New Course!

Clinical Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse Young People

The Youth Health Team at the University of Auckland is offering a new postgraduate course in 2018.

Do you want to develop and advance your skills, knowledge and expertise in the clinical care of transgender and gender diverse young people? The University of Auckland is offering a new course for health professionals who care for transgender and gender diverse young people.

The course will cover:

  • The epidemiology and development of transgender and gender diverse  identity in children and young people
  • How to best assess and support transgender and gender diverse  identity in children and young people 
  • In-depth aspects of the medical and surgical care  of transgender and gender diverse  young people
  • Ethical and management issues in caring for transgender and gender diverse  young people

 The course  is  delivered  in  semester one over 3  one  day  block  teaching  sessions  and one half-day for case presentations

These  will  involve  different  modes  of  teaching  including  didactic,  small  group,  interactive  workshop  and  role  plays  using adolescent actors.

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.

For more information and prior to enrolling please contact Dr Simon Denny, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health.  Phone: (09) 923 9400 Email:

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