NURS 7019 Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401082

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Description This unit encourages students to investigate and discuss the concepts of health and illness in the context of cultural and social diversity. The unit promotes the attainment of critical knowledge and core principles necessary for students to become holistic, culturally and socially sensitive and appropriately adaptable when meeting the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, other marginalised and vulnerable groups including refugees and those from LGBTI community, and people from other diverse cultural and social backgrounds. A case study approach provides a framework for students to explore the impact of different attitude and value systems relating to the health of peoples in Australia.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Discuss social determinants of health among culturally and socially diverse communities
  2. Critically reflect on own values and attitudes when working in culturally and socially diverse communities
  3. Integrate knowledge of culture, ethnicity and diversity into the provision of health care for a multicultural society
  4. Describe health related risk factors for people from diverse cultural groups
  5. Critically analyse the impact of current and historical events, health care policies and service provision on the health of Australia�fs culturally diverse communities, particularly on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
  6. Discuss the importance of culturally and socially appropriate health care for individuals in a diverse community

Subject Content

Social determinants of health in a culturally and socially diverse communities - Cultural isolation, Social exclusion, Poverty, Discrimination, Historical events
Culture, ethnicity and diversity - Health status of different population groups including refugees, LGBTI community, and Health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Health care policies and service provision - Bridging the gap
Culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case studies x 2 1,000 words each 50 N Individual
Essay 2,000 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • There is no essential textbook.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Hong Kong Baptist University

Offshore

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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