The module aims to provide healthcare practitioners with a critical understanding of interventions available in the treatment and management of trans and gender-diverse patients within the professional role(s) as part of an interdisciplinary team; the ability to explore treatment and referral options beyond their own area of practice; and to enable their development as leaders, mentors and advocates within specialist fields and interprofessional teams.
Main topics of the module include:
- Diagnosis and formulation, treatment and care planning.
- Psychological diagnoses and interventions to facilitate adjustment to change and promote well being.
- Communication - working with people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, voice pathology and physical interventions for voice modification.
- Endocrine and Drug therapy – achieving change in sex-specific characteristics , initiation, monitoring, benefits and effects.
- Surgery – types of surgery, attainable outcomes for surgical intervention, risks, benefits and limitations.
- Clinical leadership and how it is enacted in roles such as mentor, educator, advocate, assessor, evaluator and researcher.
- Diverse pathways/variations in clinical pathways, with particular reference to non-binary needs.
On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to:
- describe the key factors to be considered in planning and conducting examinations of trans and gender-diverse patients which are relevant and sensitive to a patient’s clinical history and culture.
- develop individual diagnoses or formulations, treatment and care plans, appropriately tailored to individual circumstances.
- utilise appropriate guidelines for agreeing and documenting outcomes in your area of practice.
- communicate examination outcomes effectively to a range of specialist colleagues in an interprofessional team.
- critically evaluate the extent and quality of the evidence base behind current practice within your role specific context(s).
- analyse the concept of leadership and its enactment in roles such as mentor, educator, advocate, assessor, evaluator, and researcher with the aim of developing ethical practice, within your professional role, within an interdisciplinary team and within professional networks.