CAS/DAS in Translational Nephrology
The postgraduate programme in translational nephrology was developed in the context of the NCCR Kidney.CH in cooperation with the IKPP programme and the Health Sciences e-Training (HSeT) Foundation.
The different modules provide relevant insights into the basics of nephrology by studying the genetic, morphological, and functional basis of kidney function in health and disease. Starting with key articles from the literature and with clinical cases illustrating the translational aspects, the relevant topics are explored by blended-learning including face-to-face sessions with module leaders and tutors, oral presentations, access to annotated online-resources, self-guided learning, and assessments.
After successful participation and depending on the achieved ECTS-points, the University of Bern awards the degree “Certificate of Advanced Studies” (CAS) or “Diploma of Advanced Studies” (DAS).
The international European Kidney Summer School (EUKISS) brings together experts in kidney research and diseases to discuss in a stimulating and interactive setting with participants the basis of kidney functions and their relevance for kidney disease. Small group case discussions highlight both common and rare forms of kidney disease. Participants are invited to present their research projects during the poster session.
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards "mobility grants" to doctoral students employed in research projects funded by the SNSF so that they may improve their scientific profile by going abroad within the scope of their doctoral studies.
Applications must be made in writing to the NCCR management office, using the specific application form.
The managing team (NCCR director, vice-director and project manager) plus the representative(s) from Education & Training and Advancement of Women approve or disapprove candidate applications.