Master of Public Health - Health Promotion Track
Program Chair: Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Advisors: Dr. Akiva Koral (email@example.com)
The objective of the Master's Degree in Public Health - Health Promotion Track at TAU is to prepare the next generation of active health promoters and health promotion researchers in Israel. The program teaches the fundamental concepts of health promotion and relevant research methods. The curriculum incorporates theories in health promotion and practice with the basic scientific disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, and qualitative methods.
The MPH - Health Promotion Track program aims to:
- Provide students with the essential tools to develop, adapt, and implement health promotion programs and strategies
- Integrate health promotion into a variety of disciplines and professions
- Contribute to the development of the field through research and training
The program is designed for healthcare professionals, as well as individuals with non-medical backgrounds (educators, journalists, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, and social workers). We particularly seek candidates who will contribute to the field by benefiting the health of populations in Israel and worldwide.
- Ability to read, write, and speak Hebrew fluently.
- Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade average of 80 points (B), as well as experience and/or interest in Public Health.
- Students may be required to take a pre-requisite course in Human Pathology.
- All students are required to complete a research thesis or project within three years from the start of the program.
- Thesis Track: Students who decide to write a thesis are required to complete 34 credits of coursework and present an oral defense.
- Project Track: Students who chose to do a project must complete 42 credits of coursework.
MPH - Health Promotion Track Course Curriculum
- Required Medical Faculty Courses: Biostatistics A (Basic), Ethics of Medical Research, Scientific Writing (thesis students only)
- Required MPH Core Courses: Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics B (Advanced), Research Methods, Healthcare Services Around the World, Cost Effectiveness in Healthcare, Health and Illness Behavior
- Health Promotion Track Core Courses: Introduction to Health Promotion, Health Communications, Health Promotion Methodology, Practicum
- Electives: Health Promotion for the Elderly, Integrative Health Promotion, Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Legislative Policy in Health, Project Management in Health Promotion (Economic, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Aspects in Health Promotion), Tobacco Control
- Students may choose other electives offered by the School of Public Health. Courses taught in the Faculty of Medicine and other Faculties at Tel Aviv University may be taken with the permission of the Departmental Advisor.
All courses are taught in Hebrew unless specified otherwise.