This summer school entitled “Health equity in chaotic times: old realities, new challenges” offers a global and systematic analysis of health equity through specific daily themes.

The school will take place in a hybrid format combining face-to-face and distance learning with zoom sessions.

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Who?
Faculty of Biology and Medecine (FBM), University of Lausanne
When?
12 – 16 September, 2022
Where?
UNIL Campus
For whom?
Doctoral and Master’s students, particularly in the fields of health and public health, social and political sciences and social work.
Doctoral and Master’s students in the faculties of Law, Economics and International relations.
Health, public health and global health professionals.
How much?
CHF 400.- (Students)
CHF 500.- (Professionals)
CHF 300.- (Online participation)
Credits?
3 ECTS, Certificate of Attendance delivered
Language?
English

Organised by Prof. Patrick Bodenmann and Kevin Morisod from the University of Lausanne, the summer school will have the pleasure to welcome the following speakers:

Teachers:
Prof. Patrick Bodenmann, University of Lausanne/Unisanté
Prof. Mauricio Avendano, University of Lausanne/Unisanté
Prof. David Napier, University College London
Dr. Anna-Maria Volkmann, University College London
Prof. Carole Claire, University of Lausanne/Unisanté
Dr Raphael Bize, Unisanté
Prof. Joachim Marti, Unisanté
Dr Kevin Morisod, University of Lausanne/Unisanté
Prof. Uršula Čebron, University of Lubjana

Guest experts:
Prof. Sir Michael Marmot, University College London/Institute of Health Equity
Dr Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, World Health Organization
Dr Véronique Grazioli, Unisanté
Dr Nicole Valentine, World Health Organization
Dr Erika Placella, DDC
Dr Erika Volkmar, Agnodice Foundation
Dr Tamara Giles-Vernick, Institut Pasteur
Dr Nelly Niwa, University of Lausanne
Dr Anne Jachmann, University of Bern

*The list is still subject to changes. The speakers will be confirmed as soon as possible

  • Doctoral and Master’s students, particularly in the fields of health and public health, social and political sciences and social work.
  • Doctoral and Master’s students in the faculties of Law, Economics and International relations.
  • Health, public health and global health professionals.

The summer school intend to:

  • Give the students the theoretical foundations of the concept of health equity;
  • Provide participants with an in-depth reflection on key health equity issues;
  • Motivate students to develop their own health equity research project;
  • Allow exchanges with influential and recognized professors of the field.

Participants will get 3 ECTS for their participation, along with a certificate of attendance

In view of the health situation and in order to encourage the participation of a greater number of people, the school will take place in a hybrid format combining face-to-face and distance learning with zoom sessions

Each day of the Summer School will address a specific theme: socio-economic determinants of health, discrimination, migration, prison and the infectious threats.

The day will be structured in such a way as to deal with each of these themes through a reading grid composed of 4 levels: academic, political, health system and society. 

3 ECTS can be earned by satisfying the following requirements:  

  • preparatory reading for the lectures;
  • mandatory attendance to all the lectures during the summer school;
  • oral presentation with visual support of 20 minutes at the end of the Summer School, on a theme dealt with during the week;
  • written production of a 6-10 pages research paper. This research paper must fall within one of the themes addressed during the Summer School. It will be handed in the month following the end of the Summer School and will be evaluated by the teaching team.
You can find here the tentative programme, regularly updated:

Summer school programme

CHF 400.- 

CHF 500.- (Professionals)

CHF 300.- (Online participation)

Tuition fees include:

  • Coffee breaks
  • An opening and closing dinner
  • A visit to low-threshold structures

Please note that accommodation is not covered by the fees.

You can apply online, by clicking on the blue button below. Your application should include:

  1. A CV, with your academic records
  2. A motivation letter

When your application is complete, please click the checkbox under “Application status” on the course registration page and change it to “Submitted”. It will be reviewed and we will confirm the successful pre-registration as soon as possible. 

The deadline for application is 26 July, 2022.

Rooms have been prebooked  at the Youth Hostel Lausanne Jeunotel. Rooms will be given on a “first come first serve” basis.

Buffet breakfast, bed linen, and transportation pass for Lausanne are included in the reservation. If you would like to book a room, please contact us.

Prices*:

Single room: from CHF 91.- per night
Room shared by two people : from CHF 59.- per person per night
Dormitoryby (4 people) : from 48 CHF.- per person per night

Taxes: CHF 2.60.- per person per night

*Please note that prices are indicative and subject to change, depending on the date of booking

The Solidarity Scholarships aim at supporting students who would not be able to cover summer schools’ costs in full. The selected candidates will see their tuition fees as well as their travel, accommodation and meals costs covered. Depending on each candidate’s situation, a financial support may be added to partially cover other expenses during the stay. The deadline for scholarship applications is July 1st 2022.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a higher education institution located in an ODA recipient country;
  • Have successfully applied to the school they wish to attend;
  • Be able to attend the entire school;
  • Require external financial support to be able to attend the school;
  • Have obtained excellent academic results;
  • Be covered by health insurance for the duration of the school.

Candidates who wish to apply for the Solidarity Scholarship must first sign up for one of the summer schools. Once accepted, candidates will receive the link to the online form to apply for the scholarship. Along with personal and academic information, the following documents will be requested (to be submitted in French or English):

  • Full curriculum vitae;
  • Motivation letter, with connections between the summer school and your academic goals as well as information regarding the necessity of a financial support;
  • Proof of residency (such as a copy of your lease, an official invoice with your address indicated or other official documents) ;
  • Copy of university degree certificate with final grade(s);
  • Proof of current enrolment in a higher education institution;
  • English certificate (if needed);
  • Letter of support from an academic.

Registration is open