CMST 330 Intercultural Health Communication • 5 Cr.


Examines how a healthcare practitioner may engage in effective communication with culturally dissimilar individuals in a variety of contexts. Students practice intercultural strategies and skills. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.


Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define culture and identify various health belief systems.
  • Analyze one's own cultural identity in relationship to the organizational culture.
  • Describe the characteristics of intercultural competence and the methods for improving language, nonverbal communication and listening skills.
  • Discuss the influence of culture on conflict and explain the various approaches to effective conflict management in the health care setting.
  • Identify the components of collaborative communication in a diverse health care setting.