Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and ManagementFrom 26 to 31 August 2013 – Lugano (Ticino, Switzerland)Swiss School of Public Health+ | Università della Svizzera italiana | Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
LIST OF SHORT COURSES (3 days) – From 26 to 28 and from 29 to 31 August 2013N° COURSE TEACHER3-DAY COURSES (26-28 AUGUST 2013)6. Climate Change Policiesand Health7. Non-communicableDisease Control: PublicHealth and Health CareApproaches8. Leadership ofHealthcareOrganizationCharlotte Braun-FahrländerVice-director SSPH+ and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public HealthInstitute (Swiss TPH), CHNino KünzliProfessor, Head Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH), CHKaspar WyssHead of the Health Systems Support Unit at the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public HealthInstitute (Swiss TPH), CHPascal BovetAssociate Professor, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, CHKenneth R. WhiteProfessor of Health Administration and Director of the Graduate Program in Health Administration, Virginia CommonwealthUniversity, Richmond, USA3-DAY COURSES (29-31 AUGUST 2013)9. Use of OutcomeClassification forProject and StrategyDevelopment10. mHealth: MobileCommunication forPublic HealthBrenda SpencerPD, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, CHSuzanne SuggsAssistant Professor at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, CH
ABSTRACTSSummer Schoolin Public Health Policy,Economicsand Management1-WEEK COURSES (6-DAY COURSES)1 Public Mental Health: Evaluations of Programmes and PoliciesProf. Martin Knapp, Prof. Emiliano AlbaneseThe first part of the course will identify the main policy issues in the mental health field, and discuss their implicationsfor evaluation. The course will then set out the aims of and broad approaches to the evaluation of mentalhealth programs, focusing specifically on economic approaches to evaluation and mental health policy and practice.Areas to be covered in the second part of the course include research methods in mental health and psychiatricepidemiology, fundamentals in public mental health (concepts; impact and interventions), the design of mentalhealth policy, plans and programs as well as the organization of mental health systems.2 Governance and Management of Comprehensive Health Networks Based on a Population ApproachProf. Denis Roy, Prof. Eric LitvakWith numerous strong trends threatening the viability of health systems implemented in the 20th century, we needto find new methods of operation. The problem is not lack of knowledge, technologies or resources. What we arelacking is the collective ability to apply that knowledge for the greater benefit of the population. The concept of“population-accountable health networks” offers an answer. This general, integrated approach proposes key elementsthat we believe should form the basis of contemporary health systems, defined here as complex systems withthe ability to adapt and reinvent themselves provided they are given the tools to do so. This means new requirementsfor managing healthcare organizations as well as for governing the larger systems of which they are a part. Buildingfrom lectures, examples, discussions and up to date readings, the seminar will enable participants to acquire acomprehensive view of the concepts pertinent to the modernization of the management and governance in health.3 Planning of Health Systems with Limited ResourcesProf. Don de Savigny, Prof. Marcel Tanner, Bernadette PeterhansThe course will engage participants in the latest tools and methods for assessing population health needs, establishinghealth intervention priorities, and allocating health resources in a context of highly limited resources.The course work will be illustrated with examples, case studies, good practices, and lessons learned from theSwiss Tropical & Public Health Institute’s experience in developing and transition countries.Participants will be provided with an USB memory stick with all course literature, references, videos, software andsimulation results.
4 Methodology and Practical Application of Economic Evaluation and HTA in Health CareProf. Bernard Burnand, Prof. Finn Børlum Kristensen, Prof. Mike Drummond, Marco BarbieriFirst partThe course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the concepts, methods, and application of healthtechnology assessment.Specific topics covered include: 1) Concepts: What is heath technology? The multidisciplinary nature of HTA: contributingsciences. The link between policy and HTA. Role and place of evidence-based healthcare in healthcaresystems. 2) Methods: An overview of HTA methods – divided into main components: Evidence-based healthcare,general and clinical epidemiology, critical appraisal of clinical literature, systematic reviews - principles and pitfalls,benefit / risk assessment and considerations, grading evidence, role and place of quantitative and qualitative assessmentsassessing organisational, patient and social aspects of technology application in healthcare, economicevaluation as part of HTA. 3) Application: using HTA in different contexts and jurisdictions, cross-border collaborationin HTA, Stakeholder involvement and successful HTA interaction with healthcare policy and decision making.Examples and case studies are used to illustrate the main points and considerable emphasis is placed on learningthrough group work and exercises.Second partThe course is designed as an introduction to the concepts, methods, and application of economic evaluation inhealth care. Specific topics that will be covered include: an overview of economic evaluation methods, cost andbenefit estimation, economic evaluation using patient-level data, economic evaluation using decision-analytic modelling,and using economic evaluation in healthcare decision-making. Numerous examples and case studies are usedto illustrate the main points and considerable emphasis is placed on learning through group work and exercises.There will be ample opportunity for students to discuss any issues or problems they have already encountered in thefield of economic evaluation. The course will be of particular benefit to those working in the health care sector whohave a need to present a case for funding or reimbursement of particular health care treatments or programs.5 Strategic ManagementProf. Bernhard Güntert, Dr. Axel HoffmannConcepts of strategic management, analysis of the environment of healthcare organizations, analysis of thehealthcare industry and of health policies, analysis of the own (healthcare) organization, SWOT analysis, strategydevelopment, strategic planning tools, strategic project management, setting up a monitoring and evaluationplan, from planning to action, changing healthcare organizations according to the strategic needs.
PLENARY SESSIONS 2013 – From 26 to 31 August 2013Summer Schoolin Public Health Policy,Economicsand ManagementDATE TIME26.8.2013 9.00-10.30 The Future of Development Cooperation and Global HealthChair: Axel Hoffmann (Head of Teaching and Training Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute)Speakers: to be defined27.8.2013 9.00-10.30 Global Prevalence of Dementia: Can the Ticking Bomb be Disarmed?Chair: Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer (Vice-director SSPH+ and Professor, Department ofEpidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute)Speakers: Emiliano Albanese (National Institute on Aging/National Institute of Health Laboratoryof Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, Bethesda, USA) and Nino Künzli (Professor, HeadDepartment of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute)28.8.2013 9.00-10.30 Does HTA Really Improve Transparency of Costs and Benefits of Medical Options?Chair: Luca Crivelli (Vice-director SSPH+ and Professor, Università della Svizzera italiana)Speakers: Urs Brügger (Director of the Winterthur Institute of Health Economics),Bernard Burnand (Head, Health Care Evaluation Unit, IUMSP and Director of CepiC (ClinicalEpidemiology Centre, Hospices/CHUV) and Peter Suter (Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences andSwiss Medical Board)
PLENARY SESSIONS 2013 – From 26 to 31 August 2013DATETIME29.8.2013 9.00-10.30 Nutrition and Sustainable Food ProductionChair: Fred Paccaud (Director of the Institute of social and preventive medicine, University of Lausanne)Speakers: to be defined30.8.2013 9.00-10.30 Health Networks in Mature Health Systems Compared to Developing CountriesChair: Luca Crivelli (Vice-director SSPH+ and Professor, Università della Svizzera italiana)Speakers: Denis Roy (Associate Professor at the Social and Preventive Medicine Department, Universityof Montreal and the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Medicine Department, McGill University,Director of Information and Knowledge Management, Monteregie Local Health and Social Services NetworkDevelopment Agency) and Don de Savigny Head of the Health Systems Interventions Research Unit in theDepartment of Public Health and Epidemiology of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute31.8.2013 9.00-10.30 Health Information Systems in Societies Dominated by Chronic DiseasesChair: Fred Paccaud (Director of the Institute of social and preventive medicine, University of Lausanne)Speakers: to be definedThe plenary sessions are free of charge and open to the general publicThe complete program of the plenaries will be available soon
Summer Schoolin Public Health Policy,Economicsand ManagementORGANISERSThe courses are organised by the Foundation Swiss School of Public Healthplus (SSPH+), the Institute of Economics (IdEP) ofthe University of Lugano, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).VENUEThe courses take place at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.PARTICIPANTSCourses are intended for professionals and managers of health administrations, hospitals and other services andfacilities within the health sector, policy-makers and any student registered with one of the continuous educationprograms coordinated and supported by the SSPH+.ECTS AND CERTIFICATESEach 6 day course is assigned a credit value of 2 ECTS; each 3 day course is assigned a credit value of 1 ECTS.Those who participate actively and pass the final assessment are awarded a certificate of success.The Summer School’s ECTS have so far been recognised by the following SSPH+ programs:– MAS Arbeit + Gesundheit / Santé au Travail (ETH Zurich, Universities of Lausanne and Zurich)– MAS en santé publique (University of Geneva)– MAS en économie sciences et organization de la santé (Mas-Santé, University of Lausanne)– Master of Public Health (Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich)– MAS in Versicherungsmedizin (University of Basel)– Net-MEGS, MAS in economia e gestione sanitaria e sociosanitaria (University of Lugano)– MAS en droit de la santé (University of Neuchâtel)– Master of Business Administration in International Health Management (Swiss TPH)– Master in International Health (Swiss TPH)A certificate of attendance will be issued to any registered student who has regularly attended lectures and seminars.
Summer Schoolin Public Health Policy,Economicsand ManagementCOURSE VENUEUniversità dellaSvizzera ItalianaVia G. Buffi 13CH-6904 Lugano(Switzerland)ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICEIstituto IdEPUniversità dellaSvizzera italianaVia G. Buffi 13CH-6900 Lugano(Switzerland)COURSE STRUCTURE1-week courses will be held from Monday to Saturday (6 days).Short courses of 3 days will take place either from Monday toWednesday or from Thursday to Saturday.Moreover, keynote speeches and panel sessions will be offeredevery morning.COURSE LANGUAGECourses are held in English.COURSE FEE(including tuition, all teaching material and lunch, excludingtravel, dinner and accommodation)1-week courses (6 days):– Regular participants 1’500 CHF– Students enrolled in SSPH+ programs 1’200 CHFShort courses (3 days):– Regular participants 800 CHF– Students enrolled in SSPH+ programs 650 CHFParticipants who choose to register for two short courses willbenefit from a discount of 100 CHF.INFORMATION AND CONTACTFor further information and full description of each courseplease visit www.ssphplus.ch/summerschool orcontact firstname.lastname@example.orgREGISTRATIONRegistration is online atwww.ssphplus.ch/summerschool from March 1st, 2013.Closing date for registration: 15 July 2013.Phone +41 58 666 47 83Fax +41 58 666 47 email@example.com website: www.usi.ch website: www.swisstph.chwebsite: www.ssphplus.ch