Gender and Health [ESP78]

Course highlights

EC points


Start date


End date


Course days

Monday to Friday (5 mornings)


Dr. Maryam Kavousi, Dr. Jeanine Roeters van Lennep, invited speakers

Course fee

€ 536


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




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Detailed information about this course:


Faculty: Dr. Maryam Kavousi MD PhD, Dr. Jeanine Roeters van Lennep MD PhD

And invited speakers

To realize gender equality in health care, sex and gender dimension needs to be integrated in all aspects of research and clinical practice. This course brings together experts from a multitude of disciplines including clinical, basic science, public health and policy and provides participants with resources that will assist them in developing and strengthening gender-equal clinical care and research programs. The course will focus on the critical health issues for women and men through the life cycle, challenges of integrating sex and gender from the health research, practice, and policy perspectives, as well as strategies to address these challenges.

This course is formerly known as Women’s Health (NIHES EP19).

Teaching methods: Interactive lectures


Our main purpose is to provide participants interested in improving gender-equal health and well-being with essential knowledge and principle skills from several disciplines.

Through lectures and interactive debates, at the end of the course, participants will have developed:

• An understanding of the critical issues in women's and men’s health through the life cycle

• An ability to identify different factors affecting gender equality in health care

• Perspectives on advancing gender-equal health in primary and secondary health care settings.

Participant profile

The course is suitable for undergraduate medical students, clinicians, health scientists, and those contemplating or doing a Masters or PhD in a related area.

The ZonMw Gender and Health Knowledge Program will provide 20 Gender in Research Fellowships for PhD-students and post-doctoral trainees to attend the Gender and Health course and participate in the Gender in Research workshop.



Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to the fee of the research master programmes (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for  Erasmus MC PhD candidates, provided they have an account in Hora Finita, the Erasmus University PhD registration system. When submitting the application, you can state that someone else pays your tuition fee.

In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.


25% reduction for all (international) PhD candidates without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD candidate.