The International Cooperation course teaches the basics of socio-cultural, cultural-geographical and ecological relations in a global context. The first two weeks of the course (block course Networked World) are aimed both at people who work primarily in Switzerland or Europe and at people who wish to prepare themselves for international cooperation in a broader sense. Both fields are confronted with topics such as culture-religion-society, intercultural communication and migration.
The second half of the course aims to provide a holistic perspective: Diversity in terms of geography, land use and agriculture, population development and mobility, resource use (water, air, energy, mineral resources) and governance. This second part of the course on the international context is particularly relevant for people preparing to work abroad, e.g. with an international aid organisation in the Global South.
The course is aimed at professionals from all sectors of the healthcare system (nursing, medicine, health promotion, prevention, etc.) and interested people from other professions who are preparing for a stay abroad or who are confronted with intercultural communication, migration and global health in their daily work.
The CAS IZGG certificate is awarded to participants who have completed the entire course and passed all four partial examinations.
Participants who only attend individual course modules or do not pass the examination will receive a certificate of attendance from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).
Attendance of all modules is recommended to ensure good preparation for an assignment in international cooperation. The main and sub-modules of the IZGG can be attended individually and independently of each other.
Enrolment takes place via the online form. Admission to the course requires a secondary or university degree or completed vocational training and two years of professional experience.
Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation and an invoice for the course fees.
Cost of the course (4 weeks): CHF 2,650.
Cost of attending a single block course (2 weeks): CHF 1,400.
A cancellation fee of CHF 500 will be charged for cancellations less than 4 weeks before the start of the course.
Insurance is the responsibility of the student.