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A Review of Men’s Health Curricula in Medical Schools

Andries J Muller1,, Vivian R Ramsden1, Gill White1

1Academic Family Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(4), 115-118. DOI: 10.12691/education-1-4-1
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

The goal of this review was to search for information about postgraduate education in medical schools and family medicine residency training programs on the topic of men’s health. The databases Medline, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus and PubMed were searched using MeSH terms such as “male”, “health education”, “curriculum” and “family physician” and “general practitioner”. Other types of literature and ephemera were also reviewed using the same search terms. With the help of a health librarian at the University of Saskatchewan, three articles were identified initially. By exploring the references of these articles as well as with documents found on various websites, a total of 108 articles and nine textbooks were in the end reviewed. The literature that were found, were divided and analyzed in three distinct categories: curriculum in general, Family Medicine curriculum in Canada and the current status of men’s health training in the world. There is a paucity of literature on the topic of men’s health education in Canada. Other countries such as Australia have done some work in this field but the details of the specific curriculums are lacking.

Keywords:

male, health education, curriculum, family physician
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