This module aims to develop students' understanding of the treatment journeys of trans and gender-diverse patients including recognition of their lived experiences; to provide an overview of the spectrum of treatment and centrality of interprofessional teamwork; and to enhance the knowledge of skills in, and sensitivity towards, the treatment of trans and gender-diverse patients through observation, supervised clinical practice and application of evidence-based practice in a specialist setting.
Main topics of the module include:
- The interprofessional / interdisciplinary range of specialist clinical practice within gender identity services.
- The spectrum of treatment.
- Patient journeys.
- Lived experiences of trans and gender-diverse patients.
- Interprofessional, multidisciplinary and multi-service teamwork.
- Reflexive practice.
On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to:
- Apply your knowledge of gender identity services and associated patient journeys, and use best evidence-based practice, in providing advice and guidance for patients who may be encountered in your own clinical practice.
- Demonstrate sensitive and appropriate interactions with a range of trans and gender-diverse patients, including a commitment to practitioners’ obligations with regard to the Human Rights and Equality legislation in your country of practice.
- Recognise within both the practicum setting and your own day-to-day clinical practice the social, communicative, psychological and physical health implications of gender diversity and of the process of transitioning.
- Demonstrate reflexive practice as a healthcare practitioner providing treatment to trans and gender-diverse patients, including in response to feedback from patients and colleagues.
- Demonstrate appropriate and effective contributions to multidisciplinary teamwork.
- Workplace-based assessments, appropriate to your clinical specialty and role(s), based on legal, policy and professional frameworks applicable to Gender Identity Healthcare Practice. These will include multi-source feedback and a variety of other assessments: for example, but not necessarily limited to, case-based discussion, observational assessment of practical skills, and developing and delivering a teaching session for colleagues. You will record these in your electronic log book and submit for assessment.
- An electronic log book (PDF document) recording your experiences, numbers of observations, patients seen, variety and complexity of cases and your reflections on all of the former, signed off by a workplace-based supervisor. Specific guidelines for minimum expectations will be provided.