Healthy Perspectives (HP) is an online, high-tech, cultural competency training, primarily
for students, but also open for faculty, staff and residents at Augusta University.
First-year health professions students in patient-centered programs are required to
complete this course. Healthy Perspectives is designed to promote better communication
and to develop a strong patient-centered practice. The focus of the course content
is to create cultural self-awareness. In this course, students learn more about stereotypes
and biases, but most importantly, they begin to appreciate the influence of cultural
perspectives on their ability to communicate with others and reach the common goal
of better health.
The modules should take about 30 minutes, and students have one week to complete each one.
Yes. All students entering their first patient-centered degree program engage in HP as a graduation or program requirement. HP is a part of the following:
Physician Assistants, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Clinical Lab Science, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Dental College of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia, BSN Program, and CNL Program