Admission Open! IMPH Program – The Hebrew University: The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine is proud of its overseas students who since 1970 have made the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program a most rewarding and successful venture. More than 850 students from 96 countries across the globe have participated in this unique experience.
The IMPH student body comprises physicians, nurses, other health professionals, economists, social scientists and those interested in public health from other disciplines. Many of our graduates return home at the completion of their training to occupy leadership positions in the health care systems of their communities and countries.
Most students come from ‘developing’ regions of the world, but the program also welcomes students from the north, and our alumni include graduates from Western Europe, the USA and Canada.
Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) has been a vital element in the development and continuation of this unique program since its establishment.
A limited number of scholarships are provided annually by MASHAV, the Pears Foundation, British Friends of Hebrew University, American Friends of Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization and other donors for selected candidates from lower-income developing regions, countries in transition and small-island-countries.
The required courses which constitute the core of the IMPH studies include:
- Community Oriented Primary Health Care Workshop
- Control of Communicable Diseases
- Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health Economics
- Health Promotion and Health Behavior
- Interpretation of Epidemiological Data
- Introduction to Public Health
- Organization of Medical Care
- Principles and Uses of Epidemiology
- Public Health Nutrition
- Public Health Practice, Organization and Evaluation
- Public Health Seminar
- Qualitative Methods in Public Health
- Research Forum
- Sociology of Health and Illness
- Statistical Methods for Public Health
- Survey and Research Methods
- Students also choose from a wide range of elective courses such as:
- Aging: Epidemiology and Services
- Economic Evaluation of Public Health and Medical Interventions
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Public Health
- Health Promotion
- History of Public Health and Epidemiology
- Public Health Demography
- Maternal and Child Health
- Multidisciplinary Aspects of HIV/AIDS
- Public Health Ethics
- Selected Topics in Epidemiology
- Statistical Methods for Analysis of Rates
Examinations and Grading
Course grades are based on written or oral examinations, papers, or student presentations, depending on the course. Students must obtain a passing grade of 60 in each course to be eligible to receive the MPH degree.
To be eligible for the IMPH Program you must hold an academic degree (BA/BSc, MA/MSc, MD) in medicine, dentistry, nursing, another allied health field, or in one of the basic biological or social sciences relevant to health from a recognized university. Diploma/Advanced Diploma degrees are not recognized as academic degrees by Hebrew University.
Applicants who hold only a bachelor’s degree must have obtained an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 75% in their undergraduate studies.
Practical experience in public health is taken into account as well as academic achievement.
Students must have a command of basic computing skills and a high level of English.