MAS: Master de santé publique (FR)

The Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with the Swiss School of Public Health and Promotion Santé Suisse, organises the Master of Advanced Studies in Public Health. This master, a pioneer degree in Switzerland since its first edition in 1990, is a 3-year on-the-job training programme, including 60 ECTS credits.

Since its first edition in 1990, more than 180 students from Switzerland and other countries, with different professional backgrounds (doctors, pharmacists, nurses, etc.) have through this programme become experts in public health.  Alumni include Béatrice Schaad (Communication Director, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois), Ignazio Cassis (Federal Councilor, Switzerland Government), Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin (Medical Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross), Engelbert Manga (Cooperation Officer, Ministry of Health of Cameroon) or Thomas Mattig (Director of Promotion Santé Suisse).

This programme allows students to create an international network, thanks to close collaboration with organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Committee International Red Cross (ICRC), the Geneva University Hospitals, and the Federal Office of Public Health.

During this programme, the students carry out several personal projects on the subject that interests them the most, as well as following 5 weeks of annual courses, which take place at the University of Geneva but also at our partner organisations (WHO, ICRC, etc.). In recent years, some of the topics covered included humanitarian crisis management (Ebola, etc.), social media and public health, the impact of climate change on health, human rights and health, spirituality and health, and breast cancer screening.