Faculty of Preventive Medicine
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At present about 1176 students of 1-6 courses study at the faculty in the following areas of training:
medical and preventive care – (968 students), biochemistry – (136 students), biophysics – (72 students).
In 1930, with the creation of the 1st Moscow Medical Institute, a new sanitary-preventive faculty was formed. In 1935 it was renamed as sanitary and hygienic, and in 1992 it was medico-preventive. The faculty, which trains sanitary doctors (hygienists and epidemiologists), became the first in the history of world medical education. Its specialists are tasked to develop a preventive direction in health care.
The deans of the faculty were outstanding hygienists and health care organizers: I.D. Strashun, A.V. Molkov, G.A. Miterev, A.E. Belousov, G.I. Rumyantsev, A.M. Bolshakov, V.F. Kirillov. Since 2000, the faculty is headed by Professor Yu.V. Nesvizh. Training of future doctors is conducted in 15 departments. The faculty has 181 lecturers, of which 4 are academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 45 professors, 63 associate professors, 161 employees have a doctoral and PhD degree.
The faculty continue to develop the traditions of scientific schools founded by the outstanding scientists of F.F. Erisman, N.A. Semashko, A.V. Molkov, Z.I. Izraelson, S.N. Cherkinsky, E.M. Tareev and others. A wide range of scientific problems are being worked on in the departments.
Rational nutrition of certain groups of the population, nutritional and biological value of new food products, clinical nutrition, occupational hygiene, industrial toxicology and physiology of labor, mechanisms of adaptation and intoxication syndromes in acute intestinal invasions of a bacterial nature, development of documents of sanitary legislation, research on the etiology of diseases, caused by conditionally pathogenic microbes, scientific foundations of environmental hygiene and occupational diseases, work organization and training whose general practitioners and family doctors, to examine the relationship of molecular genetic and population levels in the life of infectious diseases, research in the field of neurology, hepatology, pulmonology, rheumatology, occupational diseases.
About 600 people study at the medical preventive faculty. In addition to compulsory disciplines, the curriculum provides for elective courses (electives), which allow everyone to improve their training in the field of interest.
In order to improve their skills, fifth-year students undergo summer practice in the centers of sanitary and epidemiological surveillance, and fourth-year students – at stations and substations of the “First Aid”. Every year, 100 graduates who have received the specialty “Hygiene, Sanitation and Epidemiology” are sent to sanitary and epidemiological surveillance centers, research institutes, and various institutions of practical public health.
Departments of Faculty of Preventive Medicine: