Principles of Public Health

Meet the Faculty

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. http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/zbic/ Introduction of your instructor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rSLVZp0EWM&list=PLNrbDF63AP_oAr86a7SUoP...

Course created by Zuzana Bic

Principles of Public Health

PUBHLTH 1
Fall 2017
Pricing: 
$1,400
UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 1
4 quarter units

Introduces the major concepts and principles of public health and the determinants of health status in communities. Emphasizes the ecological model that focuses on the linkages and relationships among multiple natural and social determinants affecting health.

There are no prerequisites and no meetings. This online class Class is on: UCI eee/canvas platform, please find your class there.

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 the specific public health problem 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 Proctor U 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 ProctorU online. Samples of the topics: *What is Public Health? Public Health: Science, Politics, and Prevention *Analytical Methods of Public Health: The Role of Data in Public Health *Biomedical Basis of Public Health: The Resurgence of Infectious Diseases *Social and Behavioral Factors in Health: Do People Choose Their Own Health? *Environmental Issues in Public Health: A Clean Air Environment: The Basis of Public Health *Medical Care and Public Health: Public Health and the Aging Population *The Future of Public Health: Public Health in the Twenty-First Century: Achievements and Challenges.

Online proctoring by ProctorU: Costs vary depending on number and length of exam. Average cost is between $20 and $60 per course.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: May 22, 2017  
Registration ends: Sep 27, 2017
First day of instruction: Sep 28, 2017
Last day of instruction: Dec 8, 2017

Syllabus: 

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: 
There are no prerequisites and no meetings. This is an online class. 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 the specific public health problem 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.
Prerequisites: 
None
Instructor(s): 

Zuzana Bic, DrPH, MUDr.