Available education relating to the care of transgender people

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Dear Ulster University,

My name is Cleo Madeleine, writing on behalf of GenderGP.

With regards to your medical school and/or postgraduate medical deanery, please describe the modules of training/education related to the provision of care for transgender patients that are available to your students .

Yours faithfully,

GenderGP

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Dear Cleo Madeleine

 

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (ref FOIA/21/109).  Your request is
receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you by 30 June 2021

 

Ulster University’s campuses are now closed as a response to the impact of
COVID-19.  We continue to work remotely and although we will strive to
provide a response within the timeframe there may be delays.

 

We will keep you updated in respect of the status of your request.   

 

Regards

 

Azlina Cohen

 

 

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Cleo Madeleine

 

RESPONSE FOIA/21/109

 

Further to your Freedom of Information request, please view Ulster
University’s response as follows –

 

Ulster University offers a four year Graduate Entry medical degree
programme, delivering the curriculum from St George’s University London
with only minor amendments to adapt to the local setting in Northern
Ireland. 

 

St George’s have advised that they:

 

“recently conducted a review of teaching and learning, with a view to
improving the diversity of patient representations and health needs in the
curriculum. We have an integrated curriculum and no stand alone modules
for groups of patients. Our educational approach throughout the course is
to ensure we have sufficient diversity and individuals are portrayed in
the context both of their specific health and social needs and importantly
as individuals who can get any type of illness or disease just as anyone
can.

 

First taught year: 2 x3 hour tutorial on a same sex couple with one
partner undergoing gender reassignment presenting with
a different illness. Body image, professional attitudes and endocrine
issues discussed. In addition there is a 1 hour lecture 'Introduction to
transgender health'.

 

Clinical placement years: Within the paediatrics, and obstetrics &
gynaecology placements there are resources for the care of transgender
patients including in a session on the taking of a sexual history. There
is also a lecture on gender reassignment”

 

Ulster’s teaching on the care of transgender patients will mirror that of
St Georges for the coming four years at least.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Azlina Cohen

 

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text of email is not intended to form a binding contract. Correspondence
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3rd parties under relevant legislation.
The Ulster University was founded by Royal Charter in 1984 and is
registered with company number RC000726 and VAT registered number
GB672390524.The primary contact address for Ulster University in Northern
Ireland is Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA

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