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Transcultural Medicine and Diversity Care

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Education5 Semester (120 ECTS)

Language of study German, English

Next startMarch 2025

Costs expected: € 15.000,-

ManagementProf. Dr. Türkan Akkaya-Kalayci

Tagsmodern immigrant societies, socio-cultural diversity, transcultural competence, interdisciplinary

In the context of globalization and international mobility there exists an increasing socio-cultural diversity with a variety of life styles in the EU-health institutions. Doctors, nursing staff, midwives as well as other experts in the field of health continuously meet new and more complex challenges.

The course conveys practical background information about the influence of sociocultural imprints on health and illness behavior, on body concepts and gender roles, which may affect both communication and social interactive situations. Psychosocial strain due to migration and specific health problems of migrants as well as their ideas and expectations regarding medical treatment and care are further topics of the course.

The course with modular character is designed in an interdisciplinary way. The scientific frame consists of transcultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, gender and migration studies. By means of several practical examples and case analyses the participants will achieve the ability to combine expert knowledge with job practice and gain new insights and understanding for the interpersonal relationships with their clients in cross-cultural medical settings.

The international aspect of this program is emphasized by inviting experts and speakers that are among the most renowned experts in their respective fields with own migration experience.

Program Transcultural Medicine and Diversity Care

Medical University of Vienna