Now, more than ever, everyone needs the skills to communicate and work effectively across different cultural systems, values, perspectives and behaviours—whether these differences arise from national, Indigenous, religious, ethnic, workplace or other cultural contexts. This includes developing the capacity to recognise the social fault lines that produce systemic inequities for minority cultural groups within Australian society.
Cultural intelligence is not something that is fixed, nor is it a finite destination of knowledge, but a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes that you will continue to develop to reflect new understandings and experiences of working effectively in a diverse world. Whatever your starting point, this unit will help guide you in your lifelong learning towards cultural intelligence. Understanding your own worldview and how it impacts your attitudes, behaviour and communication is a key part of the unit. You will engage in ongoing reflection to explore how your culture and upbringing conditions your responses to cross-cultural situations. You will investigate strategies and apply unit concepts to a variety of real-world situations. This is a fully online unit which encourages and rewards regular participation in interactive discussion activities. The assessment tasks allow you to apply the concepts and skills to your particular interests and a range of professional contexts.
Your teaching team is a group of highly qualified academic staff, all of whom 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||Doctor Robyn Moore|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Emily Rudling|Doctor Maria Kunda|Doctor Robyn Moore|
|Available as an 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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 cross cultural 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|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XBR104
|Assessment||Reflection (15%)|Discussion posts (15%)|Reflection (40%)|Assignment (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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