Information and Guidelines

The final project aims to allow students to experience and practice using the theoretical material acquired during their studies. The project can be theoretical or analytical while emphasizing the scientific approach and contributing to advancing existing understanding and/or knowledge.


Selecting a topic and supervisor

The project supervisor should be a faculty member at the School of Public Health, the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, or the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University. Individuals in senior positions in the health system (including positions in hospital management, health funds, and heads of departments, institutes, and hospital units / Ministry of Health) can also serve as supervisors, even if they are not faculty members at Tel Aviv University. The supervisor must hold a Ph.D. or MD degree. The final project is individual work and cannot be performed in pairs or groups.

The project proposal and the supervisor's name will be submitted for approval by the Final Project's Sub-Committee of the Final Papers Committee of the School of Public Health.

The student and supervisor will sign a form indicating their joint willingness to contract into a supervisee-supervisor interaction.

Students in the Department of Emergency & Disaster Management must submit their project proposal 30 days after the beginning of the second semester of the study enrollment year. The student is responsible for exploring in advance whether ethical approval is required and taking action to acquire such approval, if necessary, to ensure that the project will end in due time. The final project paper will be submitted by the end of the school year of enrollment and will not exceed 40 pages. The final paper is to be submitted per the checklist of the specific project type.


Types of final projects – one of the following can be chosen:

  • Literature Review: A critical reading of relevant literature and a discussion of a subject on which there is no consensus in the literature, as well as the presentation of the various aspects of the subject according to existing literature. The articles will address medical research and discuss open research questions in epidemiology, preventive medicine, health promotion, health policy, or disaster management. Appropriate scope: At least 10 analytical articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Writing a complete research proposal including an introduction, literature review, description of research objectives and hypotheses, research methods (including a definition of the study population, sampling framework and sampling method, definition of the study variables, data collection methods, statistical analysis, and sample size calculation), and potential methodological limitations (including biases and confounders).
  • Analytical epidemiological research includes a brief literature review, construction of a research questionnaire, concise description of research objectives and methods, data processing and analysis, summary, and conclusions. Such a project can be performed using existing databases.
  • Laboratory-epidemiological research includes a brief literature review, a concise description of the goals and methods of the study, limited data collection, data analysis, summary, and conclusions.
  • Policy studies in emergency and disaster management include a short literature review, a brief description of the objectives and methodology, limited data collection from existing sources, data analysis, discussion, and conclusions.

Submission deadlines and regulations:

Each student is required to submit a project proposal within 30 days after the beginning of the second semester of the year of enrollment into the program, and submit the 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*. For more information click here.



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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