Public Health Core Courses

Public Health Core Courses (22 Units total)

HS 261 Principles of Epidemiology: Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods with applications to public health practice for students intending to engage in, collaborate in, or interpret the results of epidemiologic studies in the scientific appraisal of community health. (3 units) 

HS 262 Health Services Organization:  In-depth examination of the organization and administration of health services in the United States. Topics include health care economics, health service expenditures, insurance theory, comparative health systems, government role, cost containment and quality. (2 units)

HS 263 Principles and Skills of Health Administration: Application of administrative concepts and skills in health systems agencies. Includes decision-making, communication, funding, budgeting, marketing, personnel management, labor relations, planning, evaluation, and health promotion. (2 units)

HS 265 Environmental Health: Investigation of environmental health issues: risk evaluation, risk management, hazardous materials, occupational health and safety, plus air, water, and noise pollution. Learning fundamentals of managing environmental health problems. (3 units)

HS 267 Computational Public Health Statistics: Methods of public health and biostatistical data collection, management, analysis, and reporting using microcomputers, including the detection and control of confounding factors. (3 units) Note: All students must complete a no-cost, self-paced, on-line biostatistics tutorial prior to taking HS 267.

HS 276 Community Organization and Health Promotion: Advanced study of the principles, practices, and ethical considerations underlying community organization, health promotion, empowerment, and advocacy. Includes examination of the change process and introduction to the skills and tools of effective public health organizing. (3 units)

HS 277 Multicultural Communication for Health Professionals: Theories and skills of multicultural communication necessary for effective professional practice with diverse clients, communities, staff, and colleagues. Examination of concepts and indicators of cultural competence beginning with intensive self-study and concluding with community examples. (3 units)

HS 295 Research Design and Methodology: Multidisciplinary focus on general research methods such as the concept of scientific methods, the logic of research design and applicability of theoretical and experimental approaches in the health professions. (3 units)