About Cultural Competency for Allied Health

If you're pursuing a career in healthcare, it's important to understand and be able to navigate cultural difference. Cultural competency is considered central to many advanced training programs, including medical school and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

This minor is for you if you're in the nursing, pre-health, or physician assistant programs. It provides the needed background in cultural material and theory, while also fulfilling many general education requirements.

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Culture, Health, and the Body

Address the roles of disease in human evolution and history, sociocultural factors in contemporary world health problems, the comparative cultures of ethnomedicine and biomedicine, and ethnicity and health care.

Biological Anthropology and Human Evolution

Explore the role evolutionary processes that account for modern human biological variability and adaptation, including the concept of race. Students will examine the evolutionary history of the human species through the study of the fossil record, DNA, and comparative anatomy with our closest relatives, the primates.

Medical Ethics

An in-depth examination of major moral issues arising out of or associated with the practice of medicine, such as abortion, euthanasia, human experimentation, behavior control, the justice of the distribution of health care, among others.