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1. General information
Course:
CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH
Code:
15305
Type:
BASIC
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
391 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN NURSING (TA)
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
16 - FACULTY OF SCIENCES OF THE HEALTH OF TALAVERA
Group(s):
60  61 
Year:
1
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: CLARA MAESTRE MIQUEL - Group(s): 60  61 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de Talavera de la Reina1.6.
ENFERMERÍA, FISIOTERAPIA Y TERAPIA OCUP.
5667
clara.maestre@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

"Cultural diversity and social inequalities in health" is a subject that belongs to the compulsory training of Nursing Degree. This subject permits to analyze and reflect on nursing care, considering new sociocultural perspectives which have to be applied in health caring, in a multicultural society.

Understanding health/illness process is not an homogeneous issue, considering that there are social, cultural, politic and economic factors which have influence in diverse conceptual approaches. Moreover, health and illness are social constructions that go further than the biomedical model, and that have to be analized from the sociocultural and historical facts.

This subjects is related with other subjects about Nursing care, contribuiting with knowledge and skills related with cultural effects on patients, healers and self-percieved health. It is mainly related with subjects as Public Health Introduction, Health Psicology, Community Nursing, Ethics and Legislation, and Health services Managing.

In this subjects, undergraduates will have competencies to analyze the differences of atention/ health/illness processes, that come from cultural diversity and social inequalities and their effects as well, as inequality, discrimitation and social exclusion, and margination. Contents in this subject will prepare undergraduates to carry out nursing interventions culturaly appropiates.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A08 To identify the psychosocial responses of people to different health situations (in particular, illness and suffering), selecting the appropriate actions to provide help. To establish an empathetic and respectful relationship with the patient and family according to the situation of the person, health problem and stage of development. To use strategies and skills that allow an effective communication with patients, families and social groups, as well as the expression of their concerns and interests.
A10 To know and to identify psychological and physical problems derived from gender violence to train students in the prevention, early detection, assistance, and rehabilitation of victims of this form of violence.
B04 To demonstrate ethical commitment and professional deontology.
C01 Learning to learn.
C03 To apply critical, logical and creative thinking, demonstrating innovation skills.
C04 To work autonomously with responsibility and initiative.
C05 To work in a team in a collaborative way and shared responsibility.
C06 To communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions clearly and effectively in a specific public or technical field.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Understand the interactive behaviour of the person according to gender, group or community, within their social and multicultural context.
Identification of strategies and skills that allow an effective communication with families and social groups, as well as the expression of their concerns and interests.
Understanding of alternative projects for collective health in our sociocultural context.
Understanding without prejudice to people, considering their social and cultural aspects and respecting their opinions, beliefs and values ¿¿as autonomous individuals.
Identification of health problems / illness / socio-health care derived from cultural differences (gender, age, and ethnicity) and social inequalities (socioeconomic status).
Analyze health strategies for the prevention and care of victims of social and gender-based violence.
Understanding health inequalities as a typical and group observable expression of sociocultural inequity.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Social and cultural factors that configure identity processes and expectations of quality of life.
  • Unit 2: Social inequalities and their impact in health/ illness process. Social disadvantage, vulnerability and social exclusion. Effects in morbidity, mortality and health assistance.
  • Unit 3: Gender and health, from difference to inequality. Health and social class. Well-being, life style and social support.
  • Unit 4: Health policy, institutional and professional strategies in assisting cultural diversity and social health inequalities.
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures A08 A10 1.2 30 N N
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions C05 0.08 2 Y N
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Lectures C06 0.08 2 Y N
In-class Debates and forums [ON-SITE] Projects based learning C01 0.24 6 Y N
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work C04 0.08 2 N N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study C01 1.8 45 N N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study C01 C03 C04 1.6 40 Y N
Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE] Workshops and Seminars C05 0.56 14 Y N
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests A08 A10 B04 C03 C06 0.16 4 Y Y
On-line debates and forums [OFF-SITE] Online Forums B04 C06 0.2 5 Y N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 70.00% 100.00% Writting test (required).
Other methods of assessment 30.00% 0.00% Other activities that could be in english as well, and that are related with the competencies of this subject.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Evaluation criteria not defined
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 2
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 4
On-line debates and forums [AUTÓNOMA][Online Forums] 5

Unit 1 (de 4): Social and cultural factors that configure identity processes and expectations of quality of life.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Workshops and Seminars] 3

Unit 2 (de 4): Social inequalities and their impact in health/ illness process. Social disadvantage, vulnerability and social exclusion. Effects in morbidity, mortality and health assistance.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 15
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Workshops and Seminars] 4

Unit 3 (de 4): Gender and health, from difference to inequality. Health and social class. Well-being, life style and social support.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 15
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 12
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Workshops and Seminars] 4

Unit 4 (de 4): Health policy, institutional and professional strategies in assisting cultural diversity and social health inequalities.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 6
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 8
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Workshops and Seminars] 3

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
Buchbinder, M. Understanding health inequalities and justice. Open University 2011  
Daponte A, et al. Las desigualdades sociales en salud. Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública 2008  
Esteban ML. Introducción a la Antropoogía de la Salud. Aplicaciones teóricas y prácticas. Osalde 2007  
Graham, H. Understanding health inequalities Open University 2011  
Martínez Hernáez A. Antropología médica. Anthropos 2011  
Perdiguero E, Comelles JM Medicina y cultura Ediciones Bellaterra 2000  
Sigerist, Marmot Social inequalities in health Open University 2006  
Spensor RE. Las culturas de la salud. PEARSON 2002  



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