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Title Sex and Gender Aspects of Clinical Cardio and Cerebrovascular Research
Course number 3191
Programme Kardiovaskulär forskning
Language English
Credits 1.0
Date 2019-11-11 -- 2019-11-15
Responsible KI department Institutionen för molekylär medicin och kirurgi
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course To provide course participants with an orientation of gender medicine, an in-depth knowledge of sex and gender aspects of clinical cardio and cerebrovascular research including stroke, and let them gain familiarity with different research methodologies used in this field.
Intended learning outcomes 1. To be able to show a general understanding of sex and gender aspects in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular stroke as a clinical entity and of the research methods used in clinical research in this field.

2. After the course the PhD students should be able to apply a sex and gender difference perspective in planning, implementing and evaluating the quality of research projects in the field.
Contents of the course The course module will provide course participants with in-depth knowledge of specific areas of sex and gender differences in cardio and cerebrovascular research as well as an overview of the state of the art of specific fields in the area. Also, the participants will be encouraged and have the possibility to apply these perspectives on their own projects. Critical review of contemporary key papers in the field will be performed in adjunct to lectures and seminars.
Teaching and learning activities - Lectures
- Seminars
- Individual work
- Presentation and discussion of assigned individual work
Compulsory elements The participants must attend the seminars, critical reviews of papers and the oral exam. Absence during seminars and critical review of papers cannot be compensated for. The students who have missed the oral examination can book extra session time within four weeks to compensate the absence.

Examination Presentation of a project of choice with an applied sex or gender perspective. Critical evaluation and discussion of the other participants presentations.
Literature and other teaching material Handbook of Clinical Gender Medicine. Editor: K. Schenck-Gustafsson (Editor), P.R. DeCola (Editor), D.W. Pfaff (Editor), D.S. Pisetsky (Editor). Karger, published 2012.
Focus on chapters: ""Gender effects on Health and Healthcare"", ""Gender matters""; ""Coronary Heart disease"". ""Stroke"". ""Multi morbidity"", ""Biological sex and genome- what makes us ourselves?"".

Key publications to read will be distributed.

Number of students 10 - 25
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course will include the possibility to use one of your own projects, and apply a sex- and genderperspective under supervision.
The course will be held at Karolinska, Solna and KI.
Previous course number was 2961.
Additional course leader Course leaders Associate Professor Mia von Euler, Dep of Pharmacology and Neurology Professor Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Professor, Dep of Cardiology
Latest course evaluation Course evaluation report
Course responsible Rebecka Hultgren
Institutionen för molekylär medicin och kirurgi

Rebecka.Hultgren@ki.se
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