Language and Short Courses 2019/2020

Bayreuth International Summer School – Public Health & Global Change Public Health & Global Change

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
  • July 2020 (Registration Deadline April 30, 2020)
Target group

International undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students


Public Health Surveillance and Applications

The course should prepare students by increasing their knowledge in:

  • the relationship between public health policy and public health surveillance
  • the characteristics and function of public health surveillance – infectious diseases, injury, chronic diseases, risk factors and behaviours, environmental
  • epidemiological methods used in public health surveillance
  • applications of public health surveillance – monitoring of health events, policy making, detection of outbreaks/epidemics, preventive and control actions

The course should increase students' skills in:

  • public health surveillance data collection and quality
  • the analyses of trends and patterns in the occurrence of health events
  • outbreak investigation
  • cluster investigation
  • public health programme development
  • the evaluation of public health programmes
  • the evaluation of public health surveillance systems

Global Change

This part of the course should prepare students by increasing their knowledge in:

  • understanding the ecosystem and human health
  • addressing the ecological determinants of health
  • understanding the influences of global climate change on human health
  • identifying the relationship between extreme weather events and infectious disease emergence
  • understanding the effect of global change on health finance

This part of the course should increase students' skills in:

  • digital surveillance and reporting of infectious disease events
  • digital surveillance and reporting of disease vectors in vector-borne disease systems
  • analyses of global change and health connections
  • ecological modelling for disease forecast studies
  • modelling the impact of climate change on infectious disease occurrence
  • modelling the distributional potential of different components of the transmission cycle in vector-borne disease systems
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • July 2020 (Registration Deadline April 30, 2020)
Price only on request
Further information on dates and prices.

The course fee includes tuition fees, an excursion and meals (daily lunch + a welcome dinner & a farewell dinner). Please check our website for further information:

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
Language requirements

A very good command of the English language (preferably level B2) is a requirement for your participation in the course. Please provide proof of your language level by submitting a language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) with your application.

Submit application to

Please send your documents (completed application form, CV, brief personal statement, and proof of language skills) either in digital or printed form to:

Fax: +49 921557397

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Hostel or hotel


A daily lunch as well as a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner are included in the registration fee.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

City tours, guided visits, BBQ, film evening, excursions, etc.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

University of Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth has been ranked among the top 50 universities in the THE World University Ranking "THE Young University Ranking" in the last years! An interdisciplinary profile in study and research, innovation, and an international orientation are the guiding principles of the university, a modern campus university. The university is a centre of international research, with innovative structures characterised by their "interface philosophy".

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