Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency

Tuition: $59
Hours: 2


Course Description

We are waiting on approval for this course to meet Oregon's mandatory requirement for Cultural Competency.

This two-hour distant based course will address cultural diversity and why it is important to understand when treating patients. The doctor will learn that by embracing cultural competence and diversity in healthcare, they can improve the overall quality of care to their patients.

This class has a little reading material but the bulk of the material is presented in video.


The content of this course is provided through an online video and reading material in which the learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of two hours is required. There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class. The learner must receive a score of 80% of the total possible points and log at least two hours to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.

No textbooks required. Computer and Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.


  • What is cultural diversity and why is it important?
  • Why is it important to value diversity?
  • Culture competency
  • How to promote diversity in the office


  • Recognize the importance of developing skills related to cultural sensitivity.
  • Identify the importance of clinical skills related to diverse patient populations.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.