Master of Public Health Program

Core Curriculum

The required core curriculum for the Master of Public Health degree includes coursework in the following areas:

Biostatistics: Collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and interpretation of health data; design and analysis of health-related surveys and experiments; and concepts and practice of statistical data analysis.

Epidemiology: Distributions and determinants of disease, disabilities and death in human populations; the characteristics and dynamics of human populations; and the natural history of disease and the biologic basis of health.

Environmental Health Sciences: Environmental factors including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.

Health Services Administration: Planning, organization, administration, management, evaluation and policy analysis of health programs.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Concepts and methods of social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and the solution of public health problems.

Public Health Seminar: Case studies in public health, including historical overview, principles of public health, and problem solving of current issues in public health.

MPH Core Course List

Elective Resources:
Registrar's Office Open Course list: http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/html/ocl.html

Year 1
  Summer II Fall Winter Spring
SPH 201 EPI 205 SPH 245 SPH 290
SPH 210 SPH 222 SPH 273 SPH 297 (Practicum)
SPH 262 SPH 244 SPH 290 Electives
SPH 290 SPH 290 SPH 297  
SPH 297 Electives
Year 2
  Summer I Summer II Fall Winter
SPH 297 (optional) SPH 297 (optional) SPH 297 (optional) SPH 297 (optional)
Electives (optional) Electives (optional) Electives (optional) Electives (optional)
* Culminating Experience * Culminating Experience * Culminating Experience * Culminating Experience
*Students can complete their culminating experience starting Winter of their first year. Students going into a second year can complete the culminating experience during the quarter they complete the degree.
Core Courses
Faculty
Qtr
Units
  Biostatistics
SPH 210
Intro to Public Health Informatics
Dr. M. Hogarth
Su
2
SPH 244
Introduction to Health Science Statistics
Dr. L. Beckett
F
4
SPH 245
Biostatistics for the Health Sciences
Dr. K. Kim
W
4
  Epidemiology
EPI 205

Principles of Epidemiology

Drs. T. Keegan and W. Smith
F
4
Added-Competence Electives

Epidemiology Specialty

Varies
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  Environmental Health Science
SPH 262
Principles of Environmental Health Science
Dr. D. Bennett
Su
3
  Health Services Administration
SPH 273
Health Services Administration
Dr. P. Leigh
W
3
  Social and Behavioral Sciences
SPH 222
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
Dr. R. De Vogli
F
3
  Topics in Public Health Seminar
SPH 290

Seminar in Public Health

Dr. S McCurdy and Staff

Su, F,

W, S

1/qtr
4 total
  General Public Health
SPH 201

Introduction to Public Health

Dr. L. Garcia
Su
3
SPH 297
Public Health Practicum
Dr. S. McCurdy
F, W, S
10
Added-Competence Electives

Generalist Specialty Area

Varies
 
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