Public and Global Health Short Courses for Health Professionals and Leaders

Our short courses offer the opportunity to study specialist topics in a wide range of areas of public and global health. Designed for health professionals, scientists, researchers and public health specialists, the short courses are practical, focused and self-contained.

Our specialised short courses cover a range of global and public health topics such as migration and health, health in detention, malaria, international cooperation and global health.

Diversify your historical perspective by learning about the Global South and theories, financing solutions, and technologies from Africa that can be used to uplift health systems across the world.

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Online 5 weeks  


Enhance your capacity and expertise in malaria control and research to effectively address and manage malaria issues.

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Bagamoyo and Zanzibar, Tanzania 4 weeks  


Gain the information, methods and tools you need to analyse and address health and human rights issues affecting people in detention.

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Allschwil, Switzerland 1 week  


Gain an understanding of global health and health systems in different geographical and socio-political contexts.

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Allschwil, Switzerland 4 weeks  


Prepare to work in healthcare in a global context by gaining an understanding of socio-cultural, cultural-geographical and environmental interrelationships.

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Allschwil, Switzerland 4 weeks  


Gain a comprehensive overview of migration health trends and an in-depth understanding of migration-related health issues and healthcare challenges in host countries.

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Hybrid: Allschwil, Switzerland and online 1 week  


Swiss TPH offers a series of modules on environment and health, health systems, statistical methods and translating new evidence into public health action.

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Basel 2-5 days  


Gain the theoretical foundations and practical methods needed to plan and implement integrated approaches to healthcare.

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Online 6 weeks  

Discover approaches and advances in our fight against the malaria mosquito using Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM).

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Online 3 weeks  

Explore how to meet the challenges of conducting effective transdisciplinary research and gain insights into a variety of case studies from different fields as you learn from the experiences of peers and experts.

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Online 6 weeks  

Enhance your public health knowledge in a dynamic learning environment, exploring diverse topics such as health systems, policy, economics, management, and communication to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

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Hybrid: Lugano, Switzerland and online 1 week  


At Swiss TPH, we offer high quality short courses in public health and global health that cater to the evolving needs of global health and management professionals. Our unique approach combines research, education and services.

Here are some reasons why Swiss TPH should be your first choice for continuing education:

Long-Standing Expertise in Specialised Fields

Swiss TPH is renowned for its research, education and services in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Benefit from Swiss TPH's long-standing expertise and experience in the field of infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health, and health systems and interventions and in preparing people to work in resource-limited settings.

Expert Faculty

In the courses, you will meet our internationally renowned, well-connected specialists who will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and practice. Swiss TPH draws on experts from within and outside the institute through the collaboration with our partner organisations.

Apply via the online application form, submit the required documents and meet the programme-specific criteria. Eligibility includes holding a relevant degree or equivalent experience and, depending on the programme, a sufficient level of English language proficiency.

Please refer to the individual course pages for application deadlines and accept your Swiss TPH offer within the specified timeframe, possibly paying a deposit to secure your place. Follow the process carefully and meet the requirements to begin your educational journey at Swiss TPH.

Frequently Asked Questions about Our Public and Global Health Short Courses

A certificate of attendance is issued upon successful completion of the course. 

After registering, you will receive an invoice which must be paid before the course starts. Payment is possible by bank transfer. 

There are a very limited number of scholarships available, and only for specific programmes such as Health Care Management (DAS HCM) or the course on Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sudan. Scholarships are reserved exclusively for participants from resource-limited countries who work or wish to work in primary health care/public health or district health services.

The courses take 1-4 weeks on average. Please refer to the individual course pages for more details.

Our team will be happy to assist you with questions about the visa application process, travel and affordable accommodation near the institute. Please contact us by email at

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Public and Global Health Short Courses. Contact us by email at or by phone on +41 (0)61 284 82 80. We are here to help you find the right course for you.