This five-week CAS Program is designed for professionals that wish to develop strategies to improve health conditions and health of populations living in urban areas. The focus is on environmental factors of “city life” and particularly on vulnerable population groups. Interacting with teaching staff and scientists of the University of Freiburg, as well as with practitioners and experts from external organizations (e.g. city council Freiburg, waste disposal plant, water plant, renewable energy providers as well as WHO and UNEP), participants will gain expertise from different disciplines such as public health, environmental medicine, sport sciences, geography, and anthropology.
- Interdisciplinary, international, cutting-edge learning experience
- Great head start for your career in global health
- Certificate of Advanced Studies creditable for Master's Degree in Global Urban Health
Dates / Location / Cost
|This course has already started. Future sessions are being planned.|
Institution and Location
Faculty of Medicine, Center of Medicine and Society, University of Freiburg
University of Freiburg
MSc Global Urban Health
Bismarckallee 22, Third Floor
Target Audience and Prerequisites
Health professionals, social scientists, researchers, and policy makers involved in health policy development and health intervention planning.
- proficiency in the English language
- ideally, at least one year of professional experience
Content and Learning Objectives
- Assessment and measurement of environmental risk factors and health impact: air and water pollution, noise exposure, heat (in relation to climate change), environmental modifications within urban development and local legislations, building plans as a threat or as a positive determinant to health
- Illustration of the impact of unhealthy environments and unhealthy behaviour (eating, physical inactivity) on health
- Analyses of model solutions from healthy city programmes and identification of possible mitigation and solution strategies
- Develop analytical and management skills to meet the challenges of urban health
- Identify and quantify threats to health and risk factors in urban areas
develop knowledge and skills in the field of prevention, control, programme development, monitoring and evaluation for improving urban health
- Make proactive evidence-based decisions according to the professional background
enhance independent and reflective thinking and profound interest for lifelong learning
Course Format, Certification, Quality Assurance
Präsenz / Physical Presence
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Five weeks fulltime attendance (Monday-Friday)
The CAS on “Environmental Management and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Urban Areas” is a component of the Master of Science in Global Urban Health at the University of Freiburg. After completing this CAS participants can extend their studies to obtain a Master of Science in Global Urban Health if they take part in the full program.
In case of entering the full Master’s Program, one advanced module / CAS can be completed before participating in the core module.
Dates and Deadlines
This course has already started. When new courses become available they will be added.
Additional cost information
Including materials, excursion, administration fee. Living costs are not included.
Environmental Health Management Sub-module:
- Module convener: Richard Gminski & Armin Schuster
- Lecturers: I. Nazarenko, R. Gminski, A. Schuster, M. Garcia-Käufer, C. Schultz, H. Fünfgeld, O’Sullivan, G. Peerenboom, A. Christen
- External experts: G. Alabaster (UN Habitat, Geneva), K. W. Zacher, N. Robitaille-Brown
Non-Communicable Diseases Sub-module:
- Module conveners: Eva Maintz, Gabriela Pen-Nasser
- Lecturers: R. Fuchs, D. König, U. E. Lamy, J. Lindenmeier, D. Schmid, K.O. Schwab, A. Supady,
- External experts: F. Liberatore (ZHAW School of Management & Law), A. Ullrich (WHO, NCDs), Steiger Stiftung (Winnenden)