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Teaching cultural competence: Preparing college students for the real world

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Course Description
This session describes a 100-level college course that uses multiple strategies to develop cross-cultural competence among the students. The strategies include comparative analyses of one's own cultural heritage and health traditions with those of persons of different race/ethnicity and gender. Additionally, case scenarios, video discussions, and selected readings help students to learn about different cultures and how best to address their health care needs. The students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through classroom assessments and a group project presentation that highlights the demographic profile, cultural practices, health traditions, and health care needs of the chosen ethnic/racial group and strategies to best address the identified needs. Evaluation methods and assessment rubrics will be shared along with resources to facilitate development of cross-cultural competency.

This course is provided by American Public Health Association and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
Student seeking knowledge on cross-cultural competence.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain how culture influences health traditions, health care access and use of health services.
  2. Discuss what cultural competence is and its utility in providing healthcare to diverse population groups.
  3. Specify three strategies for teaching cultural competence to college students.
  4. Identify three resources to enhance one’s knowledge about cross-cultural issues.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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