Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 18, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MEDA 119 Intercultural Awareness in Health Care

3 credits

This course is designed to help you explore, understand, and appreciate the challenges posed by cultural and ethnically diverse patient populations. Meeting the health care needs of culturally diverse individuals requires sensitivity and respect for the inherent beliefs, cultural traditions, medical practices, and inherent needs of each community.

Prerequisites: ENGL 099 .

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively to patients with culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discuss the intercultural implications of professional interaction and communication between team members in a medical setting
  • Understand and appreciate the healthcare needs, beliefs, and practices of patients of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Recognize and explain key issues, barriers, and alternatives to healthcare delivery for patients of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Identify the salient beliefs and important traditions of diverse patient populations in terms of health promotion and wellness, illness and disease prevention, and health restoration
  • Demonstrate cultural competence in health care contexts