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Field Epidemiology


Program Description


IDEE (Iranisch-Deutsches Epidemiologie Engagement) is a German-Iranian initiative to strengthen international cooperation in Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and public health. In line with this initiative, a three-week summer school at the School of Public Health of Tehran University of Medical Science (TUMS) will be conducted with faculty members of both TUMS and three German institutes, namely Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, the University Clinics Hamburg-Eppendorf, and the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg).


Contact Information


Program Objectives


  • To provide basic understanding and training regarding control of infectious diseases and prevention with the aim of responding to emerging and current public health threats;
  • To intensify and sustain international cooperation and networking capacity in the fields of epidemiology, microbiology, public health, and outbreak investigation;
  • To provide a better understanding for study designs in epidemiological research.
  • To provide a field work to implement training materials regarding infectious disease surveillance and prevention in a simulated situation


Method of Instruction


  • 45 hours of lectures and seminars
  • 30 hours scenario based exercises
  • 15 hours of participant activity driven sessions (such as concept development or presentation through participants)


Program Location


School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Program Director


  • Dr. Norbert Schwarz
  • Prof. Holakouie
  • Seyyed Mohsen Mir, Assistant professor, PhD. PT, Vice dean for financial affairs of school of rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Program Instructors


A number of Iranian and German faculties.


Numbers and Dates


Number Of Positions Offered 25
Program Duration Three Weeks
Program Start Date August 19 , 2017
Program Finish Date September 8 , 2017
Application Deadline May 31, 2017
Tuition Fee The tuition fee of €300 is required upon acceptance.
The course fee includes the registration fee and course materials.
The fee does not include accommodation, travel costs, transfer cost, dining, insurance and other costs.


Who Can Attend


Health personnel, preferably engaged in infectious diseases and a degree or proficiency in:

  • Public Health
  • Veterinary/Human Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Equivalent life science disciplines

The applicants should be familiar with epidemiology and biostatistics principles and techniques.




Work experience of at least 2 years in the field of Public Health

Good English language skills( Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening)


How To Apply


All applicants should apply online. Please note there is no in-person admission. You can fill in the Online Application Form and upload all the required documents. For more information on online application procedure please contact


Visa Application


TUMS will assist you in obtaining your visa after you are admitted. All international students are required to obtain a student visa from the Iranian Consulate/Embassy in their home country before departing for Iran. After we receive your completed Visa Application Form (VAF), at least 6 to 8 weeks should be allowed for the completion of the visa application. Student will enter Iran with a one-month visa. After visiting their school and familiarizing themselves with the schedule and surroundings, students will be accompanied to the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in order to extend their student visa (if necessary).




If you require accommodation, you will be given the opportunity to use our international dormitories located close to campus in Tehran at student rate.

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