Department of Public Health Sciences

Department Professional Courses

These courses are intended for Medical Students

Professional Courses (SPH)

465. Community Health Preceptorship (3-18)

Clinical activity—full time (2-12 weeks). Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student. Students participate at the state or county health department or other public health organization in ongoing investigations into current public health problems, e.g., birth defects, cancer control, diabetes, hypertension, injury control, infectious diseases, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and smoking and tobacco use control. (H/P/F grading only.)—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.) McCurdy and faculty

466. Occupational and Environmental Medicine Elective (6-12)

Clinical and laboratory experience—full time (4 to 8 weeks). Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student and consent of instructor. Participate in activities of Occupational and Environmental Health Unit. Major activity is involvement in an epidemiologic research project of the University. Also participate in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at UCD Medical Center and other sites as arranged. (H/P/F grading only.)—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.) McCurdy and faculty

470. Clinical Selective in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (3-6)

Clinical activity—9-18 hours. Prerequisite: fourth-year medical students in good academic standing; consent of instructor. Outpatient clinical experience in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UCDMC and other sites as arranged. Participants will gain experience in evaluating occ/env medical conditions, use of medical literature resources, the worker's compensation system, and toxicological principles. Students may take up to four weeks for six units. Limited enrollment. (H/P/F grading only.)—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.) McCurdy and faculty

480. Insights in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (1-3)

Clinical activity—3-9 hours. Prerequisite: first- or second-year medical student in good academic standing; consent of instructor. Students will observe and participate in research and clinical activities in occupational and environmental medicine which include conferences, occupational and environmental medicine clinical activities and field visits. Students develop and present small individual research projects. (P/F grading only.)—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.) McCurdy and faculty

495. International Health (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: medical student in good standing. Forum for learning health issues and health care systems in other countries. Topics include health care for refugees, the impact of political strife on health, the health care professional in international settings. (P/F grading only.)—III. (III.) Schenker , Koga

496. Current Issues in Public Health (1)

Lecture/discussion—1 hour. Topical issues in public health. Speakers from the local public health community address issues such as disease control programs, access to care. May be repeated up to three times for credit. (P/F grading only.)—I, II, III, IV. McCurdy, Schenker, Leistikow, Kass

498. Study in Public Health Sciences(1-6)

Prerequisite: medical student in good standing and consent of instructor. Study and experience for medical students in areas in community and international health. May be repeated for credit.
(H/P/F grading only.)

499. Research in Public Health Sciences(1-9)

Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. Student will work with faculty member in areas of research interest, including but not limited to injury control, international health, health policy, occupational and environmental health, health promotion and wellness, women’s health, and health demographics. (H/P/F grading only.)