Bachelor of Science in Public Health

This is a four-year course, the first two years of which are given in the College of Arts and Sciences and the last two years in the College of Public Health. The course (formerly known as Bachelor of Science in Hygiene) is designed to provide students academic and practical training in the basic sciences and in the fields of science relevant to public health work such as microbiology, parasitology, environmental and occupational health, nutrition, public health administration, health promotion and education, biostatistics and epidemiology.

Admision Requirements

  1. Freshman students - Freshman applicants must be graduates of recognized secondary schools and are required to pass the U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT).
  2. Transfer students from within the University of the Philippines System (UPS) or from other universities are allowed only during the first three years of the program. The processing of applications is done only for the first semester of each school year.
    1. From within the University of the Philippines System
      1. Applicant must have a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.5 or better in all courses taken.
      2. Must submit a true copy of grades and a permit to transfer from unit and completed application form.
    2. From outside the University of the Philippines System
      1. If entry is for the first and second year levels, the student shall be allowed to validate a maximum of 18 units per semester in courses acceptable to the unit
      2. If entry is for the third year level, an applicant may qualify for admission if his GWA is "2.0" or "85%" or "B" or higher from the 66 or more units and that he has completed the required units in Algebra,Trigonometry, Physics, Zoology, Chemistry or their equivalents.
      3. An applicant is also required to submit an honorable dismissal form a transcript of records and a completed application form.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, the student must have completed 153l academic units and other requirements (e.g. for physical education and National Service Training Program.

BSPH Curriculum

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

BSPH Curriculum
Core Course Course Title Units
Comm.I/Kom.I Communication Skills 3
Soc. Sci. I Foundations of Behavioral Sciences 3
Math 17 Algebra & Trigonometry 5
History I Philippine History 3
Nat. Sci. I Foundation of Natural Science 1 3
P.E. 1   (2)
NSTP   (3)
Total   17

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
Comm. II/Kom. II Communication Skills
(Prereq:Comm.I/Kom.I)
3
Philo. 1 Philosopical Analysis 3
History II Asia and the World 3
Chem. 14 General Chemistry, lect.
(Prereq: Math 11 or equivalent)
3
Chem. 14.1 General Chemistry, lab.
(Chem. 14(co-req.))
1
Nat. Sci. II Earth, Science & Biology 3
P.E. 1   (2)
CMT 11   (1.5)
Total   17

Summer

Course Code Course Title Units
Chem 18 Gen. Chem. & Qualitative Analysis
Lect (Prereq:Chem 14)
3
Chem 18.1 Gen. Chem. & Qualitative Analysis
Lab (Prereq: Chem 14)
2
Total   5

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

Core Course Course Title Units
Comm. III/Kom. III Speech Communication
(Prereq: Comm. II/Kom. II)
3
Hum. I/Humdes I Literature, Man & Society
(Prereq: Comm. II/Kom. II)
3
Chem. 27 Elem. Quantitative Analysis, lect.
(Prereq:Chem 18)
3
Zoology 10 Fundamentals of Zoology 5
Physics 21 Basic Physics
(Prereq: Math 11 or equivalent
4
P.E. 1   (2)
CMT 11   (1.5)
Total   20

Second Semester

Core Course Course Title Units
Hum. II Art, Man & Society
(Prereq: Comm. II)
3
Chem. 31 Elem. Org. Chem, lect
(Prereq: Chem 14.1 or equivalent
3
Chem. 31.1 Elem. Org. Chem., lab
(Prereq: Chem 14.1, Chem. 31 co-req)
2
Zoology 102 Vertebrates Anatomy
Prereq: Zoo. 10)
5
Soc. Sci. II Social Econ. & Political Thought 3
P.I. 100 Life & Works of Rizal
(Prereq: Jr. standing)
3
P.E. 2   (2)
CMT 22   (1.5)
Total   19

THIRD YEAR
First Semester

Core Course Course Title Units
PH 121 Gross & Micros. Anatomy
(Prereq: Zoo. 102>
5
PH 131 Physiology
(Prereq: Consent of instructor)
2.5
PH 141 Biostatistics (Prereq: Math 11) 4
PH 151 Principles of Microbiology
(Prereq: Chem. 27/27.1 & 31/31.1,
must have taken)
4
PH 161 Biochemistry
(Prereq: Chem 18/18.1 & 31/31.1)
2.5
Total   18

Second Semester

Core Course Course Title Units
STS Science, Technology & Society
(Prereq: Nat. Nat. Sci.I/II ,
Math 1, Jr. standing)
3
PH 122 General Pathology
(Prereq: PH 121)
5
PH 152 Medical & Public Health Micro
(Prereq: PH 151)
5
PH 162 Nutrition (Prereq: Chem. 27/27.1,
PH 131 & 161)
3
PH 172 Med. Helminthology & Protozoology
(Prereq: PH 121, 131, 161)
4
Total   20

FOURTH YEAR
First Semester

Core Course Course Title Units
PH 136 Environmental Health
(Prereq: PH 152 & 172, co-req 146,
Passed, Inc., 4, 5 or must have taken)
3
PH 146 Epidemiology
((Prereq: PH 136(co-req) 141, 152, 172))
3
PH 156 Clinical Microscopy
(Prereq: PH 122, 152 & 172)
4
PH 166 Clinical Chemistry
(Prereq: PH 162)
4
PH 186 PH Adm. & Health Education
(Prereq: PH 136, 152 & 172)
3
Total   17

Second Semester

BSPH Curriculum
Core Course Course Title Units
PH 137 Radiological Health
(Prereq: Sr. standing)
1
PH 147 Genetics
(Prereq: PH 172)
2
PH 177 Medical Entomology
(Prereq: PH 172)
3
PH 199 Special Studies & Research
(Prereq: PH 136, 141, 162 & 186)
3
PH 197 Seminars
(Prereq: Must have taken the ff. courses:
PH 136, 141, 146, 152, 156, 162, 172 & 186
1
Total   15