Courses

AY21 academic year and COVID

We're preparing for the 2020-21 academic year with our students' health and education as top priorities. Grad Updates has current information for new and continuing graduate students.

 

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 Curricular Practical Training Internship (CHPR 290) during the Winter and Spring Quarters.

Coterminal students must fulfill the following requirements in order to enroll in Curricular Practical Training Internship (CHPR 290):

  1. Complete Research in the Community (CHPR 220)
  2. Complete or be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    1. Theoretical Foundations and Design of Behavioral Intervention Trials (CHPR 228)
    2. The Science of Community Engagement in Health Research (CHPR 227)
  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
  • 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.

NOTE re COVID and grading basis: Due to COVID challenges, in 2020-2021 students may elect to take courses for Satisfactory/No Credit and have the courses count towards their 45 units.

Required Core

Course No.

Core Course Name Faculty Quarter Units

CHPR Foundation Core
(All courses are required, except as noted for CHPR 250 and 270. Depending on prerequisites, 18-19 total units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

CHPR 200
SPRC Seminar Series Staff
Aut, Win., Spr. (2 qtrs. required, 3 encouraged)
1
CHPR 201 Introduction to the Science of Healthy Living
M. Stefanick Aut. 1
CHPR 220 Research in the Community
J. Robinson, S. Winter
Aut. 1
CHPR 222 CHPR Professional and Career Development J. Robinson Spr. 1
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 250 Prevention Across Medical Disciplines M. Stefanick Win. (Either 250 or 270 required; both are encouraged) 3
CHPR 270
Prevention Across Surgical Disciplines
M. Stefanick
Spr.
(Either 250 or 270 required; both are encouraged)
3

 

Biostatistics and Research Methods
(min. 9 units)

 

 

 

 

Students may take CHPR 247 or PEDS 202c, but not both.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students may take EPI 258 or EPI 259, but not both courses.

 

CHPR 202
R Fundamentals for Health Research L. Park
Spr.
1-2
CHPR 205 Evidence-based Medicine D. Contoupolos-Ioannidis Win. 3-4
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
CHPR 266 Advanced Statistical Methods for Observational Studies

M. Baiocchi  

D. Rogosa

Spr. 2-3
EDUC 430C Using Data to Describe the World: Descriptive Social Science Research Techniques   Spr. 3-5
EPI 216 Analytical and Practical Issues in the Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiologic Research   Spr. 2-3
EPI 225 Introduction to Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods R. Popat
Aut. 3
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
K. Sainani Aut. 3-4
EPI 261 Intermediate Biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data   Win. 3 (prereq: HRP 258)
EPI 262 Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis   Spr. 3 (prereq: HRP 258)
HRP 392 Analysis of Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Health Care   Aut. 4
PEDS 202C
Qualitative Research Methods and Study Design   Spr.
2-3
Curricular Practical Training Internship
(Take over 2 consecutive quarters, usually Win. and Spr., 6 units).  
CHPR 290 Curricular Practical Training Internship 
SPRC Faculty Aut.,
Win.,
Spr.
6
Master’s Thesis
(Take for 2 or more quarters, 4 total units). Prerequisite: one quarter of CHPR 290.
CHPR 399 CHPR Master's Thesis Writing
SPRC Faculty Aut.,
Win.,
Spr.,      Sum.
4
Core Courses: Total Units 30+
Electives: Total Units Varies
M.S. in CHPR: Total Units 45+

Sample Course Plans

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 226 Health Promotion over the Lifecourse: an Interdisciplinary Perspective M. Stefanick 3
CHPR 234 Applying Contemplative Practices T. Rich 3
CHPR 235 COVID Case Investigation and Contact Tracing (Autumn and Winter) L. Osterberg 3-6
CHPR 238 Social Media, Health, and Well-Being E. Vogel 1
CHPR 298 Directed Reading in Medicine SPRC Faculty 1-2
Winter Electives
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 232 Social and Structural Determinants of Health: Achieving Health Equity D. Maglalang 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.
  • AY20-21: due COVID challenges, students may elect to enroll for Satisfactory/No Credit grading rather than 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.