Wavelength is a free, open access resource on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex health for medical students and health professionals.
You can access a number of lectures, clinical scenarios and quizzes through our Go1 Portal, completely free of charge. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community by making education free and accessible.
Free LGBTIQ medical education for all medical students
& professional development for medical professionals
Wavelength’s values & mission
Making LGBTQIA+ medical education accessible
Our courses are freely available anytime, anywhere! We have a number of resources readily available through our learning system that covers the basic aspects of LGBTQIA+ health every health professional should know. Best of all, it’s free of charge!
Improving the experience of LGBTQIA+ patients and clients
LGBTQIA+ patients often report having to educate health professionals on their health needs and clinical care. By improving knowledge and clinical skills, we hope to get a step closer to achieving equality in healthcare.
Respecting diversity of cultures, experiences and sexualities
We understand the LGBTQIA+ is a broad and diverse community. Our resources aim to improve patient care by celebrating diversity within diversity!
See what our learning is about:
Our LGBTQIA+ medical courses
You have free access to our updated, all-in-one course covering Terminology, Gender, Sexuality and Intersex topics.
What you’ll learn:
- Understand language used in discussing sex, gender and sexuality
- How to effectively and respectfully lead clinical discussions around gender, sexuality and health for LGBTQIA+ patients
- Considerations for transgender people’s health and appropriate health discussion
- Understand safer sex advice for LGBTQIA+ people
Not too sure what LGBTIQA+ stands for? Our terminology segment breaks down the rainbow acronym and provides a solid foundation for understanding gender, sexuality and intersex.
A patient’s sexuality has an impact beyond just their sexual health. Learn about discussing safer sex, mental health, HIV risk and alcohol and other drugs. Lectures delivered by Dr Ruth McNair.
The trans and gender diverse community has a broad range of unique health needs. Learn about inclusive practice, including discussing a patient’s pronouns, affirmation history, cultural diversity and sexual health. Lectures delivered by Dr Ruth McNair and Dr Gavi Ansara.
In this brief segment of the course, we’ll introduce bodily diversity and de-stigmatising intersex variations. Lecture delivered by Dr Gavi Ansara.
In person learning
We can come to your offices or practice to facilitate learning
Looking for in-person workshops? You can book a session with our facilitators, who have years of clinical experience working with the LGBTIQ community and working in LGBTIQ medical education.
book a learning session at your place
Online facilitated learning through webinars
Wavelength runs webinars throughout the year aimed to improve the quality of education and update on the latest guidelines and evidence. Webinars are free to join for medical students.
Watch a short video from our courses
Unsure how to ask about a patient’s pronouns?
Check out this video from our course!
Wavelength is an online open-access medical education platform designed for students and junior doctors to provide safe and inclusive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people. Wavelength is brought to you by AMSA Queer. AMSA Queer represents and connects queer medical students across Australia, and seeks to promote LGBTQIA+ health and wellbeing through education and advocacy.Wavelength was founded by a team of medical students from MDQueer at The University of Melbourne and the Queer Health Collective at Monash University, in collaboration with LGBTQIA+ community members, leaders and advocates to ensure it addressed community needs and experiences.Wavelength would not be possible without the support from our founding partner organisations, including The Victorian AIDS Council and The University of Melbourne, as well as expert input from Associate Professor Ruth McNair and Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez. We deeply thank all the community members who participated in the creation of this resource.
Wavelength was produced in Wurundjeri country. We proudly acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and pay our respects to Elders past and present.