RSS03.17 Towards individualized care: sex & gender perspectives in health

This course is a full immersion interdisciplinary experience in sex- and gender-sensitive health. Research is increasingly showing the impact of sex and gender on health and care. Ignoring sex and gender can lead to reduced access to healthcare, delayed and overall suboptimal treatment and worse population health. Sex and gender impact basic research, clinical practice and public health. In our work we address both sex as a biological variable as well as the social, cultural and interactional aspects of gender.

We will explore how these variables affect the health journey of all patients, clients, and our own.  We will explore what incorporating a sex- and gender-perspective in health and healthcare means in research, in clinical practice and in public health, applying a broad interdisciplinary view. We will offer you a holistic experience, taking into account both the patient journey as well as your own experience as researchers/clinicians/practitioners. Understanding the interconnectedness of these two perspectives is a central theme of this course.  

This week will be a hands-on journey based on design thinking formats and practical challenges. There will be limited frontal lectures and mostly individualized learning journeys. You will have access to the knowledge of international experts in the field, tools and resources for practical application. After this summer school you will be equipped with knowledge about SGSH, practical tools for your everyday work and a critical understanding of your role as a professional.

Detailed program (pdf, 115 kB)


3 July 2023 - 7 July 2023
Course Fee

Regular: €500

Early Bird: €450 (application deadline* April 1st)

Scholarships and discounts Find more information here
Application deadline

May 1st

*Your application is only completed when the course fee has been paid

Course leader

Sabine Oertelt-Prigione
Linda Modderkolk

Level of participant
  • Master
  • PhD
  • Postdoc
  • Professional
  • Researcher
Admission requirements We expect you to be working in or studying for the field of health (care), be it in health care practice, policy, advocacy or research. You are at least at Masters level and you have hands-on experience in your field of expertise. We expect you to come with an open mind and heart, willing to explore different cultural and personal perspectives and to share your own where suitable. This is a practice-oriented hands-on summer school and you will be expected to actively participate in individual, team and group exercises and formats
Admission documents
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
Mode of Study On Campus
Location To be determined