Module introduction

Learning outcomes


By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:


  • distinguish between sexual identity and gender identity


  • appreciate the need for a multi-assessment period to differentiate between other clinical conditions which may present with gender-related symptoms


  • list the comorbid psychiatric diagnosis which may present in patients with gender dysphoria


  • differentiate between gender dysphoria and the spectrum of transgenderism


  • demonstrate the role of psychological support for the patient with gender dysphoria


  • detail the eligibility and readiness criteria to ensure safe progression of patients through the real life experience and transition to the opposite gender


  • identify those patients where psychotherapy is indicated.




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