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Project Management Services to Improve Men's Health Knowledge of Health Professionals
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This Project specifically relates to Action item 2.1 of the National Men’s Health Strategy; to ‘Improve the knowledge and capability of the health workforce to deliver holistic male-centred services across the life course’.
It is intended that the Project will help to address perceptions, among some male patients, that medical practitioners lack a strong knowledge of men’s health needs and that available health services are not always sensitive and responsive to the varying needs of men.
The Project’s objectives, in the first phase, are to:
- Review existing training and education and identify gaps in key elements of men’s health and methods for effective engagement with men and boys.
- Engage with higher education institutions and professional associations to:
- explore opportunities to integrate men’s health and wellbeing across the life course into existing curriculum
introduce specialty areas of study in men’s health; and
- identify Continuing Professional Development courses suitable for integrating men’s health and wellbeing, using multiple delivery methods
A second phase of the project (may be advertised in a separate ATM or provided by contract extension to the organisation completing phase 1) will be informed by the above review and recommendations, and may include work to:
- Engage with higher education institutions and professional associations to identify and implement Continuing Professional Development courses using multiple delivery methods; and
- Develop online training modules for key topic areas in an accessible format and widely promote among the medical, nursing and allied health community.
The project’s overall objective is to ensure Health Professionals are sufficiently trained and upskilled to be able to provide health care to men and boys that is appropriate, relevant and considers gender-specific requirements.
The project’s actions are to review existing medical practitioner curricula and identify men’s health related education that is currently available to clinicians, with a view to refining existing education and training where possible, and developing new curricula or other education products to reflect all elements of the Strategy, taking a holistic view of men’s health and wellbeing across the life course. Subsequent liaison will need to be undertaken with education providers to scope opportunities for new and revised men’s health content being integrated into the education and training curricula for clinicians.
All work should take an evidence-based best practice approach to men’s health.
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