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CALD 1 – Culture and Cultural Competency

Date: Thu 01/11/2018 - Sat 31/10/2020

Provider: eCALD

Optometrist Credits: 2 Cultural Points
Dispensing Optician Credits: 2 Cultural Points

Event Type(s): DVD, Training


This course is a pre-requisite for all other CALD courses (except for the CALD 1CS Cultural Competency & Customer Service course). This course is suitable for health workforce working in clinical roles. Duration: 4 hours for face to face format and 3 hours for online format.

At the end of the course, participants will:

Understand the need for cultural competency
Understand the impact of culture on knowledge of the health system
Be more aware of one’s own cultural values
Understand and learn how to apply the four elements of cultural competency (cultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and skills) in practice
Understand cultural sensitivity in practice
Gain knowledge and skills to develop cultural competency in practice

On completing this course you will have developed new skills in cultural competency; and become aware of how assumptions, interpretations and judgements can impact on how we communicate with and understand our CALD patients during interactions / consultations

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