American University of Beirut

 Teaching Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine Program

The Teaching of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine Program (TPHFMP) aims to introduce medical students to the social context of health, the principles of research in public health, and their implications on clinical practice with a focus on Lebanon and the Region. The program upholds the principles of ethics, social justice and collective responsibility.

The courses below are open exclusively to students of medicine

  • IDTH 206-207 Social and Preventive Medicine 34.46; 4cr

A course that explores the inter-relationships among the patient, the physician, and the society. It is divided into two parts. The first is a lecture and discussion series (2 credits) that examines health and disease, the social and individual determinants of health, health care systems, and patient-physician relationship. The second part (2 credits) is a field project during which students investigate a health issue at the level of the community.

  • IDTH 268 Clerkship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health 10.80

A clerkship in which teams of senior medical students assess, critique, and propose solutions to problems of public health or clinical significance. The students examine policy, organizational, social, and individual challenges to these problems, addressing issues such as equity in health and setting public health programs, and identify opportunities for change. Data collection and statistical analysis are secondary objectives.​

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