CAS Clinical Research in Health Care Organisations of the University of Bern

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Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effect of medications, medical devices, diagnostic tests or procedures, and treatment regimens used in humans and patients.

In the CAS Clinical Research in Bern you’ll learn to plan and conduct clinical research projects and communicate their results. Clinical research also covers how to make prognostic assessments, to develop and validate prognostic models, and to assess how reliable diagnostic procedures or tests are in terms of, for example, sensitivity and specificity. Also covered will be how to conduct systematic reviews of multiple studies and meta-analyses of their results.

Clinical research uses epidemiological and biostatistical methods to analyze and interpret data. The CAS also covers how to use statistical software for study planning and data analysis. The ultimate aim is to draw reasonable and appropriate conclusions from clinical studies while acknowledging methodological limitations and statistical uncertainty.


Degree «Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Clinical Research in Health Care Organisations» (15 ECTS)
Next start 28 April 2021
Duration 2021 – 2022
(8 basic modules of 3 days each, 2 elective modules of 3 days each, 1 written and  oral exam)
Location Bern
Language English
Course fees CHF 9’600.–



For this CAS, the requirement for admission is a master degree.

Exceptions to the admission requirements can be approved by the programme management “sur dossier”. In the case of persons without a university degree or professional experience, it can impose further requirements for admission to ensure that they can successfully complete the programme.

Admission to the programme is decided by the course directors at the request of the program management. There is no entitlement to admission.

Course dates 2021/2022

  • 28 April 2021
  • 12 + 17 May 2021
  • 19 – 20 + 30 – 31 August 2021
  • 20 – 22 September 2021
  • 1 – 3 December 2021
  • 26 – 28 January 2022
  • April 4-6, April 8 (optional test exam), April 29 (exam) 2022
  • 26 May 2022
  • 8 – 10 June 2022
  • 31 August – 2 September 2022
  • 22 – 24 August 2022
  • 17 – 19 October 2022

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Due to the current pandemic situation, we would like to inform you that at the moment we assume that we will be able to offer the course of studies in presence classes. Should this not be possible due to official measures to prevent the corona virus, we reserve the right to carry out and/or postpone modules or parts thereof digitally.