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Table 1 List of eGender Medicine module and course titles

From: eGender—from e-Learning to e-Research: a web-based interactive knowledge-sharing platform for sex- and gender-specific medical education

Module Course Key terms
Module 1: Gender Medicine—Basics 1.1 Gender Medicine—Basics Sex, gender, personalized medicine, gender equality, social determinants of health
Module 2: Gender differences in cardiology 2.1 Cardiovascular risk factors—traditional and new! Risk factors, pregnancy, autoimmune diseases, Mosca Score, prevention
  2.2 Heart failure diseases Heart failure with preserved (normal) ejection fraction (HFPEF) or diastolic heart failure, Cardiomyopathies
  2.3 Chronic ischemic heart disease Chronic ischemic heart disease, pathophysiology
  2.4 Acute coronary syndrome/myocardial infarction Risk factors, non-obstructive coronary artery disease, symptoms, outcome
Module 3: Pulmonology 3.1 Allergic airway diseases Asthma, allergic airway disease, environmental factors, genetic predisposition, dyspnea
  3.2 COPD and female smokers COPD, smoking, shortness of breath, corticosteroids, BODE index, spirometry
  3.3 Lung cancer Cancer, smoking, CT, estrogen receptor, fatigue
  3.4 Sleep disturbances Sleep, fatigue, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs, snoring
Module 4: Renal diseases 4.1 Pathophysiology Endocrine function, testosterone deficiency, uremic state, peritoneal sclerosis
  4.2 Clinics and diagnosis Chronic renal disease, diabetic nephropathy, albuminuria, diabetes mellitus, polycystic kidney disease
  4.3. End-stage renal disease ESRD, transplantation, dialysis, age, diabetes
Module 5: Rheumatology 5.1 The immune system Autoimmunity, humoral- and cell-mediated immunity, antibodies, lymphocytes, cytokines, microchimerism
  5.2. Systemic lupus erythematosus Autoimmune, inflammatory, renal disease, hypertension, young women, Klinefelter’s syndrome
  5.3 Multiple sclerosis Central nervous system, autoreactive CD4+ T cells, demyelisation, prolactin
  5.4 Rheumatoid arthritis Inflammation, auto-antibodies, smoking, pregnancy, Anti-TNFα medications
Module 6: Gastroenterology/hepatology 6.1 Autoimmune diseases Autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, fetal microchimerism, cirrhosis, fatigue, anorexia, amenorrhea
  6.2 Infectious diseases Hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, infection, HBsAg seroconversion, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver fibrosis, viral genotype
  6.3 Mechanical diseases Erosive reflux disease, non-erosive reflux disease, lower esophageal sphincter, hiatal hernias, heartburn, Barrett’s esophagus
  6.4 Functional diseases Abdominal pain, psychological distress, widespread gastrointestinal disorder
  6.5 Multifactorial diseases Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, inflammation, X chromosome, menstrual cycle, pregnancy,immunosuppression
Module 7: Endocrinology 7.1 Insulin resistance and beta-cell secretion Pre-diabetes, diabetes mell., obesity, OGTT, IGT, PCOS
  7.2 Appetite and weight gain Obesity, lifestyle, disease, stress, puberty, adiponectin, energy metabolism, BMI
  7.3 Bone structure and osteoporosis Primary osteoporosis, secondary osteoporosis, osteoporotic fractures, periosteal growth, bone mineral density, menopause
Module 8: Neurology 8.1 Inflammatory neurological diseases multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, demyelination of neurons, central nervous system, inflammation, autoreactive CD4+ T cells, autoimmune diseases, TNFalpha,interferon
  8.2 Degenerative neurological diseases Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, agitation, depression, strogen, ß-amyloid plaque, brain function, dopamine, rigidity, tremor, functional disability
  8.3 Epilepsy Seizures, catamenial epilepsy, teratogenic effect of antiepileptic drugs
  8.4 Stroke Cardio-embolic, atherosclerotic and lacunar stroke, atrial fibrillation, hypertension