University of Technology Sydney

95743 Diversity and Culture

6cp; 4hrs per fortnight (Workshop, on-campus), online lectures
Requisite(s): (60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Public Health OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10410 Bachelor of Public Health Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10396 Bachelor of Public Health Bachelor of International Studies OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10441 Bachelor of Health Sciences Bachelor of Languages and Cultures) AND (95730 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health OR 92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health)



"It's a small world, after all", and getting smaller every day! In a rapidly shrinking world, characterised by intricate cultural interactions and diverse identities encompassing race, gender, nationality, sexuality, disability, age, and social status, this subject explores how global and local diversity directly and indirectly impacts population wellbeing through health promotion efforts. By examining historical and contemporary approaches to cultural interactions and their effects on health, students engage in healthy discussions that challenge their own perspectives, biases, and prejudices, while considering broader societal power dynamics. Through gaining insights and empathy for diverse ways of thinking and being, students develop skills to effectively navigate and respectfully embrace various cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds, fostering health promotion in a world rich in diversity.

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