|Course Name:||Principles & Practice of Preventive Medicine|
|Coordinator(s):||Judy Savageau MPH Primary|
|Department:||Family Medicine & Community Health|
|Sites Available:||UMMHC & Mass Dept. of Public Health Boston|
|Months Offered:||May, June, Sept through April ( No July and Aug) |
|Number of Students / Month:||1-2|
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 3rd year clerkships|
* Offered to UMass Students Only
|Elective Description: To provide students with an overview of the basic principles and practice of preventive medicine and public health. To improve students’ knowledge and skills in selected areas of clinical preventive medicine commonly encountered in primary care practice: |
To develop the basic skills required to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of the delivery of preventive services in the primary care setting:
- The basic principles of patient-centered counseling to promote health behavior change.
- Exercise physiology, assessment and prescription.
- Nutritional counseling.
- Evaluation and management of dyslipidemias.
- Administrative office systems to support the delivery of clinical preventive service.
- Review and evaluation of evidence supporting proposed approaches to preventive services.
- Design and analysis of surveys of clinical providers and patients.
- Development and presentation of recommendations for improving the quality of preventive services.
|Note: * Offered to UMass Students Only|
|Location: UMMHC & Mass Dept. of Public Health Boston|
|Website: Department of Family Medicine & Community Health http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/ |