Public Health Sciences

(School of Medicine)

Department. Public Health Sciences; Med-Sci 1C; 530-754-4992; http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/phs/

Faculty. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/phs/about/phs_faculty.html

(School of Medicine)

Department. Public Health Sciences; Med-Sci 1C; 530-754-9048; http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/phs/

Faculty. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/phs/about/phs_faculty.html

The Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences requires two years of research courses and rotations to allow students to practice research and translational public health sciences techniques they have learned in the classroom.

Required Core Courses
Units: 30-48
SPH 202
Public Health Issues in California's Central Valley (Active)
3
SPH 212
Migration and Health (Active)
3
SPH 213
Health Disparities in the U.S. (Historical)
3
SPH 246
Biostatistics for Clinical Research (Active)
4
SPH 276
Critical Assessment in Health Policy and Economics (Active)
2
SPH 291
Public Health Sciences Doctoral Seminar (Active)
1-7
SPH 292A
Public Health Translational Science Rotation (Active)
1-7
SPH 292B
Public Health Translational Science Rotation (Active)
1-7
EPI 206
Epidemiologic Study Design (Active)
4
EPI 220
Problems in Epidemiologic Study Design (Active)
4
MHI 210
Introduction to Health Informatics (Active)
4
Total: 30-48

(School of Medicine)

Department. Public Health Sciences; Med-Sci 1C; 530-754-4992; http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/phs/

Faculty. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/phs/about/phs_faculty.html

The Public Health Sciences minor offers undergraduate students a foundation of knowledge for those who plan to enter the field of public health immediately following graduation and for those planning to earn an advanced degree in Public Health or a related field including medicine, nursing, and dentistry.

For a full list of electives, see Elective Courses at http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/phs/education/undergraduate.html.

Public Health Sciences
Units: 20
SPH 101
Introduction to Public Health (Active)
3
SPH 102
Introduction to Human Epidemiology (Active)
4
SPH 190
Topics in Public Health (Historical)
1
Choose one:
3
SPH 104
Globalization and Health: Evidence and Policies (Active)
3
SPH 113
Health Disparities in the U.S. (Active)
3
Electives
9
Total: 20
Courses in SPH:
SPH 092Internship in Community Health (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Students apply theory and concepts learned in the classroom through field work in a community health agency. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 101Introduction to Public Health (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate standing. Provide basic concepts and controversies in public health, basic science of public health, social and behavioral factors in health and disease, environmental and occupational health issues, the relationship of public health to the medical care system and health care reform. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
SPH 102Introduction to Human Epidemiology (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Practice of epidemiology as it relates to human populations. Content is fundamental to the Public Health minor and a required core course. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
SPH 104Globalization and Health: Evidence and Policies (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Provides an overview of the evidence on the multiple effects of globalization policies on health. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
SPH 113Health Disparities in the U.S. (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Introduction to the principles and practice of health disparities research. (Letter.) GE credit: DD, SS. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
SPH 132Health Issues Confronting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Health issues confronting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. (Same course as AAS 132.) (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 2009 Winter Quarter.
SPH 160General Health Education and Prevention (5) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Open to students in the internship program for the Health Education Program only; class size limited to 50 students. Topics include addiction, substance abuse/prevention, nutrition, stress management, physical fitness, body image, reproductive anatomy & physiology, contraceptive options, safer sex, sexual health, healthy relationships, and other general wellness/health promotion topics. Practice in peer counseling and outreach presentations. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 161Campus Alcohol/Other Drug Abuse Prevention Program Peer Educator Training (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Practice—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPH 160 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. Preparation for internship in campus and community substance abuse prevention and educational intervention. Addiction and other physiological responses to alcohol and other drugs. Harm-reduction strategies for individuals and target populations. Practice in peer counseling skills and outreach presentations to groups. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 162Health Advocates Peer Educator Training (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Practice—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPH 160 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. Preparation for internship in campus and community health promotion and risk reduction. Nutrition, stress management, physical fitness, body image and disordered eating, skin cancer prevention, and other general wellness/health promotion topics. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 190Topics in Public Health (1) Review all entries Historical
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Seminar on key issues and current topics in public health. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
SPH 190Topics in Public Health (1) Review all entries Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Pass one restricted to undergraduate seniors. Seminar on key issues and current topics in public health. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
SPH 190CResearch Conference in Community and International Health (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Weekly conference on research problems, progress, and techniques in Community and International Health. Critical discussion of recent journal articles. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 192Internship in Community Health Practice (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division and graduate students. The student, through fieldwork in a community health agency, learns to apply theory and concepts learned in the classroom. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 198Study in Community and International Health (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Undergraduate standing. Study and experience for undergraduate students in any number of areas in community and international health. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 199Research in Community and International Health (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Undergraduate standing. Student will work with faculty member in areas of research interest, including but not limited to injury control, international health, health policy, occupational and environmental health, health promotion and wellness, women's health, and health demographics. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 201Introduction to Public Health (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Provides an overview of public health. Covers the history of public health in the U.S.; defines its major functions and constituencies; and, introduces fundamental principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral sciences, environmental health, infectious diseases, and reducing health disparities. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Summer Session 2.
SPH 202Public Health Issues in California's Central Valley (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Public health issues in California’s Central Valley, including the influences of migration, racial and ethnic diversity, the agricultural industry, environmental exposures, and rurality. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
SPH 203Learning and Teaching in Public Health Contexts (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Aimed at current and future public health professionals interested in learning more about the educational potential for interactions with community members and other health professionals—all stakeholders in improving the health of communities. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.
SPH 204Globalization and Health: Evidence and Policies (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Open to graduate student standing. Provides an overview of the evidence on the multiple effects of globalization policies on health. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
SPH 205AYEpidemiology for Health Professionals (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Basic epidemiologic concepts and approaches to epidemiologic research, with examples from human medicine, including outbreak investigation, infectious disease epidemiology, properties of tests. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
SPH 207Advanced Epidemiologic Methodology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EPI 206. In-depth integration of advanced epidemiological concepts. Theory, methods, and applications for observational studies including random and systematic error, confounding, counterfactuals, causal inference, effect modification, internal and external validity, estimability, and interpretation of effect measures, and advanced study designs. (Same course as EPI 207.) (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
SPH 208Principles & Applications of Cancer Prevention & Control (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Principles and applications of cancer prevention and control from a public health perspective. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
SPH 209History of Epidemiology in Public Health (2) Active
Lecture—0.5 hour(s); Discussion—1.5 hour(s). Introduction to the history of epidemiology in solving major public health problems. Original historical articles will be read/discussed. Topics may include: infectious disease, accidents/adverse events, nutritional deficiencies, community vaccination trials, occupational exposures, cancer, birth defects, cardiovascular disease, and smoking. (Same course as EPI 209.) (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
SPH 210Public Health Informatics (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Collection, verification, and utilization of data related to populations; infrastructure, functions, and tools used to generate public health knowledge supporting public health practices and policy development/dissemination. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 212Migration and Health (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Principles of migration and health. Topics will include demographics, public health invention programs, health care delivery, occupational health, and effects of international migration on the health in communities of origin, transit and destination. Guest presentations by outside experts. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.
SPH 213Health Disparities in the U.S. (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Introduction to the principles and practice of health disparities research. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
SPH 213Health Disparities in the U.S. (3) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to Graduate Students. Introduction to the principles and practice of health disparities research. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
SPH 222Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 102; STA 106; and Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Theories and strategies of health behavior change at the individual, group, community, and environmental levels. Examples include: transtheoretical model, social networks, and social marketing. Theories are applied to solve common public health problems (cancer, obesity, smoking, and HIV/AIDS). (Letter.) Effective: 2009 Winter Quarter.
SPH 223Obesity Prevention in Community Settings (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Look at causes of the obesity epidemic in the U.S.; identify and critically assess the research literature on various prevention strategies; understand, and apply evidence-based public health strategies to combat obesity; and translate the science to a general audience. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
SPH 232Health Communication (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Health communication theories and research traditions. Topics include consumer health information seeking; physician-patient interaction; information, social marketing, “edutainment,” and media advocacy campaigns; social networks and coping; media influences on health; and new communication technologies in health promotion and healthcare delivery. (Same course as CMN 232.) (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
SPH 233Persuasive Technologies for Health (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Theorizing, designing and evaluating ethical technology-based health communication interventions. Uses of social media, mobile communication apps, wearable devices, computer-generated tailored messages, educational games, and computational approaches in health promotion and healthcare delivery. (Same course as CMN 233.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
SPH 235Health Communication Campaigns (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Principles of health communication campaign planning, implementation and evaluation. Strategies for changing health behaviors, shaping policy, and improving healthcare organizations’ relations with stakeholders. (Same course as CMN 235. ) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
SPH 244Introduction to Medical Statistics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Introduction to statistical methods and software in clinical, laboratory and population medicine. Graphical and tabular presentation of data, probability, binomial, Poisson, normal, t-, F-, and Chi-square distributions, elementary nonparametric methods, simple linear regression and correlation, life tables. Only one unit of credit for students who have completed STA 100 or MPM 402. (Same course as CLH 244.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
SPH 245Biostatistics for Biomedical Science (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CLH 244 or SPH 244; and Consent of Instructor. Or an equivalent course. Analysis of data and design of experiments for laboratory data. (Same course as CLH 245.) (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
SPH 246Biostatistics for Clinical Research (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPH 245 or CLH 245. Emphasizes critical biostatistics for clinical research and targets biomedical audience. Students will develop understanding for basic planning and analysis of clinical studies and learn to develop collaborations with biostatisticians. May be repeated for credit. (Same course as CLH 246.) (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
SPH 247Statistical Analysis for Laboratory Data (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CLH 245 or SPH 245. Statistical methods for experimental design and analysis of laboratory data including gene expression arrays, RNA-Seq, and mass spec. (Same course as CLH 247.) (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
SPH 252Social Epidemiology (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EPI 205A; and Consent of Instructor. Social determinants of health; psychosocial and physiological pathways; health and social inequality; gender and racial/ethnic disparities in health; social support, social cohesion and health; social gradient in behavioral risk factors; social ecological approaches to health intervention; interventions addressing social determinants. (Same course as EPI 252.) (Letter.) Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
SPH 255Human Reproductive Epidemiology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MPM 405; MPM 406; PHY 220; PGG 222; or equivalents or Consent of Instructor. Human reproductive effects and risk of reproductive disorders, examined from macro- and micro-environmental exposures in community and occupational settings, epidemiologic study designs and analyses. (Letter.) Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
SPH 262Principles of Environmental Health Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Principles, approaches and issues related to environmental health. Recognizing, assessing, understanding and controlling the impact of people on their environment and the impact of the environment on the public. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 264Public Health Econometrics (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Principles of demand and supply; elasticity; benefits and costs; least squares regression; stepwise regression; economic and statistical significance; fixed and random effects; longitudinal data; non-linear relations; continuous and binary variables; instrumental variables; attrition bias; tobit regression; Two-part cost model. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
SPH 266Applied Analytic Epidemiology (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MPM 404; or Consent of Instructor. Principles and applications in analysis of epidemiologic data. Methods of analyzing stratified and matched data, logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies, Poisson regression, survival-time methods. (Same course as PHR 266.) (Letter.) Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
SPH 273Health Services Administration (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Limited enrollment. Structure and function of public and private medical care. Topics include categories and trends in national medical spending, predictors of patient use, causes of death, managed care, HMOs, Medicare, Medicaid, costs of technology, and medical care in other countries. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 274Economic Evaluation in Health Care (3) Active
Lecture/Lab—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): At least one semester of graduate level Statistics or consent of instructor. Cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analysis (CE/CBA) methods among various economic evaluation methods. CE/CBA is increasingly used to evaluate alternative choices in public health and clinical practice and to enlighten and inform health policy determinations. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
SPH 276Critical Assessment in Health Policy and Economics (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Course aims to develop critical reading skills of the health policy and health economics literature, mainly following the microeconomic paradigm and analytical techniques. Some basic concepts of micro economic theory will be explained in the class. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
SPH 277Net Benefit Regression (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 100 or SPH 244 or MPM 202; or Consent of Instructor. Graduate student standing. Open to graduate students only. Uses regression methods for cost-effectiveness analysis. Focus on methods that create and explain economic information in person-level data. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
SPH 280Introduction to SAS Programming (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Introductory statistics course (e.g., MPM 402, STA 102). Introduction to SAS, an integrated software system for data retrieval and management, data manipulation and programming. (Same course as EPI 280.) (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
SPH 290Topics in Public Health (1) Review all entries Historical
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to students in Master of Public Health program. Key issues and current topics in public health. Course begins in August SSII. Students must enroll in August, then Fall and Winter. The course is a series but grades and units are given at end of each quarter. May be repeated up to 10 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
SPH 290Topics in Public Health (1) Review all entries Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Restricted to Graduate Students. Key issues and current topics in public health. Course begins in August SSII. Students must enroll in August, then Fall and Winter. The course is a series but grades and units are given at end of each quarter. May be repeated up to 10 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
SPH 291Public Health Sciences Doctoral Seminar (1-7) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Seminar to explore research on translational science and rural health; includes presentations of student research in progress. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s) when topic differs; with consent of instructor, etc. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
SPH 292APublic Health Translational Science Rotation (1-7) Active
Variable—1-7 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Ph.D. student in Public Health Sciences or consent of instructor. Public Health Translational Science Rotation for Ph.D. students in Public Health Sciences. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s) with consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
SPH 292BPublic Health Translational Science Rotation (1-7) Active
Variable—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to Ph.D. students in Public Health Sciences. Public Health Translational Science Rotation for Ph.D. students in Public Health Sciences. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s) with consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
SPH 295International Health (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Forum for learning health issues and health care systems in other countries. Topics include health care for refugees, the impact of political strife on health, the health care professional in international settings. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2010 Winter Quarter.
SPH 297Public Health Practicum (1-16) Active
Variable—3-32 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to Master of Public Health students. Practical fieldwork experience in public health. Placement site will vary based on the interest and experience of each student. May be repeated up to 4 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 298Study in Community and International Health (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate student in good academic standing. Study and experience for graduate students in any number of areas in community and international health. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 299Research in Community and International Health (1-12) Active
Variable—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Student will work with faculty member in areas of research interest, including but not limited to injury control, international health, health policy, occupational and environmental health, health promotion and wellness, women's health, and health demographics. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 402Introductory Medical Spanish (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Medical student or consent of instructor. The vocabulary needed to conduct a basic history and physical examination in Spanish. (H/P/F grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 461Clerkship in Community Health Group Practice (3-9) Active
Clinical Activity. Prerequisite(s): Third-or fourth-year medical student. Overview of local community health in group practice situations. Students participate in treatment at several clinic sites in Yolo County. Topics include primary care, environmental health, maternal and child health, jail health, and preventive health care for the aged. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 465Community Health Preceptorship (3-18) Active
Clinical Activity—5-40 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Fourth-year medical student in good academic standing. Participate at state or county health department or other public health organization in on-going investigations into current public health problems, e.g., birth defects, cancer control, diabetes, hypertension, injury control, infectious diseases, aging, Alzheimer's disease, and smoking and tobacco use control. (H/P/F grading only.) Effective: 2010 Spring Quarter.
SPH 466Occupational and Environmental Medicine Elective (6-12) Active
Clinical Activity; Laboratory; Variable—6-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Fourth-year medical student in good academic standing. Participate in activities of Occupational and Environmental Health Unit. Major activity is involvement in an epidemiologic research project of the University. Participate in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at UC Davis Medical Center and other sites, as arranged. (H/P/F grading only.) Effective: 2010 Summer Quarter.
SPH 470Clinical Selective in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (3-6) Active
Clinical Activity—9-18 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Fourth-year medical student in good academic standing. Outpatient clinical experience in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UCDMC and other sites, as arranged. Gain experience in evaluating occ/env medical conditions, use of medical literature resources, the worker's compensation system, and toxicological principles. Students may take up to four weeks for six units. (H/P/F grading only.) Effective: 2010 Spring Quarter.
SPH 480Insights in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1-3) Active
Clinical Activity—3-9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. First- or second-year medical student in good academic standing. Observe and participate in research and clinical activities in occupational and environmental medicine which include conferences, occupational and environmental medicine clinical activities and field visits. Develop and present small individual research projects. (P/F grading only.) Effective: 2010 Summer Quarter.
SPH 495International Health (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Medical student in good academic standing. Forum for learning health issues and health care systems in other countries. Topics include health care for refugees, the impact of political strife on health, the health care professional in international settings. (H/P/F grading only.) Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
SPH 496Current Issues in Public Health (1) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Topical issues in public health. Speakers from the local public health community address issues such as disease control programs, access to care. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s). (P/F grading only.) Effective: 2008 Summer Session 2.
SPH 498Study in Public Health Sciences (1-6) Active
Variable—3-18 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Medical student in good academic standing. Study and experience for medical students in areas in community and international health. May be repeated for credit. (H/P/F grading only.) Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
SPH 499Research in Public Health Sciences (1-9) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Medical students with consent of instructor. Work with faculty member in areas of research interest, including but not limited to public health, injury control, international health, health policy, occupational and environmental health, health promotion and wellness, women's health, and health demographics. May be repeated for credit. (H/P/F grading only.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.