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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Miriam Alexander
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Miriam Alexander

Presents issues and strategies involved in incorporating preventive services into primary care practice. Introduces the concept of the periodic health examination and risk assessment/risk reduction techniques applied by physicians and other health care providers in clinical settings. Intended for students who will be engaged in primary care practice and those who will manage clinical prevention programs.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss and communicate orally and in writing basic concepts in prevention in clinical medicine and evidence-based medicine
Describe the most common causes of preventable diseases and discuss the burden of preventable diseases
Identify sources and methods of development of recommendations and guidelines
Apply recommendations on methods of prevention in a clinical setting, including counseling, chemoprevention, and screening tests with an emphasis on primary and secondary prevention

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and a short paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday 5:30 - 8:30
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: residents / affiliates only
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail