Undergraduate and graduate programs in occupational and environmental health span several UC Davis schools and departments. Faculty from the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine teach courses in epidemiology, pharmacology, and public health. Additional education is provided by professional and public continuing education programs including via distance learning modalities.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering: Masters and PhD
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is recognized as the leading one of its kind in the western United States and is consistently viewed as one of the top biological/agricultural engineering departments in the world. As you browse the descriptions of our various academic programs, you will notice a common theme in all our missions-integration of engineering principles with biological systems. Our department enjoys the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In this environment, where collaboration is the rule, we interact with colleagues in both engineering and biological sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to our teaching and research.
Epidemiology: Masters and PhD
Epidemiology combines concepts and methods of human and veterinary medicine, biology, mathematics, statistics, and economics to investigate distributions and determinants of health, disease, injury, and impaired productivity in populations, and to recommend actions for prevention or control measures.
Migration and Health: Professional Certificate
Migration is a global phenomenon involving hundreds of millions of people, with major social and economic impacts on both countries of origin and destination. This innovative program, offered in collaboration with the UC Center of Expertise on Migration and Health, explores the relationship between migration, health and disease. Examine the health consequences of migration, and learn about best practices in intervention and treatment to improve health outcomes among these vulnerable populations and the communities in which they reside. Delivered in an engaging online format, courses bring together participants from diverse organizational settings and geographic areas to share their concerns and consult on solutions. Participants move through the content as a cohort, while retaining freedom over the time and place of study. This type of model offers rich opportunities for interaction among professional peers and faculty.
Pharmacology and Toxicology: Masters and PhD
Pharmacology entails the study of the interaction of chemicals with biological systems to produce a favorable response-such as treatment of a disease. Similarly, toxicology focuses on studying the interactions of chemicals with biological systems that produce deleterious effects. Pharmacology and Toxicology are highly interdisciplinary sciences, drawing upon several closely related areas including biochemistry, chemistry, physiology, and cell biology.
Public Health: Masters
The UCD MPH program is designed for people interested in disease prevention and community health. The program includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, health services and administration, and social and behavioral science, and prepares students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and medicine.