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Preventive Medicine

Section 2: Knowledge (basic knowledge required in all areas; extensive knowledge in at least one area) 

  • Etiology and prevention of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, occupational/environmental conditions, injuries, accidents, pre-natal and peri-natal conditions

  • Models of individual and group health-related behavior and behavior modification, methods for individual, community and population based needs assessment

  • Models for community organizing and advocacy, strategies for increasing access to primary and preventive care, methods for improving quality of care

  • Impact of managed care on access to preventive services, access to preventive services in special populations

  • Research methods appropriate for studying health promotion and disease prevention, including descriptive, cross-sectional, case control, prospective and retrospective cohort studies and clinical trials

  • Models for administration and management of public health programs, including budgetary, financial and personnel management

  • History, organization, function, economics and politics of the public health and medical care systems in Massachusetts and the USA

  • Global health care issues and strategies for addressing lack of access to primary and preventive services in developing countries