Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Health inequalities and barriers experienced by LGBTI people in accessing health care  (Corso Elettivo)

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Francesco Amaddeo
Francesco Amaddeo
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2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The Course is build on the experience of the study Health4LGBTI funded by the European Commission (DG HEALTH) and conducted by the proposer in collaboration with the AOUI. The main aim of the Course is to train future medical doctors and build their capacity and expertise in overcoming barriers to care provision for LGBTI people and in doing so, help contribute to reducing health inequalities. The program consists of alternating sections of the training developed by the European project Health4LGBTI and meetings with experts.


The program consists of 7 lessons, experts on the topic will be invited for some lesson:

1. Who are LGBTI people (Terminology and concepts)
2. Health inequalities, barriers and access to care for LGBTI people
3. Transition and inequality. The transition path, TOS - Hormonal Replacement Treatment and surgical interventions
4. Psychological and psychosocial aspects in LGB people and in the transition path
5. The mental health of LGBTI people
6. The accessibility of LGBTI people in healthcare: communication, good practices
7a. Legal aspects of the transition and ethical issues for trans and intersex people
7b. Conclusions and take-home messages from the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Examiniation passed according attendance of lessons.

Dates and time: to be communicated

At the Psychiatry Library, Palazzina di Psicosomatica

Recommended years: from 1st to 6th.

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