Migration and Health in a Global Perspective

Course content

The course introduces you to current knowledge on and experiences with providing health and access to health care for migrant populations. The purpose of the course is to provide participants with an insight into the relation between migration, ethnicity and health as well as to gain knowledge about issues and possible solutions for ensuring access to health and health care for migrants.

We will discuss the following: terminology, categorization and operationalization of concepts; research methodologies and research ethics, health determinants prior to, during and after migration, morbidity and mortality patterns in migrant populations; formal and informal barriers in access to health services. 

Education

Full degree master in Public Health Science
Full degree bachelor in Public Health Science

Learning outcome

Knowledge

On completion of the course, the students shall demonstrate knowledge on:

  • values in migrant health including equity in health, social vulnerability and health as a human right.
  •  terminology, categorizations and central concepts
  • methodological issues of carrying out research among migrants
  • health determinants in migrant populations
  • barriers to and strategies for ensuring access to health in migrant populations

 

Competences

On completion of the course, the students shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • describe and discuss the concepts of  ethnicity and migration.
  • define the diversity of migrant groups which the field focuses on and where demographic sources are found.
  • describe the concepts of equity in health and health and human rights in relation to migrants’ health.
  • describe disease patterns, causal mechanisms and risk factors related to migrants’ health.
  • describe formal and informal barriers to migrants’ health care and relevant health policies.

 

Skills

On completion of the course, the students shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • discuss terminology, categorizations and central concepts related to  ethnicity and migration.
  • identify different relevant methods of analysing problems related to migration and health both in relation to qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • apply analytical approaches to migration and health included in the course as learned through case work.
  • use their analytical skills on relevant international articles and reports on migrants’ health and health care.

Lectures, presentations and discussions in plenary

Selected articles and book chapters are included in the syllabus.

No specific competences are required

This course is open for students in the BSc and MSc in Health Informatics, MSc in Global Health, MSc in Health Science and MSc in Human Biology without pre-approval.

ECTS
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, 4 timer under invigilation
The course will be finalised by a written examination. The exam is a 4-hour examen aiming at answering two out of three questions using a maximum of 6 pages.
Aid
All aids allowed
  • Incl. USB memory stick.
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student must be able to demonstrate excellent:

Knowledge about:

  • values in migrant health including equity in health, social vulnerability and health as a human right.
  •  terminology, categorizations and the central concepts of ethnicity and migration.
  • methods of carrying out research among migrants
  • health determinants  and morbidity patterns among migrant populations – including differences between these diverse groups.
  • barriers to and strategies for ensuring access to health in migrant populations.
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Skills:

  • Be able to critically reflect on terminology, categorizations and the central concepts of ethnicity and migration and how they affect migrants helaht and access to care.

 

Competencies

  • identify different relevant methods of analysing problems related to migration and health both in relation to qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • apply analytical approaches to migration and health included in the course as learned through case work.
  • use their analytical skills on relevant international articles and reports on migrants’ health and health care.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 79
  • Exam Preparation
  • 35
  • Exam
  • 4
  • English
  • 138