Education at Centre for Gender Medicine

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The Center for Gender Medicine (CfGM) is actively involved in various programs to introduce sex and gender perspective as a core concept in health-care and nursing.

Our aims are:

  • To strengthen sex and gender training at all levels on researchers, health professionals and other interested.
  • To raise awareness of sex and gender perpectives in medicine and science to the general public and decision makers.
  • To promote the participation of women, men and gender diverse people in research, providing equal opportunities for all.

Undergrate courses

Health and disease from a Gender Perspective

Gender Medicine is a relatively new science of biological and sociocultural differences and similarities between women and men health and disease. For many, diseases and injuries are the differences between gender in the mechanism, prevalence, treatment and prognosis. Examples of such diseases/injures are cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammatory diseases,psychiatric conditions, overload injuries and acute injuries. Knowledge of diseases/injuries from a gender perspective is often neglected. This course we try to illuminate on this subject.

The course, which conveys 7.5 points of higher education, is aimed to all professionals in health care. The course will move at 25% speed during the first ten weeks of the autumn.

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Doctoral courses

12-16 June, 2017: Doctoral cours, "Sex- and gender aspects of clinical cardio- and cerebrovascular research" (Mia von Euler, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson)

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Schedual 12-16 June

Sex/Gender aspects in biomedical research, 1,5 Credits.

Postgraduate course (summer school- 1.5 points). Advancing novel insights towards translational cardiovascular and regenerative medicine.This postgraduate course/summer school is designed to provide an overview of “hot topics” in gender medicine, particularly new insights in cardiovascular and regenerative medicine, where sex/gender aspects are increasingly appreciated and acknowledged. The invited lecturers are not only eminent in their field but are also recognised as stimulating speakers.

For more information in last year's edition please download our course plan here.

The Centre for Gender Medicine primarily colaborates with the DECS programme, namelly in Nov2k,  and the doctoral programme for Regenarative Medicine

Specialized courses

Gender, Health and Rights Seminars

Gender Health and Rights is an interdisciplinary mini-academy based on the Stanford MOOC "International Women's Health and Human Rights". It provides an overview of particularly women's health and human rights, beginning in infancy and childhood, then moving through adolescence, reproductive years and aging. The course considers economic, social, political and human rights factors, and the challenges women face in maintaining health and managing their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles. Read more here.

Horizon 2020 Gender training

A novelty of Horizon 2020 is the inclusion of gender training among the eligible costs of an action. We provide this training with aim the to help researchers to further develop and share gender expertise in relation to the funded project. 

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We have created a comprehensive list of resources for the implementation of sex and gender analysis in bio-medical research, please follow it here.

CourseDoctoral education