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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.
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.