course is designed to give the student a basic scientific understanding of the major physiological differences between the sexes, the influences these differences have on illness and health outcomes, and the implications for policy, medical research, and health care.
The course includes six lessons, each of which will take from 20 minutes to an hour to complete. Taking the course is free and continuing education credit can be awarded for successful completion of the course. To receive credit, students will be required to complete all six lesson quizzes with a score of at least 70 percent and to complete a brief course evaluation form. Partial credit will not be awarded to students who complete only selected lessons. Please see the continuing education page for more information.
This course was first launched on June 1, 2006. Course content will be revised periodically; however revision dates will be noted.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health Online Course Web Site was developed as a collaborative effort between the Office of Research on Women’s Health, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Office of Women’s Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH, and Kathleen Uhl, M.D., Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health, Director, Office of Women’s Health, welcome you to the course Web site. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.