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Are there any courses or activities that may be offensive to my culture?

Updated 27/09/2018 01.45 PM

Maybe. It is highly recommended that you read the course and unit information so you are fully aware of the essential requirements of study and can identify if any activities or content would conflict with your culture or beliefs.

Some examples include:

  • Human Biology and Anatomy students must view cadaver material to gain a three-dimensional perspective from carefully prosected specimens.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students should be aware that Curtin's website and links may contain pictures, film and names of people who have passed away.
  • Fashion students may be required to organise fashion parades, including the coordination of live models backstage and can inadvertently be exposed to nudity as models prepare to change into designed garments.
  • Physiotherapy students must participate fully in all laboratories and clinical activities to develop the professional skills essential to be a competent practitioner. This requires that all students be suitably disrobed, for example in appropriate swimwear or undergarments, in a mixed class group to practise physiotherapy techniques on students of both genders throughout many of the laboratory sessions for the duration of the course.
  • Curtin’s Sexology students are exposed to media material of a sexually graphic nature in order to teach the course and unit modules.
If you would like to find out more about the content of your chosen course, you can submit your questions via our webform. Your enquiry will be answered by one of our Future Student Course Advisors.

Curtin offers numerous services on campus that you can utilise if you need support. Visit our Health and Wellbeing webpage for more information. 
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