Theorizing Diversities in Care
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PWM300
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Educational Science;
A.D.H. Bunge, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
dr. E.W.M. Rommes
Other course modules lecturer
dr. E.W.M. Rommes
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Contactperson for the course
dr. E.W.M. Rommes
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M.A. van Stam
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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:
  1. Analyze and describe various ways in which care professionals and policy makers can handle diversities in specific clinical, educational or policy settings (3, 5)
  2. Analyze 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 of client and professional (5)
During this course, you will gain in-depth insight in how and which diversities such as gender, sexuality, cultural and social-economic background matter in (youth) care. Next to the educational and clinical setting of mental health problems (e.g., disabilities, behavioral problems and/ or learning problems), the policy and societal context will receive specific attention, as not only diagnosis, treatment and care and the effects of their standardization will be discussed, but also prevention and accessibility of our health care system for diverse clients. You will become familiarized with topics like micro-aggression, super diversity, cultural variations in perceptions and presentation of mental problems and culturally sensitive counselling, and universalism/cultural relativism.

Presumed foreknowledge
This course is open to master students Behavioural Sciences (psychology and pedagogy students), master students anthropology/sociology/communication studies and B3 students medicine
Test information

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Required materials
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Instructional modes
Type of instructional modeLecture

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