Dealing with diversities in care
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PWM200
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Educational Science;
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A.D.H. Bunge, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
dr. E.W.M. Rommes
Other course modules lecturer
dr. E.W.M. Rommes
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M.A. van Stam
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M.A. van Stam
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2023
SEM1  (04/09/2023 to 26/01/2024)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
At the end of this course, students are able to:
  • Analyze and describe for a case study which aspects of care practices (e.g., perceptions of problem behaviours, disabilities and treatments, kinds of problems, ways of seeking help, treatment needs, communication styles) are influenced in which way by cultural, religious, gender, sexual and social class diversities (5)
  • Analyze and describe various ways in which care professionals and policy makers can handle diversities in specific clinical, educational or policy settings (3, 5)
  • Ethically reflect on and analyze how their own background influences their position as care professionals in various settings and which differences may occur between personal, professional, cultural and universal values. (4, 9)
  • Independently set up and write a small literature review on how diversities matter for a specific pedagogical practice (6, 7, 8)
In this course, you will get group and individual assignments in which you will experience how diversities matter in (mental) health care. In addition, you will reflect on how your personal context influences your professional values and you will learn to analyze and deal with situations in which personal, professional, cultural and universal values differ. For some of these themes, you will make an assignment based on a case study. In most cases, you may choose an assignment based on your own clinical, educational or policy interest and and on a target groups of your interest.

Presumed foreknowledge
This course is only open to students of the Master Diversities in Youth Care
Test information
This course is assessed using a portfolio assessment and an exam.
In the (open book) exam, a case will be presented. Students will be asked to explain how they would act in this case; how they would provide cultural aware care.
Students have to elaborate on, and explain their answers and use literature from articles and the colleges to justify their answers, using references.

For both portfolio and the exam, students have to get a 5.6 or higher. The final mark will be the average of both assessments (exam & portfolio). 
Attention: data of third parties is handled in this course. Is your secured RU-mail linked to your personal email address? Due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you need to (temporarily) turn this off and always password protect documents with sensitive information.

Required materials
To be announced
Will be announced, see Brightspace

Instructional modes
Attendance MandatoryYes

Working group
Attendance MandatoryYes

Test weight1
Test typePortfolio
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1

Test weight1
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1