What is Education?

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The Department of Preventive Medicine plays a critical role in advancing the University’s educational mission by:

Teaching in the Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum

We teach the following topics in the curriculum for medical students (M1- M4 classes):

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics (Genetic epidemiology)
  • Critical Review of the Medical Literature

These topics are covered in different formats (lecture, small group, Team Based Learning, or journal club) depending on the specific course or year in the medical school curriculum. For additional information on the current medical school curriculum please visit the Office of Medical Education website.

Offering a Master of Science in Epidemiology

The Department offers a 36-credit hour Master’s program designed to provide in-depth clinical research design, measurement and analysis skills.

Offering a Certificate in Clinical Research

The Department offers a 12-credit hour online non-degree program designed to provide initial clinical research skills and training to healthcare professionals.

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Teresa M. Waters, PhD
Department of
Preventive Medicine
66 N. Pauline Street, Suite 633
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5900