Expansion to other professions approved
(Vienna, 27-02-2013) From now on not only physician, but also dentists, pharmacists, biologists, nutritionists, nursing scientists, psychologist and sociologists are allowed to participate in the university course gender medicine.
As an interdisciplinary science networking is standard in Gender Medicine. The new prerequisites for admission allows for the first time professionals without a degree in human medicine to expand there knowledge about genderspecific aspects of health and disease and learn how to integrate this knowledge in their professional life.
This opening of the university course Gender Medicine for all health-related professional groups should allow to response optimally to the individuell genderspecific needs of women and men in clinical practice and to embed in the health care sector sex and gender in research and development as relevant factor. An interdisciplinary cooperation which considers genderspecific peculiaritis of women and men with different bio-psycho-social background is the medicine of the future.
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