Language and Short Courses 2019/2020

Bayreuth International Summer School – Public Health & Community Health Promotion Public Health & Community Health Promotion

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2, C1
  • July 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: 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

Community Health Promotion

Part 1: Methods for prioritising interventions to improve population health using diet and physical activity case studies

After the course, you should be able to:

  • define and explain basic economic concepts, especially efficiency, opportunity cost, utility and marginal costs and benefits
  • understand the role of government in healthcare from an economic perspective
  • analyse the differences between different approaches to financing health care (market-based and government financed systems) 
  • understand the essential characteristics of economic evaluation and how it differs from other forms of health care evaluations
  • explain the basic steps in conducting an economic evaluation of a health care intervention
  • understand the need for priority setting in health
  • evaluate the role, strengths and weaknesses of economic approaches to priority setting
  • apply priority setting principles to analyse selected case studies related to obesity prevention

Part 2: Planning evidence-based community health promotion programmes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • develop a data collection instrument for assessing social determinants of health
  • identify the leading indicators of preventable morbidity & mortality
  • explain the concept of risk and protective factors in community health promotion
  • explain the levels of prevention & the socio-ecological model in public health
  • define & explain the four steps of the "Behaviour-Determinant-Intervention" (BDI) logic model framework 
  • create SMART public health goals
  • design a community-based health promotion programme using the BDI logic model
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • July 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: 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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