The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health Online Course, The Basic Science and the Biological Basis for Sex- and Gender-Related Differences, is designed to provide a basic scientific understanding of the major physiological differences between the sexes, the influences these differences have on health, disease outcomes, and the implications for policy, medical research, and health care.
Presented in six 1-hour lessons for which continuing education credit is awarded upon successful completion of the entire course from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Contrast and compare key regulatory U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policies significant to inclusion of women in clinical research and human subject protection.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of the design and analysis of preclinical and clinical research studies to detect and quantify potential sex and gender differences.
- Describe the scientific basis of known sex and gender differences.
- Identify known sex and gender differences with regard to diseases, and differences in response to or effects of drugs and other medical interventions in the treatment and management of these conditions.
|Lesson 1 Understanding the Importance of Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research|
|Lesson 2 Legislative Process Framework|
|Lesson 3 Cell Physiology|
|Lesson 4 Developmental Biology|
|Lesson 5 Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics|
|Lesson 6 Clinical Applications of Genomics|
To access the course, and register for participation, go to: Sex and Gender
The course is 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,