Program 2022-2023 (the page is currently being updated)

Programme & schedules are being updated on a regular basis.

Courses organized by the Doctoral School - On-line registration
Taking place during period 1 : October & November
Introduction to Matlab programming 
Mettre en place des projets de recherche qualitative appliquée en milieu clinique
Scientific writing and publishing Autumn Session
Vulgarisation scientifique: écrire pour un public non spécialiste
On-line registration for period 1 : 04-13.09.23
Taking place during period 2 : December, January & February
Good practices in biostatistics  New
Hands-on introduction to machine learning for biomedical data
Scientific writing and publishing Winter Session
Vulgarisation scientifique: écrire pour un public non spécialiste - TBC
On-line registration for period 2: 13-22.11.23
Taking place during period 3 : March, April & May
Bioinformatics algorithms
Data management and Open Data in life science
Inborn diseases of metabolism affecting brain development 
Introduction to computer-aided drug design
Scientific writing and publishing Spring Session
Secondary analysis of microbiome data  New
Statistical methods: theory and applications: 
Possibility to take part to 1 or more modules.
Modules 1 & 2 (or courses considered to be equivalent) are mandatory before registering for 3 & 4.
-Module 1: Introduction to R (in EN) 
-Module 2: Multiple linear regression (in EN)
-Module 3: Analyse de survie (exceptionally in French) 
-Module 4: Statistics for Genomic Data Analysis (in EN) 
Writing science clearly, to make you more visible and a better scientist Course postponed to next spring (2024). 


-You are a 2nd-3rd-4th+ year PhD student in Life Sciences 
-You have a C1 English level
-You commit to attend and participate to ALL courses - this is a very interactive course.
-You commit to deliver WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS

If interested, contact Dr Preitner before the subscription date (  
On-line registration for period 3 : 29.01-07.02.24
Taking place during period 4 : June & July
Data management plan & open data in life science 
Introduction to computer-aided drug design
Modern magnetic resonance imaging applications in biology and medicine
Vulgarisation scientifique: écrire pour un public non spécialiste - Nouveau
On-line registration for period 4 : 06-15.05.24


Other Courses & Organizers - Registration directly via the organizers (see the conditions on their websites)
Business & project management
Business Concept Training (Swiss Confederation)- 4 ECTS
CREATE 3 - Interdisciplinary Acceleration Program (UNIL)- 4 ECTS
Public Dissemination Skills - 1 ECTS - Starting soon!
SciFilmIt Hackathon Lausanne - 1 ECTS 
Digital skills
EPFL Extension School - Courses might be validated under request- Modules will be recognized for a maximum of 4 ECTS in your doctoral program.
English in academia (recognized if the entry level of the PhD student is B2)
Academic writing skills for doctoral students (B2/C1) - Block course - 2 ECTS
Academic writing skills for doctoral students (B2/C1) - 2 ECTS
Communicating in English in an academic context for Master and PhD students - 1 ECTS
Coaching for Communicating in English in an Academic Context - 1 ECTS
Presenting Research in English (for Doctoral Students & Researchers) - 1 ECTS
Health - Unisanté
How to chose the most suitable questionnaires and rating scales for your clinical pratice or research? - Starting soon!
Humanities and social sciences of medicine and health
Humanités en santé - 0.75 ECTS (MOOC)
Genre: quels enjeux ? Violences, globalisation, biomédecine, sexualités - 0.5 ECTS (MOOC)
Designing reserach projects integrating computational and experimental biology Registration (by 3 April)
Modèles pharmacocinétiques and pharmacodynamiques : une introduction "les doigts sur le clavier" 
Longitudinal non-linear mixed-effect models: a practical introduction to population pharmacokinetics with the NONMEM software
Radiophysique médicale : physique de la radiothérapie  - Detailed program  - 
Science/Life Science - Refresher course/Mise à niveau
0 ECTS  in the PhD in Life Sciences
Fundamentals in Molecular Biology 
Biostatistics for non-statisticians: good practices, misuse and pitfalls.
Introduction to fluorescence imaging for the analysis of living cells - 1 ECTS
Thesis from A to Z, spice up your research
  • Courses: a minimal duration of 8 hours is required.
  • ECTS points are not granted for PhD thesis consultations and career orientation/networking activities.
Open access, project management for researchers and more...
Continuing vocational training
Modules will be recognized for 4 ECTS maximum in your PhD program in Life Sciences ; on the 12 ECTS, 6 ECTS max can be obtained in the "transversal skills" category.
Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) Work+Health
Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Toxicology (Registration 31st August 18)
Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Health Economics and Management 
And others - Evaluations are done under request.


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