Adult Preventive Health

D2. Adult Preventive Health Care:
D2.1 Conduct a patient interview so as to identify any significant age-, sex-, context-specific risk factors for health conditions, including exercise, diet, substance use, immunizations, falls.
D2.2 Conduct an age-, sex-, and context-specific evidence-informed physical exam, including blood pressure, weight, height.
D2.3 Discuss pertinent screening tests and explain their purposes and limitations, including Pap testing, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, bone mineral density, PSA testing, diabetes screening and hyperlipidemia screening.
D2.4 Counsel patients on relevant health promotion/disease prevention strategies, including immunizations, exercise, diet, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, smoking cessation.


Adult Health Checkup

Ridley J, Ischayek A, Dubey V, Iglar K. Adult health checkup: Update on the Preventive Care Checklist Form©. Canadian Family Physician. 2016;62(4):307-313.

n.a. - Canadian Task Force Preventive Health Care Website

Canadian Task Force guidelines. Available at

Preventive Activities

University of Calgary Department of Family Medicine. Preventive Activities – Adults. Available at

OCSP Cervical Guidelines Summary May 2012

Cancer Care Ontario. Ontario Cervical Screening Cytology Guidelines Summary. Updated May 2012. Available at

Screening and Prevention emodule

Law M, Mardimae A, Moaveni A et al. Screening and Prevention: Family and Community Medicine Clerkship Core Curriculum Module. University of Toronto.