An Introduction to Race and ethnicity:
An Historical Overview
Instructions for users of this package
Over the next few pages you will be introduced to the key concepts
of race and ethnicity and the manner in which they have framed how
BME communities access health services and how health services are
provided to them today. Notes will introduce key terms. Some of
these terms may provide you with a hyperlink to another part of
the web or the BE-ME web site – e.g. department of health,
BE-ME video clips etc. If you are unable to open the video clips
you may read a transcript or an overview of them.
this symbol to reveal additional information where indicated.
this symbol to view video clips where indicated.
There are discussion or thinking points along the package that can
be done individually or in-groups.
help us in improving this package please email comments to either
Ranjit Khutan or Be-Me.
form is included at the end, please complete this, as it will
enable us to assess whether the package achieves its aims.
note: This package only covers a small part of the Advanced Transcultural
health issues module that is offered to Post graduate
health studies students at the University of Wolverhampton and will
signpost you to other useful sources of information to enable independent
study of the issues that are touched on here.