McMaster University

McMaster University

Funding Within PIPER — Project 2

Project 2 — Gender & Health — Collaborations for Health

Principal Investigators

Eileen Hanna, Patty Solomon


Anne Malott, Anne Niec, Julie Richardson, Shaminder Dhillon, Sue Grafe

Goals & Objectives:

Our overall objective is to promote gender and health education within an InterProfessional (IP) Context, and the Specific Aims include the following:

  1. To increase health science student's awareness of the roles, behaviours and relationships between and among women, men, boys and girls in relation to issues of poverty and health from an interprofessional perspective
  2. To develop and evaluate a curricular model incorporating an existing module from the Gender and Health Collaborative Curriculum project in order to create a generalizable model that would enable existing educational resources to be adapted to sustainable resources for teaching gender and health within an IP context.
  3. To provide a venue for training faculty to understand how to facilitate gender and health issues in an interprofessional context.


A three part model is being developed to discuss issues of gender and poverty within an interprofessional context.

Three groups of 5 students each, will

  • First, meet in a facilitated small group
  • Second, individually work though an electronic scenario based on issues of gender & poverty
  • Third, re-group to discuss findings

The scenario we have developed is reflective of the demographic mix for Hamilton's population, and includes issues of poverty throughout a family's life. Students can select their learning objectives from several presented; for example, health care issues, legislative issues, policy issues. We are currently working toward a Tutor Guide. Dates will be advertised for late winter, early spring 2008.

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