Program Schedule

Classes will take place on the UBC Vancouver campus for both traditional and distributed learning formats. You can read more about the courses here and you can view the program requirements here. Samples of recommended schedules are available below:

2018 Onwards

Term I
(Sept to Dec)
Term II
(Jan to Apr)
Term III
(May to Aug)
Term IV
(Sept to Dec)
Term V
(Jan to Apr)
SPPH 400:
Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500:
Analytic Methods in Epidemiological Research
DL elective(s) can be taken SPPH 504:
Application of Epidemiological Methods
* SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 502:
Epidemiological Methods I
SPPH 503:
Epidemiological Methods II
* SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 527 (Core Elective)
Social Determinants of Health
SPPH 522:
Topics in Environmental Health
SPPH 525:
Issues and Concepts in Public Health
*SPPH 540:
Program Planning and Evaluation
SPPH 542: (Core Elective)
Canadian Health Policy
SPPH 540:
Program Planning and Evaluation
**SPPH 553:
Foundations of Public Health Computing
Elective
Elective Elective
* SPPH 508 (Practicum) may be taken in Term III, Term IV, or part-time in terms III-IV or terms IV-V after completion of SPPH 400, or completion of 502 and 525. Core electives (minimum 3 courses out of 8 possible core elective options) can be scheduled as preferred and these are samples of schedules. Students must complete their practicum prior to one week before the end of their final courses in order for the practicum period to be student loan-eligible.

**SPPH 553 (Foundations of Public Health Computing) requires co-requisite or pre-requisite SPPH 400 or co-requisite SPPH 502.

Term I
(Sept to Dec)
Term II
(Jan to Apr)
Term III
(May to Aug)
Term IV
(Sept to Dec)
Term V
(Jan to Apr)
SPPH 400 DL:
Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500 DL:
Analytic Methods in Epidemiological Research
DL elective(s) can be taken SPPH 504 DL:
Application of Epidemiological Methods
DL elective(s) can be taken
SPPH 502 DL:
Epidemiological Methods I
Core Elective Option *SPPH 508:
Practicum
Elective *SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 525 DL:
Issues and Concepts in Public Health
Core Elective Option Elective
**SPPH 553 DL:
Foundations of Public Health Computing
Core Elective Option Elective
SPPH 503 DL:
Epidemiological Methods II

SPPH 503 DL Epidemiolgocial Methods is available in Term 1 and is offered for DL students in year 2 of their program.

* SPPH 508 (Practicum) may be taken in Term III, Term IV, or part-time in terms III-IV or terms IV-V after completion of SPPH 400, or completion of 502 and 525. Students must complete their practicum prior to one week before the end of their final courses in order for the practicum period to be student loan-eligible.

**SPPH 553 (Foundations of Public Health Computing) requires co-requisite or pre-requisite SPPH 400 or co-requisite SPPH 502.

Term I
(Sept to Dec)
Term II
(Jan to Apr)
Term III
(May to Aug)
Term IV
(Sept to Dec)
Term V
(Jan to Apr)
SPPH 400 (T+DL):
Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500 (T+DL):
Analytic Methods in Epidemiological Research
DL elective(s) can be taken SPPH 504 (T+DL):
Application of Epidemiological Methods
*SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 502 (T+DL):
Epidemiological Methods I
Core Elective Option *SPPH 508:
Practicum
Core Elective Option Core Elective Option
SPPH 525 (T+DL):
Issues and Concepts in Public Health
Core Elective Option Core Elective Option Core Elective Option
**SPPH 553 (T+DL):
Foundations of Public Health Computing
Core Elective Option Core Elective Option
SPPH 503 (DL):
Epidemiological Methods II
* SPPH 508 (Practicum) may be taken in Term III, Term IV, or part-time in terms III-IV or terms IV-V after completion of SPPH 400, or completion of 502, and 525.Students must complete their practicum prior to one week before the end of their final courses in order for the practicum period to be student loan-eligible.

**SPPH 553 (Foundations of Public Health Computing) requires co-requisite or pre-requisite SPPH 400 or co-requisite SPPH 502
Traditional = T
Distributed Learning = DL
Traditional/Distributed Learning = T+DL

2013-2017

Term I
(Sept to Dec)
Term II
(Jan to Apr)
Term III
(May to Aug)
Term IV
(Sept to Dec)
Term V
(Jan to Apr)
SPPH 400:
Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500:
Analytic Methods in Epidemiological Research
DL elective(s) can be taken * SPPH 526 DL:
Leadership In Public Health
* SPPH 526:
Leadership In Public Health
SPPH 502:
Epidemiological Methods I
SPPH 503:
Epidemiological Methods II
* SPPH 508:
Practicum
Elective * SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 524:
Biology of Public Health Diseases
SPPH 540:
Program Planning and Evaluation OR
SPPH 547:
Health Care Priority Setting
Elective
SPPH 525:
Issues in Public Health
Elective
Elective
* SPPH 508 (Practicum) may be taken in Term III, Term IV, or part-time in terms III-IV or terms IV-V after completion of SPPH 400, 502, 524, and 525. However, it is highly recommended that students with limited work experience do their practicum before taking SPPH 526. Students must complete their practicum prior to one week before the end of their final courses in order for the practicum period to be student loan-eligible.

Depending on the timing of the practicum, the program may or may not require a fourth term.

Term I
(Sept to Dec)
Term II
(Jan to Apr)
Term III
(May to Aug)
Term IV
(Sept to Dec)
Term V
(Jan to Apr)
SPPH 400 DL:
Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500 DL:
Analytic Methods in Epidemiological Research
DL elective(s) can be taken SPPH 503 DL:
Epidemiological Methods II
* SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 502 DL:
Epidemiological Methods I
SPPH 540 DL:
Program Planning and Evaluation OR
SPPH 547 DL:
Health Care Priority Setting
* SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 526 DL:
Leadership In Public Health
SPPH 524 DL:
Biology of Public Health Diseases
Elective Elective
SPPH 525 DL:
Issues in Public Health
Elective Elective
* SPPH 508 (Practicum) may be taken in Term III, Term IV, or part-time in terms III-IV or terms IV-V after completion of SPPH 400, 502, 524, and 525. However, it is highly recommended that students with limited work experience do their practicum before taking SPPH 526. Students must complete their practicum prior to one week before the end of their final courses in order for the practicum period to be student loan-eligible.

Depending on the timing of the practicum, the program may or may not require a fourth term.

Term I
(Sept to Dec)
Term II
(Jan to Apr)
Term III
(May to Aug)
Term IV
(Sept to Dec)
Term V
(Jan to Apr)
SPPH 400:
Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500:
Analytic Methods in Epidemiological Research
DL elective(s) can be taken SPPH 526 DL:
Leadership In Public Health
* SPPH 508:
Practicum
SPPH 502:
Epidemiological Methods I
SPPH 503:
Epidemiological Methods II
* SPPH 508:
Practicum
Elective
SPPH 524:
Biology of Public Health Diseases
SPPH 540 DL:
Program Planning and Evaluation OR
SPPH 547 DL:
Health Care Priority Setting
Elective
SPPH 525 DL:
Issues in Public Health
Elective Elective
* SPPH 508 (Practicum) may be taken in Term III, Term IV, or part-time in terms III-IV or terms IV-V after completion of SPPH 400, 502, 524, and 525. However, it is highly recommended that students with limited work experience do their practicum before taking SPPH 526. Students must complete their practicum prior to one week before the end of their final courses in order for the practicum period to be student loan-eligible.

Depending on the timing of the practicum, the program may or may not require a fourth term.