A medical school curriculum designed to help students learn about how the body works can help them develop better attitudes toward their own bodies, a new report says.
“We all want to be better at what we do, to be more productive, to feel less stressed, to have less anxiety,” said Dr. Matthew Gaffney, a medical education professor at the University of Michigan, in an interview with CBS News.
“So if you want to teach students about what their bodies are doing, and how they can use that knowledge to enhance their own wellbeing, then it’s important that you put that information out there in a context that allows people to see it for themselves.”
“The idea that we need to have a medical school that teaches people about the body and its functions, that has a certain social and psychological perspective, that teaches them to understand the importance of self-care and to have better self-esteem, that’s an important part of that,” he said.
Gaffney’s report is based on research by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
The academy and the AMA study are two of the largest peer-reviewed journals in medicine.
In the report, published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, the authors outline a program that aims to “educate students about their body, its function, and its role in the body.”
It is designed to be accessible to both students and their parents.
It is not a curriculum specifically designed for the medical school, but it does teach some key topics, including the role of the brain and the body in health and disease, Gaffey said.
The program includes a physical education component, as well as an online component for students to take a self-assessment.
The online component is intended for parents to have access to.
Gaskney said the program can be used by parents, teachers, and students to get a sense of how the bodies of their students may differ from their own.
The program is designed “to help students develop a better understanding of the body,” Gaffrey said.
“They’re not going to be in the classroom to learn how to read or write or anything.
They’re not even going to have to read this material, because we have the curriculum that teaches you how to do all that.”
The authors are working with parents, doctors, and other stakeholders to develop a final version of the curriculum.
They have been in the process of updating the curriculum since the fall of 2017.
Gassney said a lot of parents are interested in learning about their children’s bodies.
“The goal of this is to make sure that parents are aware of what their children are doing with their bodies, because there is a real need for this kind of knowledge,” he explained.
The report is the first of its kind and it’s based on the work of Gaff, a physician who is now a professor of psychiatry at the university, and his colleagues.
Galloway is also a pediatrician and co-director of the Center for Health and Learning and Development at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
He is the author of several books and papers, including “The Body in the Mind,” “Body Image and the Body: A Framework for Social Change,” and “Body Language and the Psychology of Self-Regulation.”
Gaff said his group was interested in how to teach children about their bodies so they could understand them and their role in their own health and well-being.
“It’s a lot to get right in terms of how to make a sense out of something that’s going on inside your own body,” he told CBS News, adding that it was important to make this part of the education.
Goblin, the co-author of the report and director of the University at Buffalo Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, agreed that the goal was to help people “understand what the body is doing and what they can do about it.”
Goblins report is an example of how people have a lot more to gain from understanding the body than just learning about it, Gaffe said.
“If you can understand how it works, how it’s going to affect your health, and understand how to manage it, you can then use that information to enhance your own well-functioning body, and you can actually be a better health-conscious person,” he added.