“Integrating sex and gender analysis into medical research and clinical practice ensures that everyone across the whole of society benefits from excellent health care. This course instructs physicians and medical researchers in how sex and gender interact in the human body across the life course. It’s a crucial part of medical education”.
Professor Londa Schiebinger
John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University
Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment
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 at the Universities of Bern and Zurich aimed at postgraduates in medicine and life sciences. 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.
The CME credits for the individual modules are applied for at the respective professional associations.
The first round of the CAS in Sex- and Gender-Specific Medicine is organised as hybrid event (simultaneous online and, if pandemic circumstances permit, onsite).