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n Acta Academica - Cultural competence among occupational therapy students at the University of the Free State, South Africa

Volume 44, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

The study investigates occupational therapy students' perceptions about cultural competence and assessed their levels of competence to determine whether the undergraduate occupational therapy curriculum at the University of the Free State sufficiently equips students to become culturally competent professionals. A descriptive study was undertaken, using a non-standardised questionnaire. Students did not feel sufficiently equipped regarding cultural competence, and their levels of competence ranged between cultural incapacity and pre-competence. The results support students' perceptions that the current occupational therapy curriculum at the University of the Free State does not sufficiently equip them to become culturally competent.


Die studie het arbeidsterapie-studente se persepsies oor kulturele bevoegdheid ondersoek en hul vlak van bevoegdheid bepaal om vas te stel of die voorgraadse arbeidsterapie-kurrikulum aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat studente voldoende voorberei om tot kultureel-bevoegde beroepslui te ontwikkel. 'n Beskrywende studie is onderneem deur 'n nie-gestandardiseerde vraelys te gebruik. Studente het nie voldoende toegerus gevoel ten opsigte van kulturele bevoegdheid nie, en hul vlakke van bevoegdheid het tussen kulturele onvermoë en pre-bevoegdheid gewissel. Die bevindinge ondersteun studente se persepsies dat die huidige arbeidsterapie-kurrikulum aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat hulle nie voldoende toerus om kultureel bevoegd te word nie.

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