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Important Information about the CHPR Curriculum for coterminal students
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. See the Registrar's coterm degree programs page for more information.
Important Note about Beginning Your Internship
CHPR students will enroll in Curricular Practical Training Internship (CHPR 290) during the Winter and Spring Quarters, and must fulfill the following requirements in order to enroll in CHPR 290 internship:
- Complete Research in the Community (CHPR 220)
- Complete or be enrolled in Theoretical Foundations and Design of Behavioral Intervention Trials (CHPR 228)
- 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
- Curricular Practical Training Internship
- Master’s Thesis
Community Health and Prevention Research Curriculum (Minimum 45 units)
To complete the M.S. in CHPR, students must take a minimum of 45 total (eligible) units. Of these 45 units, students must take a minimum of 30 CHPR units. CHPR units can only come from courses with a CHPR subject code. To count towards the 45 units, all courses must be taken for a letter grade if that is a grading option.
|Core Course Name||Faculty||Quarter||Units|
CHPR Foundation Core
Prerequisite for CHPR 240: Completion of CHPR 226/HUMBIO 126, or concurrent enrollment in CHPR 201.
Either CHPR 250 or 270 is required. Both are encouraged.
||SPRC Seminar Series||Staff
||Aut, Win., Spr. (2 qtrs. required, 3 encouraged)
|CHPR 201||Introduction to the Science of Healthy Living
|CHPR 220||Research in the Community
|CHPR 228||Theoretical Foundations and Design of Behavioral Intervention Trials||M. Oppezzo
|CHPR 240||Prevention Research and Public Health: The Science of Healthy Living||M. Stefanick
|CHPR 250||Prevention Across Medical Disciplines||M. Stefanick||Win. (Either 250 or 270 required; both are encouraged)||3
||Prevention Across Surgical Disciplines
(Either 250 or 270 required; both are encouraged)
Biostatistics and Research Methods
Students may take CHPR 247 or PEDS 202c, but not both.
Students may take EPI 258 or EPI 259, but not both courses.
||R Fundamentals for Health Research||L. Park
|CHPR 205||Evidence-based Medicine||D. Contoupolos-Ioannidis||Win.||3-4
|CHPR 206||Meta-research: Appraising Research Findings, Bias, and Meta-analysis||
||Methods in Community Assessment, Evaluation, and Research||
|EDUC 430C||Using Data to Describe the World: Descriptive Social Science Research Techniques||S. Reardon||Spr.||3-5|
|EPI 216||Analytical and Practical Issues in the Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiologic Research||R. Popat||Spr.||2-3|
|EPI 225||Introduction to Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods||R. Popat
|EPI 226||Intermediate Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods||J. Simard||Win.||3 (Prereq.: HRP 225 or consent of instructor)|
|EPI 258||Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Clinical Research||K. Sainani||Spr.||3|
|EPI 259||Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology
|EPI 261||Intermediate Biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data||K. Sainani||Win.||3 (prereq: EPI 258)|
|EPI 262||Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis||K. Sainani||Spr.||3 (prereq: EPI 258)|
|HRP 392||Analysis of Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Health Care||D. Owens||Aut.||4|
||Qualitative Research Methods and Study Design||J. Bruce||Spr.
|Curricular Practical Training Internship
(Take over 2 consecutive quarters, usually Win. and Spr., 6 units).
|CHPR 290||Curricular Practical Training Internship
||School of Medicine Faculty||Aut.,
(Take for 2 or more quarters, 4 total units). Prerequisite: one quarter of CHPR 290.
|CHPR 399||CHPR Master's Thesis Writing
||School of Medicine Faculty||Aut.,
|CHPR subject coded Courses: Total Units||30+|
|Electives: Total Units||Varies
|M.S. in CHPR: Total Units||45+|
Sample Course Plans
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.
|CHPR 234||Applying Contemplative Practices||T. Rich||3|
|CHPR 237||Hunger & Food Insecurity||M. Landry/C. Gardner||1|
|CHPR 239||Contemplative Competence for Sustainability of Public and Planetary Health and Well-being||T. Rich||2-3|
|CHPR 113||Healthy/Sustainable Food Systems: Maximum Sustainability across Health, Economics, and Environment (alternates annually with CHPR 166. Check the Bulletin.)
|CHPR 166||Food and Society: Exploring Eating Behaviors in Social, Environmental, and Policy Context (alternates annually with CHPR 113. Check the Bulletin.)
|CHPR 212||Methods for Health Care Delivery Innovation, Implementation and Evaluation||
|CHPR 227||The Science of Community Engagement in Health Research||Goldman-Rosas||3|
|CHPR 230||Sexual Function and Diversity in Medical Disciplines||M. Stefanick
|CHPR 242||The Science of Well-being: A Global Perspective
|CHPR 130||Human Nutrition||C. Gardner||4|
|CHPR 232||Social and Structural Determinants of Health: Achieving Health Equity||S. Follis/M. Stefanick||1|
|CHPR 233||Contemplative Science: The Power of the Pause||T. Rich||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 (2 units may be considered).
- 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 30 CHPR units. CHPR units can come from any course with a CHPR subject code.
- Note re one unit courses: to maintain a robust academic program, students are discouraged from enrolling in more than 3 one-unit courses.