Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally aware and competent in increasingly diverse settings. Explore what it means to belong to a culturally diverse, global society and be challenged by the social constructions of race, ethnicity, and culture. This unit provides a firm foundation for understanding and dealing with real world issues relating to culture and cultural differences, organized into two modules. The first module develops a clearer understanding of your own worldview, and how this potentially affects your communication and interactions with others. The second module targets concepts and skills for recognizing and addressing systemic discrimination. Learners are equipped along the way to resolve case studies on real-world issues relating to culture and cultural differences, through both reflective practice and effective writing. Your teaching team is a group of diverse and highly qualified academic and professional staff from two Colleges (Health & Medicine and Arts, Law & Education) and the Academic Division. All of them are able to draw on their considerable knowledge and experience of living and working with cultural diversity in their own and other countries.
|Unit name||Living and Working with Cultural Diversity|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Mr Sebastien Robin|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Emily Rudling|Doctor Maria Kunda|Doctor Robyn Moore|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Paramedicine Study Period 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Paramedicine Study Period 1||21/2/2022||12/3/2022||11/4/2022||29/5/2022|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Explain how your own and other people’s worldviews influence behaviour, communication and attitudes.
- Practice self-reflection as a tool for considering your responses to intercultural situations.
- Investigate strategies to promote equity in a variety of contexts.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XBR104
|Assessment||Discussion posts (5%)|Discussion posts (10%)|Reflection (15%)|Discussion posts (15%)|Assignment (25%)|Reflection (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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