Case Studies in Public Health Practice

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Zuzana Bic

Dr. Zuzana Bic has doctorate degrees in both Public Health and Medicine. She is the co-author of the book No More Headaches, No More Migraines and co-editor of the books 1) Educating Instead of Medicating in Public Health, 2) Public Health Program in the Corporate World and she is the editor of the book Nutrition and Global Health. Dr. Bic studies the impact and application of "Lifestyle Medicine" (nutrition, physical activity. stress management) on slowing the process of aging and developing of other chronic diseases ( headaches, diabetes II, cardiovascular diseases. osteoporosis, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, cancer, depression, drug abuse, and others). She is also working to develop health literacy program for the general public. She developed online classes for Public Health and MOOC. She is a Director of Student Experience in Public Health Practice and is the advisor for students' Public Health Association at UCI.
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Case Studies in Public Health Practice

Spring Quarter 2018
UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 2
4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units

Presents case studies in various themes of public health practice to demonstrate how the principles of public health were established and continue to evolve.

Public Health Sciences and Public Health Policy majors have first consideration for enrollment. Course Requirements: Lectures, Links and Videos each week, Discussion Forum assigned topic each week, Presentation a 5-minute audio narrative PowerPoint presentation with 6-10 slides and a peer review evaluation of a classmate’s presentation, Research Paper based on a 6 step analysis and will be the same topic as presentation, Active Participation each week, Quizzes 10 questions each for 7 quizzes, Exams midterm and final exam; $15 fee for ProctorU for each exam, Extra Credit up to 9 points of possible extra credit *More detailed information at the extended syllabus at your class website.

Midterm and Final exam - Each exam will consist of 60 questions with 60 points. You will have 60 minutes and you will take the exams with Proctor U online. Please click here for a sample of student's work

Some Examples on the Cases and Topics to be covered in the class:

  1. Global Health Systems and Analysis of Public Health Cases
  2. Assessment Cases: A Feasibility Study of Routine Screening for HIV in an Urban Emergency Department
  3. Policy Development Cases: An Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Paraguay:
  4. Assurance Cases : Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Elderly: A Public Health Perspective
  5. Ethics Cases: Health Care Ethics Committee
  6. Cases on Leadership: AIDSCAP Nepal
  7. Cases on Global Health:
    • Saving Mothers’ Lives in Sri Lanka.
    • Preventing Diarrheal Deaths in Egypt.
    • Controlling Trachoma in Morocco.
    • Reducing Guinea Worm in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Controlling Chagas Disease in the Southern Cone of South America.
    • Preventing Dental Caries in Jamaica
Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 23, 2018
Registration ends: Jan 6, 2019

First day of instruction: Jan 7, 2019
Last day of instruction: Mar 15, 2019


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Additional course fees: 

Online proctoring by ProctorU: Costs vary; average cost is between $20 and $60 per course.

Course meeting requirements: 
Online class - no meetings Class is on : UCI eee/canvas platform.

Zuzana Bic, DrPH, MUDr.