CAS in sex- and gender – specific medicine

Posted 08/06/23
Institution: University of Zurich; University of Bern

The aims of this course is that participants:
1- are familiar with sex-specific biological differences in the development, manifestation, and progression of diseases, as well as with their impact on diagnosis, treatment and clinical outcomes,
2- are aware of the socio-cultural gender differences in primary and secondary prevention as well as in health behaviour,
3- know the latest evidence on sex- and gender-specific issues in clinical practice and biomedical research,
4- are motivated to implement the knowledge gained from the CAS in their daily work.

Topic covered:

Compulsory modules: Introduction to Gender medicine; Cardiovasculcar medicine; Endocrinology and metabolism. Elective modules: Study design and research; Oncology; Neurology and psychiatry; Pharmacology, anaesthesia and intensive care; Musculoskeletal Medicine, Autoimmunity & Gender Forensics; Primary Care/Health Services; Infectious Diseases



Languages: English
Target audience: Medical professionals

Integration of sex and gender considerations into health research is critical to achieving gender equality and health equity. This resource hub is a curated repository of resources to strengthen researchers’ capacity to consider sex, gender, and their intersections with other axes of inequality and discrimination throughout the research cascade, from conception to design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting.


The two WHO-hosted special programmes for research – the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) and the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) – have identified an initial set of existing relevant, accessible and comprehensive resources that are immediately available to all researchers. In the longer term, the aim is to continue to expand the inventory by crowdsourcing relevant tools through this portal.


This inventory includes toolkits, guides, research articles, training and audio-visual materials that are readily available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

The resources are categorized by type of resource, intended audience, topics covered and creators/developers.

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This resource aims to meet the needs of researcher in all contexts, working in all health topics and using different research methods. If you have a resource that supports consideration of sex and gender variables and considerations in health research and which is not yet included in this repository, you are invited to share it with us by completing the form below. A team from HRP and TDR will assess your submission for inclusion, depending upon it meeting the criteria of the portal and inform you accordingly. Please respond to the following the following questions before submission:

  • Does your resource address sex and/or gender variables and considerations in health research?
  • Is the resource readily available to researchers globally (i.e., published in open access journal, or free for download from a website or other source)?
  • In which language is your resource available? (Tick all those that apply)
  • Does your resource fall under one or more of the categories listed below?

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