Courses

Important Information about the CHPR Curriculum (for coterminal students only)

  • As a coterminal student in the M.S. in CHPR, you may count eligible courses taken three non-summer quarters back from your first graduate quarter. Coterminal students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all graduate courses.

 

Important Note about Beginning Your Internship

CHPR students (not including coterminal students) will enroll in Community-Based Research Internship (CHPR 299) during the Winter and Spring Quarters.

Coterminal students must fulfill the following requirements in order to enroll in Community-Based Research Internship (CHPR 299):

  1. Complete Research in the Community (CHPR 220)
  2. Complete or be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    1. The Role of Causal Inference, Study Design, & Outcomes in Community Research (CHPR 225)
    2. Theoretical Foundations and Design of Behavioral Intervention Trials (CHPR 228)
  3. Complete or be enrolled in at least 1 approved Biostatistics and Research Methods course.

 

The M.S.’s core curriculum consists of 5 main areas:

  • CHPR Foundation Core
  • Biostatistics & Research Methods Courses
  • Electives
  • Community-Based Research Internship
  • Master’s Thesis

Community Health and Prevention Research Curriculum (Minimum 45 units)

Students are required to take a minimum of 39 CHPR units. CHPR units can come from any course with a CHPR subject code as well as HRP 258 or HRP 259.  All courses should be taken for a letter grade when that is available as a course registration option.

Required Core

Course No.

Core Course Name Faculty Quarter Units

CHPR Foundation Core
(Take 7-8 courses depending on prerequisites, 15-16 total units)

 

Prerequisite for CHPR 240: Completion of CHPR 226/HUMBIO 126, or concurrent enrollment in CHPR 201.

 

 

Prerequisite for CHPR 260 and 270: Completion of CHPR 201 or CHPR 226/HUMBIO 126.

CHPR 270 may be taken as a required course instead of CHPR 260 or as an elective.

CHPR 200
SPRC Seminar Series Staff
Aut, Win., Spr. (1 qtr. required)
1
CHPR 201 Introduction to the Science of Healthy Living
M. Stefanick Aut. 1
CHPR 220 Research in the Community
D. Maron
Aut. 1
CHPR 225 The Role of Causal Inference, Study Design, & Outcomes in Community Research   L. Goldman Rosas
Aut. 3
CHPR 228 Theoretical Foundations and Design of Behavioral Intervention Trials   J. Prochaska
Aut.
3
CHPR 240 Prevention Research and Public Health: The Science of Healthy Living M. Stefanick,
W. Alles
Aut. 3
CHPR 255 The Responsible Conduct of Research for Clinical & Community Researchers (take 1 qtr.) R. Stafford Aut., Win.,
Spr.

1
CHPR 260 Prevention Across Medical Disciplines M. Stefanick Win. 3
CHPR 270
Prevention Across Surgical Disciplines
M. Stefanick
Spr.
3

Biostatistics and Research Methods
(Take 3 of the 6 courses or other approved Biostatistics and Research Methods courses*, min. 9 units)

 

After satisfying this core area, additional Biostatistics and Research Methods courses can be taken as electives

 

Students can take HRP 258 or HRP 259 (but not both courses) to fulfill their Biostatistics and Research Methods core area.

CHPR 206
Meta-research: Appraising Research Findings, Bias, and Meta-analysis

J. Ioannidis,

I. Olkin

Win. 3
CHPR 247 Methods in Community Assessment, Evaluation, and Research M. Kiernan Spr. 3
HRP 234
Engineering Better Health Systems: modeling for public health
S. Basu     Aut. 4
CHPR 290 Advanced Statistical Methods for Observational Studies

M. Baiocchi,

D. Rogosa

Spr. 3

HRP

258

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Clinical Research K. Sainani Spr. 3

HRP

259

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology
K. Sainani Aut.
3-4
Community-Based Research Internship
(Take over 2 consecutive quarters, usually Win. and Spr., 6 units).  
CHPR 299 Community-Based Research Internship 
SPRC Faculty Aut.,
Win.,
Spr.
6
Master’s Thesis
(Take for 1 or more quarters, typically 3 total units). Prerequisite: one quarter of CHPR 299.
CHPR 399 CHPR Master's Thesis Writing
SPRC Faculty Aut.,
Win.,
Spr.
3
Core Courses: Total Units 34+
Electives: Total Units Varies
M.S. in CHPR: Total Units 45+

*Other approved Biostatistics and Research Methods courses must meet the following criteria:

  • All courses must have a course number of 100 or above.
  • All courses must be a minimum of 3 units.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All courses must be approved by a student's faculty mentor and the CHPR Faculty Director.
  • Note: students are required to take a minimum of 39 CHPR units. CHPR units can come from any course with a CHPR subject code as well as HRP 258 or HRP 259.

 

Pre-Approved Electives

Below is a list of pre-approved electives. Students may petition to take other courses for elective credit. These courses must be approved by the student's faculty mentor and the CHPR Faculty Director.

Note that some elective course times may conflict and some electives may only be offered alternate years. Please check Explore Courses for schedule information.

Course No.

Course Title Faculty Units
Autumn Electives
CHPR 200 SPRC Seminar Series (1 qtr is required; may be taken additional qtrs as an elective) M. Stefanick
1
CHPR 226 Health Promotion over the Lifecourse: an Interdisciplinary Perspective

M. Stefanick,

W. Alles

3
CHPR 298 Directed Reading in Medicine SPRC Faculty 1-2
Winter Electives
CHPR 200 SPRC Seminar Series (1 qtr is required; may be taken additional qtrs as an elective) M. Stefanick 1
CHPR 212
Methods for Health Care Delivery Innovation, Implementation, and Evaluation

D. Zulman,

S. Asch

2
CHPR 113 Healthy/Sustainable Food Systems: Maximum Sustainability across Health, Economics, and Environment (alternates annually with CHPR 166. Check the Bulletin.)
C. Gardner
4
CHPR 166 Food and Society: Exploring Eating Behaviors in Social, Environmental, and Policy Context (alternates annually with CHPR 113. Check the Bulletin.)
C. Gardner 4
CHPR 298 Directed Reading SPRC Faculty
1-2
Spring Electives
CHPR 130 Human Nutrition C. Gardner 4
CHPR 200 SPRC Seminar Series (1 qtr is required; may be taken additional qtrs as an elective) M. Stefanick
1
CHPR 298 Directed Reading   SPRC Faculty 1-2
Summer Electives
CHPR 298 Directed Reading SPRC Faculty 1-2
CHPR 399 CHPR Master's Thesis Writing SPRC Faculty 1-3

What Can Count as a CHPR Elective?

1.  All pre-approved electives with a CHPR subject code can be taken for CHPR credit.

2.  Non pre-approved electives

  • All elective courses must have a course number of 100 or above.
  • All elective courses must be a minimum of 3 units.
  • All elective courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All elective courses must be approved by a student's CHPR mentor and the CHPR Faculty Director.
  • Note: students are required to take a minimum of 39 CHPR units. CHPR units can come from any course with a CHPR subject code as well as HRP 234 and HRP 258 or HRP 259.
  • Note re one unit courses: to maintain a robust academic program, students are discouraged from enrolling in more than 3 one-unit courses.

 

Sample 1 Year Plans

* Graduation Quarter: All required coursework and minimum of 45 units must be completed before this quarter; students register for CHPR 801 for 0 units. Tuition rate (2017-18): $150. Previous CHPR students have found Graduation Quarter to be a helpful option, while others are able to complete their thesis in spring quarter (see below for the 3 quarter plan). For additional information see the Registrar's Special Registration Statuses page.