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Fundamentals of Clinical Preventive Medicine

East Baltimore
1st term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Friday,  9:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Clarence Lam

Students must complete at least 2 credits in the prerequisite Special Studies in General Preventive Medicine (550.880 or 550.890) prior to enrolling in this course. Special exceptions may be granted by the course director(s)/instructor(s).


Examines the complex interplay between clinical preventive medicine, population medicine, and the practice of public health. Covers core topics for practice and for the preventive medicine board examination: prevention at the individual and community level; an evidence-based policy approach to prevention; and the creation and use of clinical governance standards and practice guidelines for prevention. Covers high-yield topics in short modules that employ a clinical prevention frame, including the latest science and best practices in traditional as well as more modern disease prevention topics.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe how health policy and politics impact recommendations for, availability of, and provision of preventive services within the U.S. healthcare system
  2. Apply evidence-based resources for prevention at the community level
  3. Identify key guidelines and evidence governing preventive service provision for patients
  4. Explain the concepts and evidence underlying clinical preventive guidelines
  5. Describe the core concepts of lifestyle medicine including and identify the leading causes of death related to lifestyle-prevalence illness
  6. Apply skills and knowledge in motivational interviewing to engage in behavioral change and promoting environments that support healthy lifestyle choices among patients
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 15% Participation
  • 50% Assignments
  • 35% Final Exam

Enrollment Restriction:

Residents and affiliates of the Hopkins GPMR program, and by special approval, Hopkins clinicians who are interested in preventive medicine and population health

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

No consent required for currently-enrolled GPMR Residents and affiliates; all other students please seek consent

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Course meets regularly on Friday mornings but two sessions per course will be held on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, to accommodate guest speaker clinic schedules. Held in departmental conference room in 615 N. Wolfe Street Building