Diploma in International Public Health (DIPH)

The Diploma in International Public Health (DIPH) is directed to health practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in International Health with a focus on Project Management and Health Economics. It requires 19 weeks of full-time study (15 weeks from early September until mid-December and 4 weeks in January the following year). The certificate is issued by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health.

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Programme structure

Participants of the DIPH programme are not enrolled as students of CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin. The DIPH programme may be combined with the Master’s programme in International Health (MScIH) and/or the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Public Health (DTMPH).

The DIPH consists of the following parts:

  • The module “Tropical Medicine and Public Health” – called “Core Course”: The Core Course is the foundation for the DIPH. It provides the basic knowledge and the main principles and concepts of International Health. This full-time course takes place every year from early September until mid-December (15 weeks). The detailed description of the Core Course can be found here.
  • The (advanced) module “Designing, Managing and Evaluation of Projects for Improving Health - Issues for Donors and Implementors”: This 2-week course focusses on the management of health projects. The module usually runs in the first half of January each year. More details of this module can be found here.
  • The (advanced) module “Health Economics and Economic Analyses”: This 2-weeks course deals with health economics and its use in decision making. It is usually offered in the second half of January each year. More details of this module can be found here.