Michigan: Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

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Michigan: Implicit (Unconscious) Bias—Course Summary

In Michigan, training on implicit bias is required as a condition for initial licensure or registration as well as renewal for healthcare professions. The training is in addition to any continuing education training required for each profession. Unlike the human trafficking training requirement, this is not a one-time training. Implicit bias training is required every time you renew your license. This rule took effect on June 1, 2022 and is described in the document, FAQs for Implicit Bias Training (Michigan.gov, September 24, 2021).

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Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants*.

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Learning Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to*:

  1. Define implicit and explicit bias.
  2. List 4 barriers or discrepancies in the access to healthcare in the United States.
  3. Describe 3 reasons why a diverse healthcare workforce is important.
  4. Contrast cultural sensitivity with cultural competence.
  5. Relate 3 fallacies or beliefs that may indicate cognitive bias in healthcare professionals.
  6. Relate 5 ways in which the historical impact of slavery and colonization has promoted implicit bias.
  7. Explain 2 common tools used to measure implicit bias.
  8. Describe 2 programs in Michigan whose goal is to improve health equity.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.

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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

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  • 3.00 Contact hours


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