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HESAV - Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud

The "University of Health Sciences" (HESAV), with its 1'000 students, is the most important site for healthcare education of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO).

Its campus is located in the heart of the Lausanne hospital complex, next to the University Hospital (CHUV) and the Faculty of Medecine of the University of Lausanne. HESAV offers a stimulating environment supporting contacts and synergies with the clinical and academic setting.

As a school of higher professional education, HESAV collaborates with regional, national and international partners, in the fields of clinical professionalisation, research and education. It plays an active role in the intellectual, scientific and economical development of the town of Lausanne, the canton of Vaud and the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

On an academic level, HESAV delivers Bachelor degrees in:

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Midwifery
  • Radiology technology
It also offers postgraduate studies in Neuro-rehabilitation, Mental Health and contributes to the training of clinical field practitioners.

Institute of Health Research

>>> Download the list of research

Postgraduate Studies

>>> Download: DAS (Diploma of Advanced Studies in Psychiatry and Mental Health: Interventions and policies)

>>> Download: CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies HES-SO: Mental Health and Social Psychiatry)

>>> Download: CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies HES-SO: Children's care in Hospital)

>>> Download: CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies HES-SO: Practice of Endoscopy)

>>> Download: CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies HES-SO: Care of at-risk newborn)

>>> Download: CAS (Certificate of Advenced Studies HES-SO: Neurorehabilitation)

International mobility and exchanges

The mission of the office of "Mobility and International Exchange" of HESAV is to prospect, develop and maintain international relations and collaborations. It promotes and facilitates the international professional, faculty and student exchange programs.

Students are encouraged to further studies abroad, to carry out a practical training course, to complete a diploma thesis and participate in a personal education project related to their specific studies.

Professors may participate in prospective visits abroad designed to further professional collaborations. They may involve themselves in international education programs and teaching opportunities. In addition, they can contribute professionally to conferences and special projects within the domain of their expertise.

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HESAV campus offers :

A state-of-the-art teaching facility located in the heart of the Lausanne community. Our campus is designed to welcome international visitors into a professional academic and accommodating environment.

Our ideal location provides visitors with easy access to a wide variety of both professional and local services. On campus accommodations are available for a very reasonable price. Our cafeteria and the nearby the CHUV restaurants offer meal services throughout the day. Other services such as library, banking, post office, kiosk, hairdresser, florist and others are within walking distance of our campus.

We are also just minutes away from the main bus route servicing Lausanne and the surrounding areas.

For further information, please contact :

Carlos Masias-Valdés, Head of International Affairs. Tel: +41 21 316 80 51
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