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Fundamentals of Clinical Preventive Medicine

East Baltimore
4th term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  5:30 - 8:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Miriam Alexander
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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss and communicate orally and in writing basic concepts in prevention in clinical medicine and evidence-based medicine
  2. Describe the most common causes of preventable diseases and discuss the burden of preventable diseases
  3. Identify sources and methods of development of recommendations and guidelines
  4. 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.

Enrollment Restriction:

residents / affiliates only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required