A lecture on men’s health is now a part of the third session of the 'mini' medical school run by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) included.
A 'mini' medical school is designed to introduce medicine to a wider audience and to provide the public with general medical and health-related information. The lectures are intended for anyone with a broad interest in medicine or health-related matters.
This year the curriculum includes a lecture on men's health delivered by Dr Niamh Carroll, lecturer at the Department of General Practice at the RCSI. It is a unique opportunity to sensitise the public to men’s health issues. Furthermore it shows that men’s health is gathering more and more interest from academic circles.
The programme is a lecture series that meets once a week during three months at the RCSI and provides information on some of the same subjects studied by real medical students. A science background is usually not needed to attend.
In fact, the same lecturers that teach the full-time medical students at the RCSI also teach classes to the Mini-Med students. The lecture series offers topics in the biomedical sciences that are typically covered during the first years of medical school.
In Europe, Mini-medical schools already exist in Malta.