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Module 3: Taking A Preventive History
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After completing this module, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of prevention in terms of health outcomes and economic impact
  2. Describe strategies for incorporating prevention into healthcare settings
  3. Describe and categorize the essential elements of a preventive history
  4. Take a preventive history and develop a prevention plan
  5. Identify age-specific Preventive History using the Life Course Preventive History Chart
  6. Explain the role of the US Preventive Services Task Force in improving health outcomes


Class Lecture Material

Evidence Based Prevention (Video - 7:57 minutes)

Evidence Based Prevention (PowerPoint)

Evidence Based Prevention Transcript (PDF)


Incorporating Preventive History (Video - 19:00 minutes)

Incorporating Preventive History (PowerPoint)

Incorporating Preventive History Transcript (PDF)


Supplemental Material

Taking a Preventive History (Video - 7:03 minutes)

Age-Specific Preventive History Chart: Adult

Age-Specific Preventive History Chart: Child and Adolescent



Taking a Preventive History - PowerPoint References (PDF)

Taking a Preventive History - Resources (PDF)


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