Harvard Special Sessions

About Harvard Special Sessions

Every January, Teikyo University has invited five professors from Harvard University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and Durham University to provide intensive 4-days courses of lectures for our graduate program of public health since 2012 when the school program commenced. The courses cover five core frames required by the Council of Education for Public Health: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

As the abridged version of the lectures of Harvard School of Public Health, the certificates authorized by professors of both Teikyo and Harvard University are issued to students upon completion of these courses. This special session is a part of academic collaborations which both institutes have continued since 1993. The past eight sessions attracted students from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asian countries including Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, and China, and they brought a global atmosphere to classroom. We welcome and look forward to having participants from various countries.


Participation style

There are two options to participate in the courses: (1) Registering for academic credit at Teikyo University, (2) Auditing the course (registration a class without earning credit). We welcome people from various countries/regions who want to master public health.
From Harvard Special Session 2017, regarding participation style, in addition to “credits” and “audit”, “one day participation” has been adopted.