The academic program, which is organized into blocks, is announced in a timetable for each academic year. The blocks are also designed for the whole year. A total of 12 block events are offered for the regular study period of 3 years. Each block event is two and a half days (from Thursday to Saturday) with a total of 20 working hours. A qualifying paper must be submitted for each block.
The first year of study (8 SWS) includes the following six block events:
- Recent Developments in the Health Sciences
- Theoretical and Interdisciplinary Foundations in Health Sciences/Public Health I
- Systematic Methods in Health Sciences/Public Health I
- Topical Questions in Health Sciences/Public Health I
- Interdisciplinary Approaches in Health Sciences
- MSystematic Methods in Health Sciences/Public Health II
The second year of study (4 SWS) includes the following three blocks:
- Theoretical and Interdisciplinary Foundations in Health Sciences/Public Health II
- Topical Questions in Health Sciences/Public Health II
- Systematic Methods in Health Sciences/Public Health III
In the third year of study (4 SWS), students will revisit the three blocks from the first and second year of study. This final academic year is used to work on the qualification completion of the dissertation. The courses and lectures enable students to complete the theoretical, methodological and topical parts of the dissertation step by step, under the supervision of the lecturer. The lectures in this final year are structured like a writing lab. For more information see the degree program regulations of the Bielefeld School of Public Health.