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Research Concepts and Methods (CAS)

The massive impact of the ongoing Corona crisis underlines the importance of Global Health. There is an urgent need to develop evidence-based policies that protect the health, economical and social situations of even the most vulnerable populations. In this CAS you can learn how to measure and analyse health, disease, risk factors, economic issues, health services and social phenomenon. The programme trains professionals in epidemiology, statistics, qualitative research methods, and teach them the key concepts of Global Urban health, health governance and health systems. This CAS also includes an exciting excursion to Geneva where we visit leading international health organisations like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 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

DateLocation Costs
Course ID: UFR_GuH_ReCo_202109
Freiburg 5.000,00 

Institution and Location


Faculty of Medicine, Center of Medicine and Society, University of Freiburg


University of Freiburg,
MSc Global Urban Health Program
Bismarckallee 22, Third Floor
79098 Freiburg

Target Audience and Prerequisites

Target Audience

Health professionals, social scientists, researchers, and policy makers involved in health policy development and health intervention planning.


  • proficiency in reading and speaking English
  • ideally, at least one year of professional experience

Course Format, Certification, Quality Assurance

Course Format

Präsenz / Physical Presence


Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)


Twelve weeks fulltime attendance (Monday-Friday)

Creditpoints (ECTS)




Group size

25 participants



5,000 Euro

Additional cost information

Including materials, excursion, administration fee. Living costs are not included.

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