Gender and Diversity in Medicine
Full course description
Gender Medicine is a specialty at the forefront of medical research. Health issues related to sex and gender, however, are not systematically taught in regular medical curricula. This course will introduce students to the field of Gender Medicine and provide an overview of the most recent insights into sex and gender implications in medical fields such as cardiology, pharmacology, and mental health. Students will learn to understand how sex and gender and diversity are important factors in disease susceptibility, recognition of symptoms, presentation of symptoms, compliance with therapy, and coping with diseases. Please note that only students of the second year and above can enroll in the course.
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The aim of the module is to integrate gender medicine into medical education and research. Students will learn to grasp the fundamental principles and scientific standards of gender medicine in selected medical disciplines (specializations). Students will learn to understand the importance of taking sex, gender, and diversity aspects into consideration in medical treatment and research. They will acquire an overview of fields of evidence-based medicine, where sex and gender aspects are already implemented. They will familiarize themselves with instruments of gender and sex differences in diagnosis and therapy with a view to implementing these in their future work as physicians or as biomedical researchers. Number of available places: 30
Sabine Oertelt-Prigione and Vera Regitz-Zagrosek (eds) Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine, 2012, Springer London. Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment (2013) www.genderedinnovations.eu