Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Disease Processes, Prevention and Treatment (DPPT)
DPPT is an integrated course which includes faculty from many NJMS departments.This is the largest course in the second year curriculum and is taught from mid-October through the second week of March. The course is comprised of 8 “Units”; topics include medicine, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology, and preventive medicine. The course meets almost every weekday during this time period, and during the past 5 years has typically has included 186 lectures, 7 case discussions/presentations, 7 laboratories, a required on-line diet exercise, required “Nutrition-in-Medicine website learning, and 8 unit examinations. Thus, a considerable effort is required to update and offer this course each year. Two of the 5 Course Co-Directors (Bogden & Holland) are members of the DPMCH. In addition to Drs. Bogden and Holland, other members of the Department who teach in this course include Drs. Fleming, Halperin, Marcus, Sinha, Thomas, and Wenger.