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Population-based approach to medicine. (Images adapted by M. Nguyen.)
Highlights of this Course

Back in simpler times, doctors took care of their patients one visit at a time.  Rarely did they feel compelled to pay much attention to the larger communities to which their patients belonged.  That was left to public health professionals, if they existed.  More recently, however, it's become abundantly clear that practicing high quality, cost-effective medicine requires us to look beyond our patients to see a whole population of people in need of our attention. 

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to shift your attention away from the pathophysiologic effects of disease on individuals, and refocus it on a much bigger question: what connection will you and your patients have with the health of the public?  In this course, we will use the elderly as a model population to explore the intersection between clinical practice and population medicine. 

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Richard Glickman-Simon
Richard Dupee
Margo Woods
Ruth Palombo
Course Length
16 Hours
Second year