EDE506 Cultural Aspects of Intercultural CommunicationCultural Aspects of Intercultural Communication

To increase the effectiveness of patient - provider relationships, this course explores the notion of cultural competence for providers through the lens of understanding the cultural variation among immigrant and refugee groups in the greater Rochester area, with a focus on understanding home country/regional backgrounds in relation to cultural beliefs practices (attitudes toward medical care, family structure and gender dynamics, food, exercise, and daily activities) and how they affect the dynamics of communication with providers. This course will provide students with opportunities for self-reflection and self-identification to translate cultural competence into professional health care practice. In this effort, students will connect their own cultural backgrounds to their current professional roles and to their patients’ backgrounds. To understand a microcosm of the local community, students will learn about an immigrant/refugee group in the region and write a short case study about their findings.

Credits: 1
Offered:
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
EDE 506 Cultural Aspects of Intercultural CommunicationCultural Aspects of Intercultural Communication course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.