Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation (DAS HCM)

(Core course MAS IH)

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The Diploma of Advanced Studies in “Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation” (DAS HCM) course provides international participants with the core competencies for understanding and reacting to health challenges at a world-leading institute in global and public health. Participants acquire a range of skills and knowledge needed to work as a public health professional in resource-constrained settings. With a focus on practical application and interactive training, multinational participants benefit from engaging with experts from various fields and with a diverse student body to advance their position in the health sector.

The DAS HCM can either be completed in 14 weeks on a full-time basis or in a modular way over 2-3 years. If you wish to study the DAS HCM course part-time, you must complete the Certificate of Advanced Studies in “Health Research and Interventions” (CAS HRI), which can be further subdivided into Module A: Concepts and Research Methods and Module B: Health Challenges and Responses, as well as the Certificate of Advanced Studies in “Health Systems and Management” (CAS HSM) and the final oral exam.

The DAS HCM also serves as the core course for those who wish to pursue a Master of Advanced Studies International Health (MAS IH).

Our HCM programme has been running for over 25 years with 650 participants from over 70 countries and more than 80 different professional backgrounds. Drawing on its global network and its experience in research, education and services, Swiss TPH offers a unique study environment with highly qualified experts from research and practice, an international student body and state-of-the-art teaching facilities. 

To ensure an optimal learning experience, our diploma courses in Health Care and Management use a wide range of teaching methods, from lectures and demonstrations to individual exercises, group work, laboratory placements, tutorials and field visits. The courses are designed to develop students' skills in systemic problem analysis, solution-oriented thinking and critical reflection on complex issues.

At a Glance

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“In the Swiss TPH Health Care and Management postgraduate course, I learned how factors such as the social background of a patient or environmental influences affect health. In addition, I appreciated the help that was offered in developing my own professional career.”

Yejide Okungbaye

Medical Doctor supporting victims of sexual violence in Nigeria

“Being a health worker, my passion has always been to help our community. Because of this course, I acquired an understanding of how I work as a team leader as well as a community member in our society. The social-cultural exchange with facilitators and other participants was very helpful.”

Dr. med. Zainab Mbarak

Current Physician at Mwananyamala Referral Hospital (Medical Doctor)

“Swiss TPH has equipped me with the necessary skills to actually contribute to improving health not just in my home country, Nepal, but all over the world.”

Dr. med. Rashmi Sharma

Current Project Manager at Médecins Sans Frontières (Medical Doctor)

The DAS in Health Care and Management is designed for health professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge of international public health and management. The programme is also well suited for career starters and career changers who aim to acquire the knowledge, skills and competences needed to work and lead in health management teams, particularly in low-income societies. The course is open to participants from a range of backgrounds and countries. Participants are typically health professionals (doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, veterinarians). However, participants from other disciplines (e.g. business or social sciences) also contribute to the diversity of the course.

To enrol on the DAS in Health Care and Management, candidates must have a first professional qualification, at least two years' work experience and demonstrate an adequate level of English (TOEFL paper 550/TOEFL computer 213/TOEFL internet 79 - 80/IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or university degree in English with written proof).

To apply, you must complete the online application form on our website and submit the required documents. Applications for all courses are normally accepted on a rolling basis. Except for scholarship applications, which will be considered after the application deadline.

The total course fee for the DAS HCM is CHF 8,800 (payable 6 weeks before the start of the course). If you take the DAS HCM over more than one year, the course fee will be made up of the cost of each module, resulting in CHF 9,300 or CHF 9,800.

This includes a non-refundable registration fee of CHF 500, paybale at the time of acceptance. Cancellation of participation less than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course will result in an additional fee of CHF 1,000 (DAS HCM). The course fee does not include insurance or other personal living expenses during the stay. 


A very limited number of scholarships are reserved exclusively for participants from resource-constrained countries who are working in, or wish to work in, primary health care, public health or district-level health services.

We offer two types of scholarships. Full scholarships cover course fees, travel, health insurance, accommodation and living costs in Switzerland. In addition, we offer some partial scholarships to help cover living costs in Switzerland. Partial scholarships cover travel, health insurance, accommodation and living costs in Switzerland. Please note that partial scholarships do not include the course fee, which students are responsible for paying themselves. Partial scholarships will only be paid once the full course fee has been received.

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

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