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. Introduction of your instructor:

Course created by Zuzana Bic

Principles of Public Health

Spring Quarter 2018
UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 1
4 quarter units / 2.67 semester 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.

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.

Important dates: 

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

First day of instruction: Jan 7, 2019
Last day of instruction: May 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.


Zuzana Bic, DrPH, MUDr.