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  • Professional Development

    We offer coursework in various topics with specialized instruction to satisfy your continuing education or salary point requirements. This includes topics such as Common Core, Classroom Management, Differentiation, and In-Service Course Credit. Click here to see when the ...

  • Basic Sciences

    Extension’s basic science courses will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to meet your goals. Explore courses in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, and more. Our online courses are comprehensive, yet flexible, to meet the needs of busy...

Certificates & Programs

  • Medical Coding

    During this trying time, UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our Fall courses to an online or hybrid format. Online classes will have pre-recorded lectur...

Courses

  • Lab: Anatomy & Physiology - FPM-40559

    This Lab is to accompany the Anatomy & Physiology course (FPM-40535) and should be taken together. Lab Objectives: Develop a visual knowledge of body structure at the cellular, tissue, organ, & system levels. Understand the gross & microscopic approach to Anatomy & Physiolo...

  • Human Anatomy - BILD-X13

    This course presents an integrated introduction to the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs of the human body. Systems covered will include the musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. The functional prop...

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health - FPM-40320

    This course is designed to develop an integrated understanding of human structure and function, and an appreciation for the close interrelationship between anatomy and physiology. Clinical examples utilized in the course will assist students in learning that the disease pro...

  • Medical Terminology: An Anatomy and Physiology Approach - FPM-40632

    Using an anatomy and physiology systems approach, this course reviews common terms associated with medical practice, research, and different healthcare settings. The goal: to better prepare individuals to be productive in healthcare work environments. Students should be able t...

  • Anatomy and Physiology - FPM-40535

    This course is designed to develop an integrated understanding of human structure and function, and an appreciation for the close interrelationship between anatomy and physiology. Clinical examples utilized in the course will assist students in learning that the disease proces...

  • CT: Science of Clinical Trials Design - FPM-40205

    This course reviews the nuts-and-bolts of effective clinical trial design and the basic anatomy of a clinical trial. Topics include trial designs by stage in drug/device development; the various types of trial designs and when they apply; defining the hypothesis and study obj...

  • Animal Illustration - ART-40162

    Animal Illustration 9 weeks | $295 | In-Class Focus for Spring 2021: PAINTING ANIMALS IN WATERCOLOR.  Learn how to capture the spirit of animals in your artwork with a focus on using watercolor.  This course will introduce the fundamental skills of depicting animals, in...

  • Design I: Type & Symbol - ART-40722

    Design I: Type & Symbol 9 Weeks | $695 | Online and In-class Typography, symbol, logo This course covers the fundamentals of typography, including basic vocabulary of type and the anatomy of letters. The history of typographic forms, principles of composition, and the...

  • LCERP: Science of Suck - RMED-80008

    In this course the head and neck anatomy of the infant is discussed and compared to adult oral anatomy. Sucking patterns are investigated and related to the transfer of milk during a feeding session. Both normal and abnormal development are looked at and that information is ap...

  • Overview of Medical Practice - FPM-40415

    A comprehensive overview of the clinical practice of medicine, this course is designed for those who would like to enhance their knowledge of the medical field and the health care system in the U.S. The course bridges the gap between industry practice, academic medicine, advan...

  • Psyched about Psychology - WKSP-90138

    In response to COVID-19 health guidelines, we have restructured most of our in-person Junior Academy workshops as online courses. This in-person workshop has been canceled and will not be offered as an online course. Please see our available online courses to find other topi...

  • LCERP: Anatomy and Physiology for the Lactation Consultant - RMED-80001

    This course is designed for the practicing lactation consultant and gives an a overview of breast development, stages of lactation, the hormones of lactation, breast surgeries, and stages of breast milk production. This vital information often is the key to understanding the b...

  • Medical English I - LING-40020

    This first online course in a series of three focuses on the vocabulary and communication associated with the respiratory, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems.  It is designed for non-native speakers of English in the medical and healthcare professions who need to use Engli...

  • Medical English II - LING-40121

    This second online course in a series of three focuses on the vocabulary and communication associated with the skin, lymphatic/hematic, and urinary systems.  It is designed for non-native speakers of English in the medical and healthcare professions who need to use English for...

  • Medical English III - LING-40122

    This third online course in a series of three focuses on the vocabulary and communication associated with the nervous, digestive, and cardiovascular systems.  It is designed for non-native speakers of English in the medical and healthcare professions who need to use English fo...

  • Human Anatomy - BIOL-40366

    Gain a basic understanding of how the human body works. This course is designed to cover the fundamental concepts of human physiology. A general overview of most of the systems of the human body will be presented along with a discussion about regulation and the medical relevan...

  • Applied Immunology - BIOL-40371

    Innovative immunological approaches aimed at modifying immune response will continue to play a significant role in the future of biomedical, medicine, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industries. This course will examine central concepts in mammalian immunology and discus...

  • Coding Practicum - MEDC-40023

    This course will recapitulate and reinforce coding concepts previously learned in order to prepare students for entry into the medical coding industry and to take a national credentialing exam. By the end of this course, the student will be able to: •  Accurately and effici...

  • Lactation Education Counselor - RMED-40029

    This comprehensive 45 hour course prepares health professionals and other interested individuals to become lactation counselors. It furnishes the basic information necessary to promote breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging th...

  • Using Artistic Expression in Science - ART-90054

    In response to COVID-19 health guidelines, we have restructured most of our in-person Junior Academy workshops as online courses. This in-person workshop has been canceled and will not be offered as an online course. Please see our available online courses to find other topi...

  • Slimy Sea Creatures - SIO-90029

    Explore the World of Slimy Sea Creatures   Invertebrates like octopuses, jellyfish and squid have fascinating adaptations for life in their ocean ecosystems. Take on the role of marine biologist as you learn about how slimy sea creatures survive and thrive. Students will o...

  • Cross Platform Development with C# - CSE-41348

    The evolution of XAMARIN to .NET MAUI, a technology supported by Microsoft, provides a single framework for building the UIs for mobile and desktop applications. The MAUI library abstracts the details of the underlying platform away from your code, it enables you to implemen...

Instructors

  • Hunt, Jonathan David

    Jon Hunt teaches Adobe Photoshop I: Introduction for the Communication Design certificate program. Jon is the author and/or illustrator of eleven picture books for children. His illustrations have been used on book jackets, collectible card games, role playing manuals and...

News, Events, Blogs

  • Now on UCSD-TV: Alzheimer’s disease, examining its growing impact and implications

    An estimated five million Americans, including some 60,000 in San Diego, have Alzheimer’s disease. With the Boomer generation fast becoming "of a certain age," that number is expected to rise dramatically. The societal impact will doubtless be widespread, not just in the ho...

  • Now on UCSD-TV: 'Health Matters: Brain Tumors, Tractography, and Surgery'

    Historically, neurosurgeons have had little information available to help navigate through the brain during surgery. New technologies are now allowing them to design more direct trajectories to brain tumors and safely remove more of the tumor minimizing damage to healthy ...

  • Panelists to med school prospects: Persistence counts

    Approaches to a career in medicine can be many and varied. That was the underlying theme of “The Persistence Factor: Alternative Pathways to Your Medical Career,” a Nov. 12 panel discussion aimed at prospective medical school students. Presented by UC San Diego Extension...

  • Sally Ride Science Gets Hands-On

    By Margaret King Local girls and their parents had some hands-on fun exploring astronomy, oceanography, robotics and more during an Open House previewing summer workshops from Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego . The event May 13 at Mission Bay High School in Paci...

  • STEM Program Guides High School Senior on the Path to Medicine

    By Stephanie Stevens Name:  Ruchi Agashe Age:  17 High School:  Canyon Crest Academy   The numbers don’t lie:  women and students of color are underrepresented in most STEM fields . The reasons are complex, but a key component to increasing equity i...

  • Building a Career in STEM One Experience at a Time

    By Stephanie Stevens   Name: Richa Upadhyay Age: 17 High School: La Costa Canyon High School Understanding how people’s minds work – both psychologically and biologically – is a passion of Richa Upadhyay. And while most incoming college freshman...

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