Possibility to board the program at any time during the cycle
Students attendance for Module 3 return session 2020-2021.
Number of current participants and of students having achieved the full program or individual modules.

What we offer

Starting in 2012, HSeT has developed a blended e-learning course in Translational Nephrology commissioned by the Swiss consortium NCCR Kidney.CH for the education of its PhD students and postdocs.
The program in Advanced Studies in Nephrology is now recognised as a DAS/CAS of the University of Bern which is open to national and international graduates. This advanced study program officially started in March 2017.
A new cycle of six modules lasting two years started in March 2020. HSeT is responsible for the e-learning courses of the programme.


What you get

After successful participation and depending on the achieved ECTS points, the University of Bern (with the  participating Universities) awards  the degree “Certificate of Advanced Studies” (CAS) or “Diploma of Advanced Studies” (DAS). The corresponding certificates will list the content of the programme and achievements of participants.

  • The CAS requires the completion of all modules.
  • The DAS  requires the completion of all modules, documented scientific achievements (e.g.  a publication in a peer-review journal) and active participation at conferences, retreats or relevant workshops during participation to the programme.

From basic research to clinical development

Chronic kidney disease mortality  is increasing worldwide despite major advances in the molecular kidney pathophysiology. This gap appears to be the result of a lack of communication between basic research and clinical practice, calling for the developent of more coordinated translational nephrology.

To develop a a network of translational nephrologists

High quality research in renal physiology has a long tradition in Switzerland and Europe. The  program Advanced Studies in Nephrology wants to foster interactions between the trainees during and after the course via a portal that will allow all the students, former and present, to view updates of the course and  to share their experience

For professionals in medical sciences

The Advanced Studies in Nephrology program is designed for a broad population of medical science professionals who are actively engaged in a professional work environment and who want to broaden, update and deepen their knowledge of modern nephrology.

On-line curriculum

The flexible on-line teaching approach accommodates the time constraints of the trainees and saves long-distance travel and housing expenses. It also allows the students to engage in individual and group activities with the support of tutors.