From Sweden to Switzerland, Europe has faced a dramatic rise in migration, with each country responding differently to the challenges and opportunities that this situation presents to the healthcare systems. The complex relationship between migration and existing healthcare structures is an ongoing challenge across Europe. Through contemporary case studies, investigate migrants’ health needs and evaluate their access to care.
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It is a good fit if you study:
- Global Health
- Political Science
- Pre-Medicine/Health Science
- Public Health
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Public Health and Migration: Access, Politics, and Human Rights
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Migrants, including refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants, are voluntarily or involuntarily moving to new locations, such as Sweden. Upon arrival, some may be suffering from tuberculosis, HIV, or other diseases rarely occurring in the host country. This course addresses the health status and care needs as well as the legal, financial, and cultural barriers to accessing treatment faced by the migrant population. Through contemporary case studies, analyze the relationship between migrant health needs and the existing healthcare structure.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Sweden, combined with a two-day seminar in Stockholm. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access too.
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