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THE SCIENCE OF SEX & GENDER IN HUMAN HEALTH
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According to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) Strategic Plan, A Vision for 2020 for Women’s Health Research, health outcomes are influenced by biological sex, gender identity, as well as developmental, cultural, environmental, and socioeconomic factors. The scope of women’s health research not only encompasses clinical studies, but a full spectrum of scientific investigations, such as molecular and genetic, other basic and laboratory studies, healthy lifestyle and behavior, risk reduction and disease prevention.

The VCU Institute for Women’s Health is partnering with VCU Libraries’ Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences to promote the ORWH online course The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Science of Sex & Gender in Human Health Online Course:

COURSE 1:
The Basic Science and the Biological Basis for Sex- and Gender-Related Differences

COURSE 2:
Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior

Time to complete: Each course should take 6 hours or less

Click here to begin the Course

 
Virginia Commonwealth University | Institute for Women's Health
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Phone: 804.827.1200
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last updated: September 2, 2013