Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM)

Department of Preventive Medicine was established on May 2004. The duration of study is five years, and the students will receive Bachelor of Medicine after graduation. The department primarily focus on undergraduate education and practice. The major courses includes introduction to preventive medicine, health statistics, health toxicology, epidemiology, health regulation, public health, social medicine, medical scientific research design and thesis writing, comprehensive experiment of preventive medicine, community hygiene, medical demography, health education, health economics, health care management and public health informatics.

There are two discipline groups, one is public health group, covers occupational and environmental health, nutrition and food hygiene, child and maternity hygiene and health toxicology; another is disease control group, covers epidemiology, health statistics, social medicine and health care management. It offers 15 courses for students of preventive medicine, clinical medicine and traditional Chinese medicine majors. It also offers optional courses for students from other Schools.
DPM is equipped with many top-grade instruments, such as ICP-MS, GC-MS, HPLC, microwave extraction system and Ion chromatography system. It has five laboratories, which are physical and chemical factor testing laboratory, biotic factor inspection group, environmental factor inspection group, molecular epidemiology group, disease control and data processing center.

The research of DPM focus on the prevention and control of serious diseases. It is carrying 15 national and provincial projects. Published more than 100 articles, 20% was indexed on SCI or EI. Preventive Medicine is a discipline of practice. DPM has multiple practice base in Xiamen. Including No.175 hospital, CDC, Health Inspection of Xiamen, Women and Children's hospital. Students would have great opportunity for practice and internship.


Address: School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiang An Nan Road, Xiang An District, Xiamen 361102, Fujian Province, P.R. China

Email: sph@xmu.edu.cn        Phone: +86-0592-2181608        Fax: +86-0592-2181578