Introduction

You are invited to participate in the research project identified above which is being conducted by Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez and Associate Professor Ruth McNair from the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with Angus Burns from Monash University and the Australian Medical Students' Association.

Why is the research being done?

The purpose of the research is to evaluate the educational benefits of a new online resource on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) health. This resource is called Wavelength and it compromises of three modules on gender, sexuality and intersex health. We will be using an online survey completed before and after use of the resource to understand the impact of the educational material.

Who can participate in the research?

You are invited to participate if you are a current medical student in Australia.

What would you be asked to do?

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete a short 10 question online survey about your knowledge, attitudes and competency related to LGBTIQ health. You will complete this survey twice; before and after completing each of the modules. There are three modules in total and you may choose to complete any number of modules you’d like.  

 What choice do you have?

Participation in this research is entirely your choice.  Only those people who give their informed consent will be included in the project.  Whether or not you decide to participate, your decision will not disadvantage you. If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw from the project at any time prior to submitting your completed survey. You can choose to complete the survey for one or more of the modules. You are also able to access this resource without completing this survey.

How much time will it take?

Each survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. If you decide to complete all surveys, the maximum expected time commitment is 30 minutes, after you’ve completed all the material on Wavelength.         
 
What are the risks and benefits of participating?

There are no anticipated risks associated with participating in this research. We do not expect any of the questions to be distressing or sensitive in nature.

Whilst there are no anticipated benefits to you personally in participating in this research, the findings may support the addition of LGBTIQ-specific learning to medical school curricula. This would build the capacity of medical schools to prepare future doctors to care more effectively for the diverse members of the LGBTIQ communities.

How will your privacy be protected?

The collected data will be stored securely on a password protected shared University drive.  Data will be retained for a minimum of 5 years as per University of Melbourne requirements.

You will be asked to provide your email address, so you can complete the post-intervention survey after you have completed the materials on Wavelength. This will be stored separately and de-identified you’re your survey responses. There is a question on which medical school you belong to, however this is for follow-up purposes only and no institution will be identified in published findings. The responses you provide will not be identifiable.

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