This course covers the social, genetic, and biochemical factors associated with gender transition, with some discussion of more broad LGBT related topics. An emphasis will be placed on best professional practices, and the specific factors contributing to an inclusive and welcoming therapeutic environment. A biochemical background will cover the hormonal controls of growth and development in utero, hormone actions and interactions in the body, the genetics of gender, and the mechanisms of action for the most common drugs and herbs associated with transgender patients available in both Canada and the US. Socially, the cultural challenges and impacts on patients will be discussed, along with common concerns, which will be connected to best practices in a therapeutic setting. The intersectional and self-reinforcing natures of discrimination will be addressed, especially in relation to other LGBT-focused topics. The course would be structured to be highly participatory, with students given the opportunity to examine specific questions that may arise both privately and as a class.
Bryn Eliot earned her B.Sc. (honours) and her M.Sc. degrees with an emphasis in biochemistry, plant ecology, physiology, and the symbiotic associations of plants with other organisms. She has been teaching at a post-secondary level since 2007, both introducing students to the breadth of biological study, and expanding their knowledge of these concepts in the fields of biochemistry and plant biology. Since 2014, Bryn has prioritized making science accessible to all students at Pacific Rim College, teaching students how to integrate multiple systems of knowledge into clinical practices.
Bryn is passionate about teaching, and commits herself to lifelong learning, especially as it relates to the natural world.
Saturday, February 13 and 20, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm
PRC Alumni and Students* – $210
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 PD academic credit for this workshop.
This workshop is open only to PRC Alumni and to PRC Students with the following course prerequisites:
BMS211 Biochemistry and PD211 Patient Communication
To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.
For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.