Courses & Units

Living and Working with Cultural Diversity CZZ104


What is cultural responsiveness and why is it increasingly valued in workplaces? What does it mean to commit to cultural safety as a health practitioner? In this online unit, you will develop your understanding of culture and the need for cultural responsiveness and cultural safety. You will begin to see culture in broad terms, and to explore the cultural and social influences that shape your own beliefs, values and behaviour and your own experiences of oppression and privilege. You will reflect on how all this affects how you interact with others, and practice responding in open minded, curious ways when your values and expectations are challenged. You will draw on unit readings and reliable literature to plan your lifelong journey of living and working effectively in a world where inequitable life experiences and outcomes based on factors including race, class, ethnicity, language, gender, ability and sexuality persist. While the unit focuses on cultural responsiveness in an Australian context, international exemplars and research are included.


Unit name Living and Working with Cultural Diversity
Unit code CZZ104
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Robyn Moore
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Health Study Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 1 4/3/2024 22/3/2024 19/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how your own and other people’s cultures shape values and behaviour; and acknowledge and address your own biases and assumptions.
  • Plan for ongoing application of cultural responsiveness and/or cultural safety by applying key principles to achieve equity, such as self-reflection and collaborative decision-making.
  • Identify and draw on reliable information to inform reflection on, and application of, cultural responsiveness.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090300 $2,040.00 $957.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning 4 hours weekly; Tutorial (online) 1 hour weekly; Self-directed study 3-4 hours weekly 

AssessmentReflection (15%)|Online quizzes (20%)|Reflection (30%)|Assignment (35%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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