Mapping the planet into the curriculum: Co-development of a 'planetary health - organ system map' for graduate medical education
Dr Kenneth Winkel and Grace Simpson
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Doctors and other healthcare workers are key mediators between patients and the broader sociopolitical, economic and environmental ‘upstream’ determinants of ‘downstream’ health status. Whilst planetary health encompasses these factors, Universities have struggled to successfully integrate planetary health into healthcare curricula. As part of a Melbourne Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduate curriculum review, academics partnered with medical students to co-develop a resource for teaching medical students about the planetary determinants of health: engaging students and staff in generating, reviewing and refining an evidence-informed planetary health map to address planetary health learning outcomes for the first-year medical curriculum.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Tuesday 1 June 2021.