Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


PAEDS 710 - Clinical Care of Gender Diverse Youth

15 Points

Semester 1 - Next offered in 2020

Tāmaki

Description


To develop and advance skills, knowledge and expertise in the clinical care of transgender and gender diverse young people.

Requisites


Corequisite: PAEDS 712

This is a postgraduate applied clinical course that is suitable for Health Professionals working with transgender and gender diverse young people in health, education and social service settings. This course requires that students have previously completed PAEDS712 or are currently enrolled in PAEDS712.

The students who wish to enrol in PAEDS 710 needs prior approval by course coordinator Simon Denny.

Course outline


This is a postgraduate applied clinical course that is suitable for Health Professionals working with transgender and gender
diverse young people in health, education and social service settings. The course outline is listed below:

Day 1 Epidemiology and overview, identity development in children and young people, transgender and gender diverse young persons' perspective, history of gender and gender diversity in contemporary society.

Day 2 Medical management of transgender and gender diverse young people, surgical management of transgender and gender diverse young people, psycho-social care of transgender and gender diverse children and young people.

Day 3 Fertility preservation in transgender young people, legal issues in the care of transgender young people, professional development and advocacy, ethical issues in the care of transgender young people.

Day 4 Case presentation assessments 

 

Goals of the course

This is an applied clinical course for health professionals who care for transgender and gender diverse young people.

 

Learning outcomes 

At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology and development of transgender and gender diverse identity in children and young people
  • Ability to assess and support transgender and gender diverse identity in children and young people
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the medical and surgical care of transgender and gender diverse young people
  • Appreciate the ethical and management issues in caring for transgender and gender diverse young people

Learning and teaching


This course is delivered in 3 one day block teaching sessions and one half-day for case presentations. This course is held at Tāmaki Campus. These will involve different modes of teaching including didactic, small group, interactive workshop and role plays using adolescent actors. Please see your timetable on SSO or Building 730 Reception noticeboard on the day for the room details.

 

Teaching staff

Dr Simon Denny, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health. Phone: (09) 923 9400 Email: s.denny@auckland.ac.nz

Mo Harte, Nurse Practitioner and Professional Teaching Fellow, Phone: (09) 923 5534, Email: m.harte@auckland.ac.nz

 

Learning resources

This is a multidisciplinary course covering a broad range of topics. There is no prescribed text but substantial readings will be provided in course material.

 

Assessment

100% coursework:

  • Literature review on the epidemiology and development of transgender and gender diverse children and young people or Development/ Collation of resources for transgender and gender diverse (40%).
  • Video assessment to demonstrate the ability to assess and support transgender and gender diverse identity in young people (20%).
  • Case presentation and written report detailing the social, medical and surgical management issues of caring for transgender young people (40%).

Course coordinator


Course administrator