Medical students to learn the value of prescribing exercise
In a new initiative future doctors are to be taught to prescribe physical activity to patients. Already adopted by Lancaster University it is hoped that it will become the norm for doctors to prescribe exercise to help prevent or alleviate many ailments and diseases.
Lancaster Medical School is the first in the UK to embrace the ‘Movement For Movement’ initiative into the undergraduate program for medical students. Dr Isba, Head of Lancaster Medical School said “We have a focus on population health and have always prided ourselves on being forward thinking and innovative, so the inclusion of physical activity in our curriculum was deemed highly important and valuable to ensure we are generating excellent future doctors who can appropriately deal with the challenges of modern medicine.”