Over the first two years students are required to take four GHM modules. Modules are offered once every two years or according to arrangement by visiting professors.

Here is a list of some of the modules offered in recent years:

Birth as a Human Right-Mr. S. Bergner, BA, CNM

An overview of the midwifery model of care as opposed to the medical model of obstetric care. This course will include a new perspective of the cultural and psychological impact of childbirth, and the potential for birth to enhance and change our understanding of self and society as a whole. There will be a practical approach to applying theory to practice. This course is designed to stimulate dialog and apply new scientific studies to improve standards of care as well as outcomes. We will examine the profound responsibility of health care providers to challenge existing models of care, and advocate for change when necessary.

Neglected Tropical Disease- Prof. Z. Bentwich

This module will focus on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) and their impact on health, quality of life and poverty. The characteristics and unique features of each of the diseases included will be presented and discussed. Since NTDs have strong influences on the native immune response, their impact as co-infections on the major epidemics of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the importance of eradicating them, will be dealt with specifically. Students will actively participate in this course by presenting a selected topic that deals with one of the above mentioned subjects.

International Health Promotion-Dr. D. Levin-Zamir
The learning objectives of this course are: (1) To understand the concept of health promotion and its contribution and application on an international level; (2) To understand the various aspects of health promotion in preventing disease, increasing early detection, and to promote self-care; (3) To understand the importance of empowerment and advocacy in promoting health on all levels: individual, family, community, mass media and national health policies; and (4) To understand the social determinants of health behavior and their importance in planning effective health promotion programs and policies.

Medicine and Literature-Dr. O. Kuminova

The main objective of this module is to make students aware of the role of language and communication in medicine; demonstrating and discussing the non-transparency, ambiguity and indeterminacy of language, openness of interpretation, and how they come into play in both literature and medicine; introducing the view of medicine as not only a natural but also a human science and in some sense an art.

Travel Medicine-Dr. I. Fuchs

The student will understand the essentials of an up to-date pre-travel medical consultation in light of the growing increase in global travel. The module will expose students to the variety of travel-related illnesses and the available vaccinations and preventive measures tailored to specific destinations.

Nutrition- Dr. R. Deckelbaum

This module examines issues such as: malnutrition (UNICEF Report); micronutrient; malnutrition; field work and assessment of malnutrition in Africa; the economic burdens of under- and over-nutrition; nutrition in the Palestinian population; improved outcomes for women and children; immunity and malnutrition; nutritional change and diabetes among the Bedouins and other populations – an international action plan from a “March of Dimes” nutrition task force as well as other implementation programs. Student presentations will provide the final evaluation.

Poverty and Health-Dr. M.T. Feurstein

After focusing on global urban poverty and social determinants of urban health, patterns of urban morbidity and mortality are examined, as well as examples of country initiatives which have positively influenced the health of the poor and underserved. The role of the health workforce is considered in relation to revitalized primary health care. Active student participation includes a themed group presentation. Some of the principles, approaches and practices introduced in this module are also of relevance to developed countries.

Women’s Health-Dr. D. Flescher

This module aims to teach the student the skills necessary to listen empathically to, communicate effectively with, respectfully examine, and appropriately diagnose and treat women, who comprise the majority of patients in the medical system. Through presentations and case studies, students will learn about the practice of medicine as viewed through the "gender lens".

Health Inequities-Local and International Perspectives-Dr. N. Davidovitch

This course aims to provide theoretical and application tools for medical students in order to develop interventions to reduce health inequities. Several frameworks regarding health inequities will be used for investigating and discussing the empirical evidence, outcome measurement issues, policy and policy formation concerns, and intervention practices.

AIDS- Prof. M. Alkan

Course Objectives:

1. To know the structure and the function of the virus, as a basis for therapies.
2. To understand the epidemiology and the modes of transmission, as a base for prevention.
3. To perceive the socio-psychological aspects of the epidemic, as a basis for doctor-patient relationship.