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1 Addressing intimate partner violence: implications for medical curricula in mozambique
  1. Beatriz Manuel1,
  2. Kristien Roelens2,
  3. Martin Valcke2,
  4. Armindo Tiago1,
  5. Ines Keygnaert2
  1. 1Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
  2. 2Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium


Objectives To identify ways to improve curricula on IPV mitigation-content in order to enhance prevention and medical care in Mozambique.

Method A review of the literature published between 1998 and 2018, evaluating the attention paid to IPV related content in medical curricula. A survey administered to third and 6th-year medical students (N387), enrolled in five medical schools in Mozambique focused on mapping in a comprehensive way students’ perceived mastery of their knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to IPV competences. We screened Curricula of Mozambican medical schools on IPV. A number of video-vignettes represented real clinical scenarios are being developed in order to cover specific IPV knowledge, skills and attitudes as found in our previous studies. An adapted classroom-based interdisciplinary module of IPV is being developed and will be tested for the same medical students from our previous studies. This module is going to be evaluated using pre-post professional development by the means of a questionnaire on competences acquired.

Results IPV content is hardly and inconsistently addressed when focusing on the related content and instructional strategies being adopted.

Conclusions There is a need for a more comprehensive approach to developing medical student’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes to deal with the survivors of IPV.

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