305.623.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
Th 5:30:00 PM
  • Faculty
    Miriam Alexander
  • TA Information

    Laura Sander, MD, MPH;; cell: 215-287-9996 | office 410-955-3903

  • Course Learning Objectives

    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
  • Course Description
    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.
  • Intended Audience

    Intended for residents and affiliates in the OMR and GPM Residency program

    Physicians or others with clinical experience who will see patients in a primary care setting or preventive medicine residents who will be involved in implementing preventive clinical policies.

  • Methods of Assessment

    20%     Critical Review of Literature Assignment

    30%     PowerPoint Presentation (Instructor & Student Evaluation)

    20%     Midterm Quiz on Clinical Prevention PPT Presentations

    20%     Editorial or Commentary

    10%     Attendance/Participation

    Note: You will receive 5% off for each day late of an assignment    

    Absence Policy:  All absences (excused or unexcused) will require make-up work. Please discuss with Laura.                         

  • Required Text(s)

    Recommended Reference: Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2012 (Abridged recs of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force). Available online here: Available for your mobile device here: 

    Other required readings and optional will be distributed via this course website.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Files from the Online Library
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    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Course topics

    Introduction to Clinical Preventive Medicine

    Primary Care and Prevention's Role in Health Care Reform

    Sources and Methods of Developing Recommendations

    Sufficiency of Evidence

    Critical Review of Literature

    Effective Communication

    Clinical Prevention of Leading Causes of Leading, Actual Causes of Death, and Disease Burden

    Politics of Prevention

    Diet, Nutrition and Physical Inactivity


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