Sex and Gender Specific Health Curriculum
The TTUHSC Sex and Gender Specific Health Curriculum Program (SGSH) began in the School of Medicine in 2010. The overarching goal of the project is to integrate sex and gender difference evidence into existing curricula, both internal and external to TTUHSC. The SGSH educational products are available via the SGSH website.
The SGSH educational products are open access and freely available to TTUHSC faculty as well as outside institutions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Sex and Gender Specific Health Curriculum Program is funded by the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health.
The SGSH Task Force was appointed by President Mitchell to act as an institutional-level, multidisciplinary group comprised of faculty representing each TTUHSC School. This group works closely with the SGSH Curriculum Program, the main purpose of which is the creation of SGSH educational materials and innovative educational models for use within TTUHSC and disseminated nationally. This Task Force also serves as a think tank for future initiatives in sex and gender-based medicine, including collaboration with our TTU colleagues.
The SGSH educational products include Learning Modules, a Slide Library, Clinical Cases, and a Mini-Series, all of which can be integrated into existing health care student education curricula. Below is more detailed information about each of these educational products.*Funding for the Learning Modules was provided by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health.
- The SGSH Learning Modules provide case-based education for healthcare students.
- The learning modules are created by interdisciplinary teams of medical professionals and students.
- Each module focuses on sex and gender differences within a specific disease state and can be used for healthcare education in a variety of disciplines.
- Learning module topics include: Osteoporosis; Diabetes; and Cardiovascular Disease.
- The learning modules are currently in use at TTUHSC as well as outside institutions.
- Learning Modules
- The SGSH Slide Library contains peer reviewed, didactic slide sets on specific disease states, including sex and gender difference information, where applicable.
- The slide sets are created by interdisciplinary teams of medical professionals and students.
- The Sex and Gender Health Collaborative is responsible for external peer reviews of slide sets.
- The Slide Library is a resource for faculty to introduce and reinforce the importance of sex and gender specific health research in a variety of health topics, including: Alzheimer's Disease; Cancers; and Sepsis.
- Slide sets are available for download as a whole topic or according to subtopics for integration into existing curriculum.
- Slide Library
- The SGSH Cases are examples of Interprofessional Education, Problem Based Learning, and Simulation cases in which appropriate sex and gender differences have been included.
- These cases serve as an example of how to thread sex and gender differences through a new or existing case as well as an educational resource for faculty.
- Cases features IPE Day, an interprofessional pilot program at TTUHSC, focusing on interprofessional education for quality care and threading sex and gender concepts into a problem based learning model.
- The SGSH program recently collaborated with the School of Pharmacy to create a mini-series, The Reason I Jump, designed for preceptor and student education and featuring sex and gender difference education.
- Cases & Mini-Series
In addition to the academic educational products, the SGSH website offers sex and gender difference research tools, recent advances in research and implementation, and general healthcare information. Below is more detailed information about these additional features of the SGSH website.
- The SGSH Video Library provides sex and gender difference information relevant to a variety of health and lifestyle topics as well as useful health tips.
- These videos are under three minutes long and are designed for a lay audience.
- Video topics include: Breast Health Tips; Depression in Women vs. Men; and Preventing and Controlling Diabetes.
- On the Resources page you will find links to a variety of sex and gender difference
- Research integration tools
- PubMed search tool specific to sex and gender
- Textbooks and journals
- Additional medical education curricular materials
- The Communication page provides information about activities and events within the SGSH program.
- This is also where you will find blogs and podcasts by faculty and students from TTUHSC and other institutions as well as journal articles, current research, and other news relevant to sex and gender specific health.
Faculty and students from a variety of medical institutions have provided their feedback regarding the benefits of the SGSH Learning Modules.
[The learning modules] also incorporate… flipping the classroom… where instructors give curriculum to the students and they do it on their own time.
The clinical integration, video clips, and patient charts were especially helpful and kept me engaged.
[The learning modules] were highly interactive and multidisciplinary/interprofessional.
Our students were pleased because this generation is very discriminating about what they view on the internet… and what’s going to keep them entertained, and what they will learn from.