The Unique Advantages of the Braun School’s IMPH Program in Israel
- The program promotes excellence in international public health research and practice in a broad range of topics.
- The School has nearly 50 years experience of teaching public health in Israel and in many other countries.
- The School and its programs have been accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA)
- In recognition of our ongoing public health training efforts in Israel and abroad, the World Health Organization designated the School (2007-2014) as a Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building in Public Health.
- The IMPH Program provides tools for examining public health problems in low and higher income countries, and formulating relevant intervention strategies at the community and national level.
- The emphasis throughout is on active learning by the student, individually and in groups
- Israel is both a developed (academically, technologically, etc.) and a still developing young country. We have experienced and struggled with health issues in both these roles.
- Together with vigorous academic requirements, the program is tailored to the student’s needs and interests.
- Our teachers are deeply involved, caring and have open communication with their students.
- Small group tutorial classes are provided for students requiring additional assistance in some core courses.
- The IMPH Program offers a wide range of social and cultural activities that serve to bond and integrate the students and introduce them to the historical and modern host country of Israel.
Aims and Objectives of the Course
The overall objective of our Program is to provide basic knowledge of the theory and practice of public health and community medicine for those either currently engaged in this field or planning to do so in the future.
We will work toward helping you develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Epidemiology, research methods, and biostatistics
- Health administration, health economics and health systems
- Public health practice, planning, administration and evaluation
- Planning and carrying out r esearch projects
- Diagnosis of the state of health of a communities
- Design and implementation of community-based health programs
- Control of communicable diseases
- Environmental and occupational health
- Sociological and behavioral determinants of health
- Nutrition in public health, food security, and combating malnutrition
- Maternal and child health
Upon successful completion of the program you will be expected to:
- Initiate and participate in the promotion and development of public health practices in your own country on a national or regional level or in a local community setting
- Use epidemiological and other tools toward health system planning and evaluation, and health services delivery in geographical regions and within institution
- Develop capacity-building programs responsible for training public health personnel in your country