Language and Short Courses 2018/2019

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 2019 (Registration Deadline April 30, 2019)
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
- 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
- evaluation of public health programmes
- evaluation of public health surveillance systems

Global Change

Climate changes and health: impacts of rainfall, drought, and land use on health
Case studies: Malaria, Zika, Rift Valley Fever
Work group: Developing a country or regional case study for the climate change influences on health

Major vector-borne diseases: cycle components and zoonosis
Case studies: Japanese Encephalitis, Leishmaniasis
Work group: Developing a strategic framework to examine the effect of climate change on local and regional zoonotic diseases

Modelling the impacts of climate change
- species distribution models (e.g., Maxent)
- epidemiological models (e.g., SEIR, R0 models)
Case studies: Dengue, Chikungunya, Ixodid ticks, Aedes spp., Usutu, West Nile
Work group: Modelling disease emergence in a changing climate

Economic of health and climate change
Case studies: Dengue, Chikungunya
Work group: developing a strategic research and translation plan for supporting public health preparedness and response by decision makers

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • July 2019 (Registration Deadline April 30, 2019)
Price only on request
Further information on dates and prices.

The course fee includes tuition fees, an excursion and meals (daily lunch + a welcome & 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 language proof) either in digital or printed form to:

Fax: +49 921557397

Postal mail:
Universität Bayreuth
Summer School
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth

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

Hostel or hotel


Daily lunch, 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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