Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

Course Offerings

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
FMPH 40 C. Anderson D. Trinidad R. Armenta D. Trinidad B. Larsen  
FMPH 50 M. Johnson M. Johnson D. Reddy
FMPH 101 K. Brouwer W. Al-Delaimy J. Suarez K. Brouwer W. Al-Delaimy J. Suarez
FMPH 102   F. Vaida X. Tu L. Liu A. Schwartzman X. Tu
FMPH 110 S. Hartman B. Marquez, S. Linke S. Hong S. Linke B. Marquez S. Hartman
FMPH 120   S. McMenamin, J. Nodora, B. Rabin Y. Shi S. McMenamin S. McMenamin Y. Shi, T. Tai-Seale
FMPH 130 M. Ryan H. Checkoway M. Ryan, J. Vanos, T. Benmarhnia M. Ryan J. Vanos M. Ryan
USP 143   L. Lewis     L. Lewis  
FMPH 196A A. Navarro N. Binkin
FMPH 196B A. Navarro N. Binkin
FMPH196C     A Navarro     N. Binkin
FMPH 193   A Navarro     S. Linke, L. Montross, S. Hong  
FMPH 194     A Navarro     S. Linke, L. Montross, S. Hong
FMPH 199 Various Various Various Various Various Various

Fall 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted before Fall 2016)
Fall 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted Fall 2016 or later)
Summer 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted before Fall 2016)
Summer 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted Fall 2016 or later)
Spring 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted before Fall 2016)
Spring 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted Fall 2016 or later)
Winter 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted before Fall 2016)
Winter 2017 Course Offerings (for students admitted Fall 2016 or later)
Fall 2016 Course Offerings (for students admitted before Fall 2016)
Fall 2016 Course Offerings (for students admitted Fall 2016 or later)
2016-2017 Tentative Annual Course Offerings (for students admitted before Fall 2016)
2016-2017 Tentative Annual Course Offerings (for students admitted Fall 2016 or later)
2015-2016 Course Offerings (PDF)
2014-2015 Course Offerings (PDF)
2013-2014 Course Offerings (PDF)

Course Descriptions

FMPH 40: Introduction to Public Health (4 units)
Prerequisites: None

This course provides an introduction to the infrastructure of public health; the analytical tools employed by public health practitioners; biopsychosocial perspectives of public health problems; health promotion/disease prevention; quality assessment in public health; and legal and ethical concerns.


FMPH 50: Primary Care and Public Health (4 units)
Prerequisites: None

This course explores historical and current interactions and achievements and challenges of primary care and public health. It will analyze the impact of common medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, mental health disorders and other disorders on individual, their families and society.


FMPH 101: Epidemiology (4 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 40; PSYC 60 or MATH 11; and upper-division standing

This course covers the basic principles of Epidemiology, with applications to investigations of non-infectious (“chronic”) and infectious diseases. Explores various study designs appropriate for disease surveillance and studies of etiology and prevention


FMPH 102: Biostatistics in Public Health (4 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 40; PSYC 60 or MATH 11; and upper-division standing

Fundamentals of Biostatistics and basic methods for analysis of continuous and binary outcomes for 1, 2, or several groups. Includes: summarizing and displaying data; probability; statistical distributions; central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing; comparing means of continuous variables between 2 groups; comparing proportions between 2 groups; simple and multiple linear regression. Hands-on data analysis using software and statistical applications in Public Health.


FMPH 110: Health Behavior and Chronic Diseases (4 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 40 and upper-division standing

This course introduces health behavior concepts through applications to chronic disease prevention. The focus is on smoking, dietary behaviors and physical activity and is organized around relationships to health, measurement, influencing factors, interventions and translation to public health practice.


FMPH 120: Health Policies for Healthy Lifestyles (4 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 110 and upper-division standing

This course covers the rationale for and effectiveness of policies to influence nutrition, physical activity and substance use behavior. Policies include legalization, taxation, labeling, product manufacturing, warning labels, licensing, marketing and counter-marketing practices and restrictions on use.


FMPH 130: Environmental and Occupational Health (4 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 50 and FMPH 101/101A and upper-division standing

This core public health course addresses the fundamentals of environmental and occupational health, including identification of hazards, basic toxicology, risk assessment, prevention/protection and regulatory/control policies. Specific environmental and occupational hazards and relevant case studies will be presented.


USP 143: The U.S. Health Care System (4 units)
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing

This course will provide an overview of the organization of health care within the context of the community with emphasis on the political, social, and cultural influences. It is concerned with the structure, objectives, and trends of major health and health-related programs in the United States to include sponsorship, financing, training and utilization of health personnel.


FMPH 196A: Advanced Practicum I ( 4 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 40, 50, 101/101A, and 110, > 3.0 Cumulative GPA
Location/Day/Time: To be determined by faculty member

FMPH196A is the first of a 3-course series that emphasizes key public health concepts including program planning, research design, and written/oral communication skills. The seminar is done in combination with a practicum placement completed after FMPH 196A.


FMPH 196B: Advanced Practicum II ( 4 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 196A
Location/Day/Time: To be determined by faculty member

FMPH196B is the second of a 3-course series that emphasizes the application of key public health concepts through faculty supervised experiential learning activities at a pre-approved practicum site.


FMPH 196C: Advanced Practicum III ( 2 units)
Prerequisites: FMPH 196B
Location/Day/Time: To be determined by faculty member

FMPH196C is the third of a 3-course series that emphasizes key public health concepts with an emphasis on written/oral communication skills.


FMPH 199: Independent Study (2 to 4 units)
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing and Instructor Approval
Location/Day/Time: To be determined by faculty member

Individual undergraduate study or research not covered by the present course offerings. Study or research must be under the direction of a faculty member in Family Medicine and Public Health and approval must be secured from the faculty member prior to registering. Click here for more details.


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