BIOLOGY 134: Nutrition and Health for Health Sciences

Contact information

Instructor: Trinh Tran, PhD., Biology Department

Office: On Ocean Campus, Science Hall, Room 317

Phone number: 415-239-3603

Email (preferred):

1) You can email me through CANVAS once you have logged into the course, or

2) You can email me at: anytime.

I check both accounts daily and will respond within 48 hours, usually. These are the best ways to reach me.


You can leave me a voicemail at (415) 239-3603. If you need to contact me urgently, then please email instead.

Office Hours:

I hold office hours Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm on the Ocean Campus in Science 317. If you cannot attend regularly scheduled office hours but would like to meet in person, then please email me to arrange an appointment.

Course information

Important dates

This is a full semester, 18 weeks of online course with an optional orientation. The semester begins on January 14, 2019. Lecture material is accessed online. Optional in-person orientation is on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, on Ocean Campus, Science Hall, room 310.


Please read the Spring 2019 Syllabus which includes a link to the semester schedule, required materials, course policies including grading and attendance, and more.

Online Course Readiness

Online learning is a great option but it’s not for everyone. Success in an online class requires that you be extraordinarily self-motivated and have excellent time-management skills. Take an Online Course Readiness Quiz to help confirm that online learning is right for you.

Access the Course

CCSF uses an online course management system called CANVAS. This is where you will login to the course to access course content. You will need a RAM ID to log in to Canvas. Claim your RAM ID and/or login to Canvas. If you are unable to login after following those instructions, then you can visit the CCSF Online Course Support Center for help.


The lecture and laboratory portions of this course are designed to maximize accessibility, and your instructor is committed to accommodating students with special needs. CCSF has programs that support Disabled Students and support services for veterans and additional support services for students.