Teaching undergraduate

Faculty of Medicine Basel

ceb is responsible for the teaching of clinical epidemiology and the principles of evidence-based medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel. Ceb contributes to the interdisciplinary tuition in every academic year. There is a tight collaboration with the teachers from the Institute of Social- and Preventive Medicine and Psychosomatic Medicine at the University of Basel. We teach the following units:

1. Jahr Bachelor: Themenblock "Körper, Subjekt, Umwelt" und Public Health (Vorlesungen und Seminar).

2. Jahr Bachelor: Basiskompetenz "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" (Vorlesungen und Seminare zum Grundverständnis medizinischer Forschung im Labor, zusammen mit Patienten und im Bevölkerungskontext (public health)).

3. Jahr Bachelor :Themenblock "Patienten und Evidenz orientierte Medizin (POEM)" (Koordination, Vorlesungen, Seminare zum kritischen Literaturstudium, EBM-Lab).

2. Jahr Master: Seminar Public Health (kritisches Literaturstudium Diagnostik)

3. Jahr Master: Wissenschaftsmonat (Vorlesung zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten in Klinischer Forschung und Methodikberatung in Kleingruppenseminaren), Themenblock "Vom Symptom zur Diagnose".

EBM Teaching Tools

Ceb has participated in the development of standard teaching books and web-based tools for evidence-based medicine

Continuing education

ceb is offering presentations and seminars with invited and own speakers covering methodological or 'hot' topics in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and health care research.

Research platform: takes place on thursdays at approx. 13.15-14.00 in the ceb meeting room. The exact dates are listed on the separate document.

ceb coordinates the program of the Basel Biometric Section.

ceb provides courses in evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal skills within Medart Basel, the most comprehensive continuing education congress for specialists in internal medicine and primary care physicians in Switzerland.

Teaching postgraduate

ceb provides training in clinical epidemiology and research methodology at the University of Basel:


ceb is an accredited institution (level A) by the Swiss Institute for postgraduate and continued medical education (SWIF) and is offering training for receiving a postgraduate degree in Prevention and Public Health.

For further information please check the German version of our homepage.

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PhD Programs

PhD Clinical Research / Epidemiology

Possible PhD Programs

  • PhD Program in Clinical Research (also MD-PhD possible):
    Department Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel (Requirements)
  • Interfaculty PhD Program in Epidemiology:
    Faculty of Science of the University of Basel (PhD_Reglement_Epidemiology)

For both programs the following rules apply:

  • Applications must be approved by the commission of the respective faculty
  • Completion of a thesis based on at least 3 to 5 peer-reviewed publications
  • Course portfolio with 12 ECTS
  • Successful final thesis defense and oral examination
  • Students register at the national PhD Program Public Health of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), which offers additional courses (SSPH_Minimal_Standards.pdf)
  • Program duration 3 years