Information and Guidelines
The final project is the culminating paper in the regular track (without a thesis). Its purpose is to provide students with an opportunity to apply and demonstrate their research skills acquired throughout their studies. Students will independently undertake the project under the guidance of an eligible supervisor. An eligible supervisor is defined as a Tel-Aviv University (TAU) staff member holding a Ph.D. or MD degree. However, supervisors from outside TAU who meet the educational criteria of a Ph.D./MD may be considered if their CV is promptly submitted to the Department of Emergency & Disaster Management. Some supervisors who do not meet these criteria may still be considered as co-supervisors as long as the primary supervisor meets the aforementioned criteria.
The details of the supervisor and the project proposal must be submitted for approval by the program's academic coordinator by the end of the 2nd semester of the year of enrollment.
The final project will be one of the following types (see complete details in the instructions published by the School of Public Health for Project assignments):
- Literature review: a critical review of relevant publications and a discussion of a selected topic, which is currently in debate. The literature review will present arguments from different sides, according to the literature.
- Writing a complete research proposal including an introduction, literature review, aims and objectives, hypotheses, methodology, and possible implications and limitations
- Analytical epidemiological study including a short literature review, designing a questionnaire, brief description of objectives and methodology, data collection and analysis, discussion, and conclusions. Studies based on existing databases are allowed.
- Laboratory research – joining an epidemiology laboratory in the faculty to perform one of their studies. The project will include a short literature review, a brief description of objectives and methodology, limited data collection, data analysis, discussion, and conclusions.
- Policy studies in the field of emergency and disaster management – including a short literature review, brief description of the objectives and methodology, limited data collection, data analysis, discussion, and conclusions.
Each student is required to submit a written final paper by the end of the school year in which he/she was enrolled. The final paper will not exceed 40 pages. Submission of the final paper must follow closely the instructions of the School of Public Health.
The final grade for the regular (project) track will comprise of 75% course grading and 25% final project paper (broken down to a 10% score by supervisor and 15% score by an external reviewer).
Note the change in grading for students enrolled in the school year commencing in October 2023 onwards: The final grade for the regular (project) track will comprise of 85% course grading and 15% final project paper (broken down to a 10% score by supervisor and 5% score by an external reviewer).
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