CAS ETH in Digital Health

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies
  • Health, Life & Natural Science

This description is only available in English.

  • Spring Semester

  • 1 year

  • ETH Zurich, online

  • English
    Tuition language
  • 01.08–30.10.2022

    Application period
    Additional application period, if free places are available: 01.11–30.11.2022

  • CHF 13,900

    Tuition fee
Digital health interventions allow us to carry out, scale and personalise treatments for chronic conditions at sustainable costs. This course equips health care executives with tools to tackle the design, implementation and evaluation of such applications.

Structure and content

Programme description
The CAS ETH in Digital Health gives healthcare executives the tools to understand the relevance of digital health interventions for the prevention and management of chronic conditions.
Participants will explore different business models and critically assess existing applications. This forms the foundation for designing and validating a personal digital biomarker with wearable technology as well as for designing, implementing and evaluating a smartphone-​based, chatbot-​delivered intervention.
Professional perspectives
Successful graduates of the CAS ETH in Digital Health are able to take on demanding tasks in the following areas: development and integration of digital strategies and treatments; evaluation of digital health solutions; personalised measurements and patient support.
Structure and format

The majority of content is delivered remotely and asynchronously using a virtual learning environment. Regular synchronous coaching sessions, group discussions and guest lectures will take place. Additionally, the CAS features two 2-​day workshops, at the start and at the end of the programme, providing networking, tailored support, and lectures from industry leaders in real time. Depending on the epidemiological situation in Switzerland and relevant public health regulations, these workshops will take place either in-​person, or in an online/hybrid format.

Additional information

The course has a focus on interdisciplinary exchange and group work as it hopes to foster understanding and encourage project-​based creative problem solving relevant to the topic of non-​communicable diseases.

The below costs cannot be included in the programme fee and will need to be paid by participants in addition to the programme fee. Please note that these are approximate costs and are subject to change. Further updates will be provided.

  • Two in-​person workshops at a seminar hotel in Switzerland (subject to the format): Approximately CHF 800 in total
  • Wearable device: Approximately CHF 250 (subject to change as the specific model has not yet been finalised).

The CAS programme is part of the MAS ETH in digital Clinical Research.

Tuition language(s)

English: 100 %  

Credit points
15 ECTS credits

Target group and admission

Target group
Medical doctors, individuals from the pharmaceutical industry, from healthcare, the health and life insurance industry, medtech companies, digital health companies, employees working in corporate health, the public sector, and patient organisations.
Master's degree acknowledged by ETH or equivalent educational qualifications in a relevant field such as social sciences, medicine, economics, technological sciences, or business. At least two years of postgraduate work experience in a relevant field. Access to a computer and a smartphone that support the technical tools used, e.g. allowing to test the digital health interventions of the course participants.
Required language skills
Language(s) of performance assessment

Dates and venue

Spring Semester 2023 (every year)
1 year (12months, part-​time)
Application period

01.08–30.10.2022 (first application period),
01.1130.11.2022 (second application period, if free places are available)

ETH Zurich, online, on-​site locations in Switzerland (locations to be announced)


Programme fee

CHF 13,900 (hotel costs and additional costs not included)

Application fee

CHF 50 for persons with a Swiss university degree, CHF 150 for persons with another university degree (non-​refundable, credit card payment only)

Withdrawal fee
  • After 30 days upon admission and before start of the programme: CHF 6,585
  • After the programme start: Full programme fee (CHF 13,900)


Questions about the application

ETH Zurich, School for Continuing Education, HG E 1718.5, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Tel. external page+41 44 632 56 59, E-mail

Application documents
Additional application documents

We are interested in learning more about your background and goals:

  • ​Please write between 150 and 250 words on the topic of your motivation to attend this programme
  • Please submit a CV in English

Optionally, you can also

  • Submit a separate motivation letter
  • Submit references or a reference letter


Programme management

Professor Elgar Fleisch

Programme Director
Professor Elgar Fleisch

Dr Tobias Kowatsch

Programme Co-Manager
Dr Tobias Kowatsch

Professor Florian von Wangenheim

Deputy Programme Director
Professor Florian von Wangenheim

Olivia Keller

Programme Co-Manager
Olivia Keller

ETH Zurich, Chair of Information Management & Chair of Technology Marketing, Department of Management, Technology and Economics, Olivia Keller, WEV G 216, Weinbergstrasse 58, 8092 Zurich, Tel. external page+41 44 632 63 86, E-mail

Responsible body
ETH Zurich, D-​MTEC


Health, Medical Sciences
Medical Technology
Information Technology
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