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CAS Rare Diseases

CAS Rare Diseases - Eine interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise

Start: fall semester 2024

The University Competence Centre "Medicine - Ethics - Law Helvetiae" (MERH) will offer the continuing education course "CAS Rare Diseases - Eine interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise" at the University of Zurich from September 2024. The CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) concept was developed by MERH in collaboration with the URPP ITINERARE (Innovative Therapies in Rare Diseases).

The CAS is a part-time study programme that provides a compact interdisciplinary overview of the relevant areas of rare diseases. Participants will be shown the latest research findings from the perspective of rare diseases and will be able to apply their own knowledge. Challenges that arise in practice with regard to medicine, law and ethics are discussed together.

The CAS is divided into 10 modules, which take place once a month on Thursdays in Zurich. The basic module is dedicated to an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of rare diseases and the legal and ethical foundations. The nine in-depth modules deal with interdisciplinary issues relating to rare diseases. In addition, participants are given the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of relevant topics in essays, group work and a written thesis. They earn a total of 15 ECTS with the CAS.

Personal support for participants is provided by the members and management of the MERH Competence Centre and the URPP ITINERARE. In addition to the specialist knowledge that you acquire as a CAS participant, the programme also offers you the opportunity to expand your network and engage in a well-founded exchange with experts on questions that arise in your professional field.

The CAS is open to interested individuals who work in the field of rare diseases and have a university degree. Other people can be admitted "sur dossier".

The CAS can be combined with the CAS MedLaw UZH to form the DAS (Diploma of Advanced Studies) MedLaw UZH.

More information can be found here
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