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Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Human Rights

Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Human Rights

PLEASE NOTE: If you are undertaking this module for a second time then you will need to contact facultydevelopment@nwl.hee.nhs.uk upon completion for an updated certificate.

Equality and diversity are central to the NHS, in terms of both employment and service delivery.

This module offers you the opportunity to consider your role in relation to equality and diversity and explore the key principles involved.

By the end of this module you should:  

  • be clear about the definition of equality and diversity 
  • understand how institutional discrimination works
  • have considered issues of social identity in relation to the medical education system
  • have explored relevant legal frameworks
  • have considered how to challenge discrimination effectively
  • be able to apply equalities principles to the education and training of healthcare professionals.

Throughout the module you will be given an opportunity to apply the learning to your own practice through carrying out activities and reflecting on these.

Before you start

Before you start the module we recommend that you spend a few minutes thinking about the following points and noting down some of your thoughts. If you are registered on the site, you can do this in the ‘reflections area’. Click on the ‘my area’ link at the top of the page to access your personal pages. Please note that you must be logged in to do this. Please also note that you will need to contribute to the ‘reflections area’ during the course of the module in order to complete and print out your certificate.

Thinking points

  • What activities are you currently involved in that directly relate to equality and diversity?
  • What areas of your role do you think that equality and diversity has most impact on?
  • What areas of equality and diversity within your role do you feel most confident about?
  • What areas of equality and diversity within your role do you hope to improve?

 

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