Electives

Students have the opportunity to choose from an extensive list of elective courses in addition to the core and specialization courses required for the program in which they are enrolled. For more information about all of the requirements of each program, please refer to Programs.

A broad selection of additional courses offered by other faculties on campus are also included in the list.

For a full list of University of Alberta course descriptions, including pre-requisites, please check the Course Listings in the University of Alberta Calendar. For more information about all of the requirements of each program, please refer to Programs.

  • SPH 416/516 One Health
  • SPH 500 Introduction to Health Policy and Management 
  • SPH 501 Determinants of Health 
  • SPH 503 Introduction to Health Promotion Research 
  • SPH 504 Health Promotion, Planning and Evaluation 
  • SPH 506 Public Health Biology 
  • SPH 510 Health Promotion with Communities
  • SPH 511 Environmental Contaminant Exposure Assessment 
  • SPH 512 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • SPH 514 Introduction to Environmental Health
  • SPH 517 Strategies in Health Promotion Practice 
  • SPH 518/608 Psychosocial Perspectives on Health 
  • SPH 518 Psychosocial Perspectives on Health
  • SPH 519 Biostatistics I 
  • SPH 520 Occupational Environmental Diseases 
  • SPH 521 Occupational Hygiene
  • SPH 522 Principles of Toxicology 
  • SPH 523 Advocacy for Public Health
  • SPH 525 Public Health Nutrition 
  • SPH 527 Food Safety 
  • SPH 531 Statistical Methods in Health Research
  • SPH 533/633 Risk Communication 
  • SPH 542 Case Studies in Primary Health Care 
  • SPH 550 Introduction to Health Care Finance 
  • SPH 555 Foundations of Public Health Research 
  • SPH 561 Cancer Epidemiology
  • SPH 561 Genetic Epidemiology
  • SPH 561 HIV, a Public Health Perspective 
  • SPH 561 Vaccine Preventable Diseases 
  • SPH 561 Application of Leadership and Management Theory to Current Issues in Health Systems 
  • SPH 561 Environmental Epidemiology 
  • SPH 566 Conducting Research in Health Promotion II 
  • SPH 566 Health, Community and Development 
  • SPH 566 Health Promotion with People in Low-Resources Countries 
  • SPH 566 Interdisciplinary Health Promotion Field School in Zambia 
  • SPH 566 Microbial Risk Assessment for Risk Management 
  • SPH 570 Introduction to Health Care Economics 
  • SPH 570 Introduction to Health Care Finance 
  • SPH 580 Management and Design of Health Care Organizations 
  • SPH 581 Public Health Leadership 
  • SPH 582 Human Resources for Public Health 
  • SPH 593 Issues in Injury Control 
  • SPH 596 Epidemiology Methods I
  • SPH 597 Fundamentals of Epidemiology for Public Health
  • SPH 598 Field Practicum
  • SPH 599 Capping Project
  • SPH 600 Health Policy Development 
  • SPH 601 Comparative Health Systems 
  • SPH 602 Engaged Scholarship of Health 
  • SPH 603 Scientific Communication in Public Health 
  • SPH 604 Advanced Theory and Research Methods in Public Health
  • SPH 605 Public Health Law and Administration 
  • SPH 607 Introduction to Engaged Scholarship 
  • SPH 610 Applied Engaged Scholarship to Specific Research Projects 
  • SPH 618 Diversity and Health in Families and Community 
  • SPH 619 Biostatistics II 
  • SPH 622 Theory and Practice of Health Promotion Interventions 
  • SPH 623 Qualitative and Community-Based Approaches in Health Research 
  • SPH 631 Health Program Evaluation 
  • SPH 640 Introduction to Global Health 
  • SPH 641 Global Health Project Development 
  • SPH 671 Economic Evaluation of Health Care
  • SPH 673 Technological Assessment for Health Care 
  • SPH 680 Healthcare Marketing and Planning 
  • SPH 685 Methods for the Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life 
  • SPH 693 Critical Appraisal of Health Sciences Literature in Epidemiology 
  • SPH 696 Epidemiology Methods II 
  • SPH 696 B1 Epidemiology Methods II 
  • SPH 697 Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases 
  • SPH 699 Use and Analysis of Linked Administrative Health Data
  • SPH 719 Biostatistics III 
  • SPH 766 Advanced Epidemiology Methods 


INT D 670: Research Ethics


MED 600 - Advanced Clinical Trials II (*3)


PERLS 541 - Social Cognitive Approaches to Health Promoting Behaviors (*3) 

PERLS 582 - Graduate Seminar: A Seminar in Current Factors, Problems and Issues (*3)


SOC 609 - Multivariate Analyses (*3) 

SOC 616 - Structural Equation Modeling with LISREL (*3)


STAT 532 - Survival Analysis (*3) 

STAT 561 - Sample Survey Methodology (*3) 

STAT 568 - Design and Analysis of Experiments (*3)