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www.genderandhealth.ca

Nahid Azad, MD

Rupa Patel, MD


Objectives for MERLOT

  • Introduction of the Gender and Health Project

  • Review of the website and the technology used


Improve Patient-Centred Approach

  • A gender approach in health

  • Medical schools recognize their social responsibility to educate physicians who can meet the needs of all Canadians.


Project Overview

Council of Ontario Universities

Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine

UE-COFM GIC-COFM

Gender and Health Project


To improve health and health care through the development of a collaborative, web-enabled medical curriculum that integrates gender and health into all aspects of medical education.

This integrated curriculum will be a common provincial resource for use by all Ontario medical schools.

Goal of Project


Learning Communities

  • Undergraduate Deans

  • GIC - COFM and others working in area

  • Site coordinators

  • Students


The “Gender & Health Curriculum”

  • Is an electronic, web-based learning resource

  • Was designed by and for:

    • Ontario undergraduate medical students

    • Instructors in all domains of medical education

    • Curriculum designers at Ontario’s medical schools

  • Was designed to be:

    • Engaging, thorough and flexible

    • Evidence-based

  • Is available for use by:

    • Anyone with access to the internet


Concepts are conveyed

  • In a text-based, multimedia-rich narrative

  • With non-linear options for in-depth exploration

  • Through multimedia presentations and videos

  • Through interactive activities

  • Through self-reflection exercises


The curriculum focuses on

  • Setting objectives for each module


The curriculum focuses on

  • Setting objectives for each module

  • Including current information


The curriculum focuses on

  • Setting objectives for each module

  • Including current information

  • Demonstrating concepts with case studies


The curriculum focuses on

  • Setting objectives for each module

  • Including current information

  • Demonstrating concepts with case studies

  • Addressing:

    • Social determinants of health

    • Advocacy

    • Professionalism

    • Boundaries

    • Health as a Human Right

    • Poverty

    • Social Accountability


Learning Objects

  • Repository of discrete learning objects using various methods to engage the learner

  • Accessible for use

  • Can be added to presentations, lectures.


Self Authoring Tool

  • Allows educators to modify existing modules

  • Allows educators to create new modules

  • Utilizes XML formatting


Portfolio

  • The portfolio feature of the website tracks the learners use of the website.

  • Can be used to validate participation


E-Learning

  • Easy access

  • Ease of navigation

  • Peer reviewed content complimented with multimedia and live internet links

  • Interactive case history, quizzes

  • E-portfolio

  • Zero cost


Now What?

USE IT!

www.genderandhealth.ca


The curriculum includes

  • Sixteen modules, covering:

    • An introduction to the role of gender in health

    • The role of gender in specific domains (Cardiovascular Disease, Lung Cancer, Depression, Sex and Sexuality, and nine others)

    • ‘Toolbox modules’ to assist learners in thinking critically about gender in other areas of health and medical education


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