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 as soon as possible 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 18


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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Good explanation
By Hilda Maria P. on 10. October 2023 for Colorectal Cancer Screening

It is a very important matter. Profesor teached very clearly and simple. Focused in the patient and statistics. Congratulations.

Great videos
By Tionette A. on 23. March 2023 for Preventive Medicine

The videos were concise and informative I really enjoyed watching the videos

By Jose F. on 20. January 2023 for Preventive Medicine

Short, key videos. They touch important points without being overwhelming

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

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