Management of Resources in the Health System
Course ID: HLTH 622

Identification, planning and management of the various resources needed for health systems, including human, financial and physical (infrastructure and equipment) resources. Development and operation of effective and reliable health information systems. Potential models of best practice and challenges to successful implementation relevant to countries with scarce resources such as Palestine.

Classical Epidemiology
Course ID: HLTH 623

The spread of epidemics and common disease in Palestine and their patterns of occurrence. The use of special and routinely collected data, with a focus on quantitative methods.

Social Epidemiology
Course ID: HLTH 624

Social, environmental and cultural contexts of health and disease, the use of various research methods for collecting data on health and disease, and about people’s understanding of health and their health needs, and the means of fulfilling these needs. A foundation course.

Advanced Classical and Social Epidemiology
Course ID: HLTH 625

The main epidemics and diseases in Palestine, development of the conceptual and methodological skills acquired in the classical epidemiology course, in addition to the application of these concepts and skills to the study of the epidemics and common diseases in Palestine. ( Pre-requisite: Classical Epidemiology 623, Social Epidemiology 624).

Family Health
Course ID: HLTH 626

Health problems that individuals face in the different stages of their lifecycles: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. The various factors of different lifestyles, such as nutrition, and their effect on public health.

Communication and Training Skills (I)
Course ID: HLTH 627

The required theoretical and practical communication skills for health education through identifying suitable communication skills at the level of individuals, groups and society , with special focus on Palestinian society.

Introduction to Environmental Health
Course ID: HLTH 628

The relation between the environment and people’s' health, their connection to material, environmental, economic, social, cultural and behavioral elements, medical biological determinants such as causes of diseases, and the importance of environmental conditions in improving the health of populations.

Communication and Training Skills (II)
Course ID: HLTH 629

Communication as an instrument of administrative organization and training, skills of developing plans and individual and collective programs, in addition to report writing and organizing programs.
(Pre-Requisite: Communication and Training Skills (I) 627)

Primary Health Care
Course ID: HLTH 631

History of the development of primary health care worldwide, both on the conceptual and practical levels, the basic principles of primary health care and their application in Palestine. (Pre-Requisite: Social Epidemiology 624)

Health Planning and Management
Course ID: HLTH 632

Main problems in planning and managing primary health care services on the local, regional and national levels, and the methods of dealing with these problems, with focus on specific skills, such as planning, monitoring, evaluation, networking, time management and record keeping.

Research Methods and Data Collection
Course ID: HLTH 633

Quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, experimental research and sampling methods, data collection techniques from local health centers and the local community.

Health Statistics
Course ID: HLTH 634

The main statistical principles and methods needed for dealing with the problems of public health, the importance of these principles and methods, their uses and their role in the decision making and planning processes in issues related to health.

Health Policy and Planning
Course ID: HLTH 635

The different methods of developing health policies and planning, different models and tools in the process of formulating policies, follow and evaluation, the different technical skills required for effective and realistic planning and the development of health projects, the role of health ethics in the process of policy formulation and planning.(Pre-Requisite: Health Planning and Management 632 or teacher’s approval).

International Health Systems
Course ID: HLTH 636

The different methods used internationally to solve medical and health care problems, analysis of selected urgent health issues that are debated internationally, and applying this analysis in Palestine when formulating and building the health care system, taking into consideration the available local resources when rebuilding and developing the future Palestinian health care system.

A Public Health Approach to Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases
Course ID: HLTH 637

Causes of disease, common communicable diseases in Palestine such as virbal Hepatitis, recurring diseases such as Tuberculosis and non- communicable diseases such as Diabetes. Social and psychological determinants directly related to public health, such as violence, disability and aging, with a focus on strategies for the prevention of diseases, such as vaccinations, medical investigation and health education.

Health and Society
Course ID: HLTH 721

The relation between the social sciences and health services, with a focus on the social aspects that affect health, such as demographic and socio-economic changes, including urbanization, life style changes, and income changes as well as social and family relations. The development of Palestinian society, and its impact on health, including nutrition and the changes in other patterns and indicators. (Pre-Requisite: Foundations in Primary Health Care 631or parallel).

Gender and Health
Course ID: HLTH 722

The social relations between men and women, the status of women in society and its implications for health, especially women's health. The experience of different international health and feminist movements in improving the health and social status of women. Study of Palestinian women's experience and the general health conditions of Palestinian women during the different stages of their lives ( e.g. their mental and social health). (Pre-Requisite: Foundations in Primary Health Care 631 or parallel).

Special Topics
Course ID: HLTH 723

In depth study and research in the developments and advancements in the field of public and community health.

Health Financing Policies
Course ID: HLTH 724

Analysis of health systems and health care financing schemes; roles of health care financing policies, goals of health care financing ; health care financing and health system performance, the relation among patients, health professional and financing agencies, money flow in the health care system, risk theory, national health accounts and health sector reform.(Pre requisite: Health Economics 733).

Health Economics
Course ID: HLTH 733

Health Economics tools and concepts and their applications in health care and health care services, health as an economic service, characteristics of the health care market, demand and supply of health care, economics and decision-making in the field of health care, economic evaluation and allocation of scarce resources, cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis, cost benefit analysis.
(Pre requisite: Managerial Economics BUSA636).

Selected Topics
Course ID: HLTH 734

In- depth study and research in the development of and advancements in the field of public and community health.

Population and Development
Course ID: HLTH 735

Study of population data resources; population growth and its characteristics (age, sex and economic); factors associated with population growth (including economic, political, cultural and social factors); and population policies in the developed and developing countries in general, with a special focus on Palestine, using special computer software. The effects of population change on various aspects from a developmental point of view ( pollution, urbanization, urban growth and the different types of migration), future planning in relation to family and gender and reproductive health, with a focus on the different policies and laws related to population growth reducing its negative effects in the world in general, and in Palestine in particular.

Seminar in Public Health
Course ID: HLTH 830

A seminar about selected topics in the public health field. The seminar includes reading, analyzing and discussing some of the published research in scientific journals. It entails discussing scientific research ethics, and writing a final report that includes a thorough literature review, developing a strategy for collecting data, conceptual and statistical analysis of the data and finally presenting the results to the other students for discussion. (Pre-Requisite: Research Methods and Data Collection 633).

Seminar in Public Health
Course ID: HLTH 831

A seminar about selected topics in the public health field. The seminar includes reading, analyzing and discussing some of the published research in scientific journals. It entails discussing scientific research ethics, and writing a final report that includes a thorough literature review, developing a strategy for collecting data, conceptual and statistical analysis of the data and finally presenting the results to the other students for discussion. (Pre-Requisite: Research Methods and Data Collection 633).

Thesis
Course ID: HLTH 860

Writing a thesis in the field of specialization according to the approved instructions for writing master's thesis. (Pre-Requisite: Research Methods and Data Collection 633).