Clinical Responses to Gender Dysphoria Part 1

Expected to be available to study in September 2020.

This module will provide an overview of the underpinning clinical knowledge, protocols and guiding principles essential for effective assessment, management and treatment of trans and gender-diverse patients.

The aims of this module are to enable students to gain a broad and critical overview of the interprofessional assessment, management and care of trans and gender-diverse patients; and to support patients before, during and after their time within specialist gender identity health services.

Topics covered 

Main topics of the module include:

  • Clinical history taking 
  • Psychological and social needs
  • Psychological interventions 
  • Voice and communication
  • Endocrine therapy and other non-surgical physical interventions
  • Your profession-specific practice in relation to gender-diverse and transgender people and that of other professions.
  • The importance of interdisciplinary communication and seamless transition between services for the service user and health professionals.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to: 

  • Identify and critically reflect upon key principles in assessing trans and gender-diverse patients and their impact on practice.
  • Critically reflect on the care and treatment experienced by trans and gender-diverse patients through the contributions of interprofessional healthcare teams.
  • Articulate your profession-specific, specialty-specific and service-specific roles and contributions within this complex, interprofessional healthcare provision. 
  • Critically evaluate the extent and quality of the evidence-base behind different facets involved in the assessment, management and care of trans and gender-diverse people.
  • Synthesise this learning to develop appropriate professional advice for patients and colleagues.
  • Communicate your recommendations and advice clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Assessment 

  • Coursework (100%)