This course will introduce you to the principles underlying the science of preventive medicine, as embodied in the methodology of epidemiology and biostatistics. The goal is to give you the skills required to be critical readers of the medical literature. While these skills are broadly applicable to all of clinical medicine, we will be teaching them in the context of health promotion and preventive medicine, because the ‘population-based’ approach is directly relevant to prevention and public health; because prevention is, in general, less widely emphasized in the rest of the curriculum; and because the clinical issues in prevention should be more meaningful to first year students, since most of you have not yet taken care of patients.
Education / Training
Paul R. Marantz, MD, MPH