21 – 22 March 2022
Objectives of the module
- know the concepts of sex- and gender-specific medicine in everyday clinical practice and research
- know the distinction between “sex” and “gender” and can problematize it
- have become familiar with the effects of sex- and gender-unspecific medicine on the health care system and know the concept of intersectionality.
Content of the module
In the introductory module, which is obligatory for the CAS programme, participants are introduced to the basics of gender theory: What does the distinction between biological gender (sex) and socio-culturally shaped phenomena (gender) mean and how is it related to the difference between nature and culture? Does gender have a history? To what extent is gender linked to other social categories (such as age, religion, class or ethnicity)?
Participants will also gain an insight into the concepts of gender-specific medicine that are important for practice and research, learn about the effects of sex and gender on health and the health care system and gain an overview of innovative concepts of gender-specific prevention, diagnosis and therapy of diseases.
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. sc. nat. Catherine Gebhard, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, Universitätsspital Zürich, Center for Molecular Cardiology, Universität Zürich (Chair)
Dr. phil. Aude Fauvel, Institute of Medical Humanities, CHUV, University of Lausanne
Dr. med. David Garcia, Head of focus for gender variance, University of Basel
PD Dr. med. Marija Glisic, Institute of Social and Preventive MedicineUniversity of Bern
Dr. med. Jessica Laine, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern
Prof. Dr. med. Nicola Low, Institute of Social and Preventive MedicineUniversity of Bern
Dr. phil. Frank Luck, Gender Studies, Departement of Social Sicences, University of Basel
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. sc. nat. Taulant Muka, Institute of Social and Preventive MedicineUniversity of Bern
Prof. em. Dr. med. David Nadal, President of the Cantonal Ethics Committee Zurich
Dr. phil. Michael Penkler University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
Dr. sc. nat. Joelle Schwarz, Unisanté, University of Lausanne
22 February 2022