject to a cancellation fee of CHF 300.

Health, accident and travel insurance is not covered by Swiss TPH but is highly recommended.

Scholarships are not available for this course.

In the event of an insufficient number of participants, the course may be cancelled up to 4 weeks before the start of the course. Swiss TPH is not responsible for any costs related to flight bookings, travel, etc.