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Certified Advanced Studies (CAS) Continuing Education Course
at Brandenburg Medical School (MHB)

At the Medical University of Brandenburg (MHB), a Certified Advanced Studies (CAS) course will consider the implementations of participation and involvement in the field of tension between self-help, care institutions, and health and social policies in the dialogue between research and practice.

The course is offered over three semesters completely in German. It is aimed at those affected, those active in self-help and self-advocacy, and members of patient and family organizations who are already involved or would like to become involved. In addition to imparting knowledge, the aim is to enable exchange among each other and to promote the joint development of insights and possibilities for action.

Experts with and without their own experience of illness, crises and relatives will impart scientific, socio-practical or personal knowledge and experience as speakers or reflection partners. In addition to the exchange in course groups, content will also be developed through self-study. In all three semesters, mentoring is offered in groups or, if required, in individual discussions.

After an internship (or optional term paper), the course concludes with a presentation (or thesis) and a final discussion. The course completion is documented with a certificate that is creditable for other studies.

The course was developed out of the Co-Lab for Mental Health* at MHB and offered together with other scientists and a variety of speakers. Please direct any questions regarding the content to Sebastian von Peter.

Fact sheet

  • Topics: Participation in health care and participatory research.
  • Duration: 3 semesters (approx. 400 hours)
  • ECTS: 14
  • Target group: Persons with chronic diseases, mental crisis experiences and other health impairments, self-help/self-advocacy activists, members of patient and family organizations who are involved or would like to become involved.
  • Prerequisites: no specific educational/professional qualifications necessary. Volunteer or professional experience is important.
  • Participation: online and face-to-face sessions
  • Costs: for persons with low income 1.000 Euro, regular 1.600 Euro

For pre-registration and further questions about the course, please contact Ms. Cornelia Gammelin by e-mail at cornelia.gammelin[at]mhb-fontane.de by 31.8.2023. Please also note the documents for download.

Announcement and registration (PDF document)


Cover letter (PDF document)

Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg