SFOK18004U  Migration and Health

Volume 2018/2019
Education

MSc in Public Health Science - elective course

MSc in Global Health - elective course

MSc in Health Informatics - elective course

MSc in Health Science - elective course

MSc in Human Biology - elective course

BSc in Public Health Science - elective 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 health and migration as well as gain knowledge about issues and possible solutions for ensuring access to health and health care for migrants.

Cases mainly from Denmark and other European countries will be used to describe and 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; migrant populations’ experiences in seeking health care; health professionals’ experiences in providing health care to migrant populations.    

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 and ethical issues of carrying out research among migrants
  • health determinants in migrant populations
  • barriers to and strategies for ensuring access to health in migrant populations
  • critically understand and reflect upon the interrelationship between access to health and socio-economic, cultural, physical and psychological factors of importance in migrant situations

 

Skills

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

  • discuss terminology, categorizations and central concepts related to discrimination, race, 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.

 

Competences

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

  • describe and discuss the concepts of race, ethnicity, discrimination and migration.
  • define the diversity of migrant groups which the field focuses on and where demographic sources are found.
  • describe similarities in health and access to health between different categories of migrant populations.
  • 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.

 

 

Selected articles and book chapters are included in the syllabus. 

Lectures, presentations and discussions in plenary
This course is open for student in the MSc in Global Health, MSc in Health Informatics, MSc in Health Science and MSc in Human Biology without pre-approval.
Oral
Collective
Credit
10 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
Exam period

Please see the exam schedule at KUnet 

Re-exam

Please see the exam schedule at KUnet 

The exam form in the re-examination may differ from the ordinary exam. Should this happen, students registered for the re-examination will be informed as soon as possible.

Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student must be able to demonstrate knowledge and critically reflect on:

  • 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 and ethical issues 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.
  • interrelationship between access to health and socio-economic, cultural, physical and psychological factors of importance in migrant situations. 
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 30
  • Preparation
  • 206
  • Exam Preparation
  • 35
  • Exam
  • 4
  • Total
  • 275