Men’s Health Week and UQ health resources

This week is Men’s Health Week and the theme for 2016 is 'Health elements'.

About Men’s Health Week

Men's Health Week promotes health and well-being in men. Events are held nationally throughout the week. The events seek to address the health status of males. In most countries, including Australia, men’s health is generally poorer than that of females. Men traditionally suppress or ignore health concerns. Medical practitioners have looked to improve their care through better visual acuity. Visual acuity training as part of a medical education is teaching medical students to recognise unexpressed concerns from facial expressions and mannerisms. The training is also better equipping medical students to understand and handle the emotional trauma associated with difficult cases.

UQ Library resources

UQ Library provides students with access to Artstor, a database that enhances scholarship and education through digital images and media.

The Artstor blog discusses Western Michigan University’s program for visual acuity and empathy training in their Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine degree program.


Félix Vallotton, The sick patient (Helene Chatenay), 1892. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

If you’re looking to access high quality digital media for your studies or assessment, Artstor is a wonderful resource. The available content extends far further than images for medical education. Access is available through the UQ Library website.

UQ Library also provides a broad set of medicine and health information resources. UQ students and staffed are encouraged to further their studies and reading during Men’s Health Week with assistance from our Library guides. Library guides are available to all UQ clients for the full offering of UQ Health degrees:

Last updated:
30 November 2016