Ph.D. Fundamental Areas of Study
The fundamental areas of study for the Ph.D. in Public Health Genetics are human genetics and public health.
Human genetics includes molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics tools related to genetics. Public health includes epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health services. All students in the program will be expected to have training in these areas as a basis for their more focused study in the core knowledge areas.
Students will be required to take at least 17 course units in the fundamental areas during their first two years.HG = Human Genetics; PH = Public Health
|Course||Course name / Link to catalog description||Quarter
|PHG 551||Human Genomics: Science, Ethics, and Society||Autumn||HG||4|
|GENOME 565||Advanced Human Genetics||Winter||HG||4|
|EPI 511||Introduction to Epidemiology||Autumn||Website||PH||4|
|EPI 512/513||Epidemiologic Methods I & II||Autumn
|BIOST 511||Medical Biometry I||Autumn||PH||4|
|BIOST 517||Applied Biostatistics I||Autumn||PH||4|
|ENVH 511||Environmental and Occupational Health||Winter||Website||PH||3|
|HSERV 511||Introduction to Health Services and Public Health||Autumn||PH||3 - 4|
Technologies for Genome Analysis
Prerequisites: GENOME 551 & GENOME 559
|PHG 536||Bioinformatics and Gene Sequence Analysis||Spring||Website||HG||3|
|BIOST 512/513||Medical Biometry II & III||Winter
|BIOST 518||Applied Biostatistics II||Spring||PH||4|
Ph.D. students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in written communication for a multidisciplinary audience. Students who require additional training in this competency may be required to complete a three-credit course in Technical Communications, TC 509, Writing the Scientific Article.