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Continuing education course at the Universities of Berne and Zurich

Both biology (sex) and sociocultural variables (gender) have a fundamental impact on health behaviour, as well as epidemiology, manifestation, and pathophysiology of diseases. Although sex and gender are essential to effective health care, differences between women and men are often neglected in medical research and clinical practice. The CAS study programme in Sex- and Gender- Specific Medicine is a part-time course for postgraduates at the Universities of Bern and Zurich. To meet the eligibility requirements for this CAS course candidates must hold a master’s degree in either medicine or a related field.

The study programme provides the participants with concepts of sex- and gender-specific medicine and addresses the important implications of biological sex and sociocultural factors for disease prevention, biomedical research, and healthcare.

The eleven modules are based on the most recent scientific findings in the field of gender and sex specific medicine and cover all medical disciplines.

The new concept of evidence-based sex and gender medicine will be taught and strategies promoting the integration of gender into research initiatives and health interventions will be elaborated.

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