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Course Descriptions

Graduate Course Descriptions

500. Principles of Epidemiology (3)

Prerequisite: H SC 301 and H SC 403. 
Application of epidemiologic procedures to the understanding of the occurrence and control of infectious and chronic diseases, mental illness, environmental health hazards, accidents, and geriatric problems.  Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours.)

503. Advanced Community Health Statistics (3)

Prerequisite: HSC 403 or equivalent. 
Analysis of quantitative health related data. Topics include mean and percentage comparisons, multiple regression, logistic regression and survival analysis. Use of computers is required.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion, 3 hours)

507. Health Equity and Health Disparities Research in the US (3)

Prerequisite: Undergraduate major in Health Science or related field.
Explores socioeconomic, biologic, environmental, and institutional factors associated with health issues and disease. Students will learn about research and interventions to affect positive health outcomes and access for underserved, underrepresented diverse populations. Letter grade only(A-F).

508. Administrative Relationships in Health Education Programs (3)

Prerequisite: Undergraduate major in Health Science or related field. 
Introduction to administrative theory; investigation of administrative responsibilities and functions implicit in school health or other health education programs. Letter grade only (A-F).

528. Advanced Environmental Health (3)

Prerequisite: H SC 422 or consent of instructor. 
Organization and methods for promoting human health by controlling environmental factors. Letter grade only (A-F).

534. Advanced Latino Nutrition, Health and Chronic Disease Prevention (3)

Prerequisite: Open to students enrolled in graduate programs in Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science, or related fields.
Explores nutrition-related and contextual factors associated with the high rates of chronic disease among diverse Latino-specific subpopulations and provides culturally relevant strategies for prevention. Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FCS 534. Not open for credit to students with credit in FCS 534.

535./435. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (3)

Prerequisite: H SC 421 or consent of instructor. 
Health promotion/risk reduction program content, development and implementation for use in corporate, hospital and public settings. Intended primarily for Health Science majors. Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours)

537. Culturally Responsive Nutrition Promotion for Latinos (3)

Prerequisite: Open to students enrolled in graduate programs in Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science, or related fields.
Explores the need and methods to develop culturally and linguistically relevant nutrition education with a focus on the Latino population. Students analyze, evaluate, and create culturally competent nutrition interventions for the Latino community. Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FCS 537. Not open for credit to students with credit in FCS 537.

570. Theoretical Concepts and Issues in Health Science (3)

Identification and analysis of current trends, philosophies and issues in health science. Letter grade only (A-F).

581. Curriculum Development in Health Education (3)

Prerequisite: HSC 430, HSC 440. 
Principles of curriculum development; selection and evaluation of resource materials; theory and practice in measurement in health education. Letter grade only (A-F).

585. Health Education Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 
Extended applied experience under guidance of faculty and preceptors in an approved health education practice setting.  Letter grade only (A-F). (480 hours of field placement or the equivalent experience.)

590. Independent Study (1-3)

Independent research conducted under the supervision of a full-time faculty member resulting in a written report of the investigation. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

597. Selected Topics in Health Science (3)

Group investigation of selected topics. Topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

624. Seminar in Community Analysis and Program Planning (3)

Prerequisite: H SC 625 or consent of instructor. 
Process and techniques of community analysis and program planning. Letter grade only (A-F).

625. Advanced Community Health Education (3)

Prerequisite: HSC 401 and HSC 485; or consent of instructor. 
Advanced study of educational and related theory applicable to the conduct of health education programs in community and other settings. Methods of promoting change; role as program and staff director and evaluation techniques. Letter grade only (A-F).

626. Integrative Seminar in Public Health (3)

Prerequisite: H SC 570, advancement to candidacy. 
Summative critical analysis of current methodologies, research, and practices in public health and health education in particular. Synthesis of coursework, internship, and other relevant experiences in the graduate program. Letter grade only (A-F).

696. Research Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Undergraduate major in Health Science or related field; undergraduate course in statistics. 
Introduction to research methodology in the area of Health Science. Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy. 
Independent investigation of research problems in health education. Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-3)

Prerequisite: H SC 696, advancement to candidacy. 
Planning, preparation and completion of an approved thesis.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.


Unit requirements

The MPH requires 42 units, including three units of electives and six units of internship.

The department typically offers graduate courses in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate professional students.