University of Technology Sydney

95743 Diversity and Culture

6cp; 1.5hpw, pre-recorded lecture, online; 1.5hpw, tutorial, on campus
Requisite(s): (60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Health Science OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10410 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10396 Bachelor of Health Science 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! Today's world is an ever-evolving matrix of complex cultural interactions and diverse constructions of identity that include components of race, gender, nationality, sexuality, disability, age, and social status. In this subject, students explore the context of global and local diversity and its direct and indirect impact on health outcomes. The subject analyses both historical approaches to cultural interactions, and contemporary controversies that impact health. While ensuring a safe space for healthy discussion, students are taught to critically engage with their own personal perspectives, biases and prejudices, and those that are expressed more broadly in society as institutional power dynamics. Students gain insight and empathy into diverse ways of thinking and being, and use this knowledge to develop skills to effectively work within and be sensitively and respectfully aware of diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

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