Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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GEN2316  - Gender and Diversity in Medicine

Period 6: from 10-6-2024 to 5-7-2024
Coordinator: Meershoek, A
ECTS credits: 4
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 23-5-2024

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 26-7-2024

Resit booking

Exam booking for a test in current academic year (resit)
You will be booked automatically for the resit in one of our resit periods. You may check our calenders to find out which modules can be retaken and when: https://intranet.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nl/fhml-studenten/studieverloop/wanneer-wat
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Exam booking for a test from a previous academic year (exam only)
All students who have not passed the test for this module in a previous academic year, will be booked automatically for the test during the regular block period. You will be enrolled in the new course in Canvas but not scheduled for a tutorial group and other educational activities. If you do not wish to participate in this test at the end of the regular block period please de-register via askFHML.

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Course information

Description: EN:
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.
Goals: EN:
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
Key words: EN:
sex; gender; diversity; research; biomedicine; clinical practice; research; innovative methodologies.
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Paper(s)
  • Presentation(s)
  • Research
  • Skills
  • Training(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Final paper
  • Participaion
  • Presentation

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