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Table 1 Lifestyle Medicine spiral curriculum structure, content areas, methodology, and teachers (as of 2013–2014)

From: Medical students as health coaches: Implementation of a student-initiated Lifestyle Medicine curriculum

Academic year Course Focus of LM Content Areasa, health coaching practice Educational Methods Teachers
1st year (Mandatory) Introduction to LM (28 h) LM and health, short relative/friend coaching practice (elective) Lectures; LM history taking, Sport physician, exercise physiologist, Family Medicine physician, nutritionist, health psychologist, Public Health physician
3rd year (Mandatory) Community LM (6 h) LM and public health, short relative/friend coaching practice (mandatory) Lectures, discussions, case studies, webinar Family Medicine physician, Public Health physician, family physician
4th year (Mandatory) LM Counseling (4 h) LM and disease management, short hospital-based coaching practice (mandatory) Bedside teaching, case presentation Family Medicine physician, Public Health physician
5th–6th year (Elective) Ambulatory LM (18 h) LM and disease management, one-year ambulatory patient coaching practice (elective) Case presentation, lectures, hands on workshops Public Health physician, Family Medicine physician, exercise physiologist, social worker
  1. aContent areas include nutrition, physical activity, smoking secession, and behavioral change