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deggendorf institute of technology

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Shaping interculturality and diversity in health professions.

centre for academic further education

This certificate is only offered in German!

own, foreign, common - creating cultural encounters in care

Living together with different cultural backgrounds is a topic of today - and certainly also one of the future. The university certificate "Shaping interculturality and diversity in health professions" offers stimulating and solution-oriented perspectives in this regard.

The focus is on cultural issues that arise in the nursing cooperation with patients, residents, relatives, nursing staff, assistants, therapists and doctors from different countries.

The contents and methods can be transferred and expanded to other cultural dimensions later on, either on their own initiative and/or in constructive seminars, e.g. with regard to generations, graduates from nursing training and studies (in a quality-oriented skill & degree mix), questions of corporate culture or nursing understanding.


Concrete team and care situations are illuminated with inter- and transcultural models and experiences, new or dormant potentials are tested. The seminar days combine answers in the search for cultural patterns with an interest in the individual perspectives of the participants and inspire respectful encounters in care and teamwork.

The aim is to provide orientation and reflection on questions that can arise in encounters with people from different countries. In essence, the aim is to look at one's own, foreign and common ground, to process the findings in a way that shapes relationships and to be able to integrate the corresponding experiences into everyday life.


  • Self-perception
  • Theoretical background
  • Transcultural care
  • Perceptions in society
  • Professional recognition processes of nursing professionals
  • Language-sensitive support for employees with German as a second language

course details

The university certificate includes 3 attendance days, which are connected by practical exercises. This includes the preparation of a short written case reflection and the preparation of the final day in a small group (in the form of a final presentation).

Current dates (each 8.30 am - 4 pm):

  • 12 March 2021
  • 13 March 2021
  • 9 April 2021

The course is recognised by the Association of Nursing Professionals in Bavaria (VdPB) as a 24-hour compulsory further training course for practical instructions in accordance with §4 (3) PfIAPrV.

Here you can find a summary of all information regarding the university certificate (in German).

target group

The university certificate course "Shaping interculturality and diversity in health professions" is aimed at

  •     Leaders, teachers and practical instructors in nursing
  •     Further multipliers from the nursing sector

organisational matters

The 6-day university certificate "Shaping interculturality and diversity in health professions" dates are currently still pending.

Course language: German


  •     € 350 regular
  •     € 190 for students from the health and care sector (limited number of places)

The group size is limited to 20 participants so that, in addition to short presentations, methods of case work as well as diverse application-oriented procedures can be used. Minimum number of participants is 12.

your advantages

  • High theory-practice transfer through practice-related exercises
  • Professional competence through experienced nursing educators as trainers
  • Experiencing the potential of cultural diversity in care
  • Compact training with direct benefit transfer