Course # DL-965: Infectious Disease: A Gender Bias

by Jane Bruner, MT(ASCP), Ph.D. - CSU Sacramento

Approved for 1.0 CE
Level of Difficulty: Basic


Infectious diseases are estimated to cause as many as 17 million deaths per year worldwide. The so called “big three” in global infectious diseases are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS), tuberculosis and malaria. They account for over 300 million illnesses each year.


After completing the course, the participant will be able to:

1. discuss the importance of infectious disease in the world.

2. outline the factors that make women more susceptible to infectious disease than men.

3. list the big three among the infectious disease killers and relate the reasons why women are more vulnerable to them.

4. discuss how to reduce the health disparities in women.


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