Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

by Charles Vega, MD

The overall objective of preventive medicine is to ensure the elimination of disease, either by preventing the opportunities for disease occurrence or by halting a disease and mitigating complications after its onset. This starts as early as infancy, ensuring frequent screenings for occult disease that can be intervened upon early and preventing complications such as nutritional deficiencies and visual deficits.

Preventive management includes establishing a rapport with adolescent populations and continuing that relationship into adulthood, at which point guideline-based screening for cancers should be completed on a regular basis, and clinically indicated labs should be drawn to prevent progression of diseases like hypercholesterolemia and diabetes.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 1:13 h
  • Quiz questions 60
  • Concept Pages 12


Your Educators of course Preventive Medicine

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Charles Vega is the Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in California, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. Currently, he is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.
Due to his achievements, he earned a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Vega teaches courses on Family Medicine.

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By Kapaya Daniel K. on 06. October 2022 for Prostate Cancer

i found it concise and informative that allows me to waste less time going through the textbook.

By Sari D. on 06. September 2021 for Infant Care

I like listening to this lecturers' videos because they are very interesting, yet they instill information in a very clinical way. Yay!

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By Khalid L. on 22. August 2021 for Preventive Medicine

Great explications with conceived informations mainly to the point and info

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By Dr Julio Warner L. on 23. January 2021 for Preventive Medicine

I found this course to be highly relevant to anyone interested in becoming a physician and anyone looking to pass the USMLE. It improves student's understand of the different types of measures that must be followed to improve patient's health. The Lecturers were experts who explained the concept with basic expression and easy to understand videos with clear instructions.