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Titel Migration and Health
Kursnummer 5319
Program Folkhälsovetenskap
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 2.0
Datum 2021-09-20 -- 2021-10-01
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för global folkhälsa
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The objective of the course is to give the students a deepened understanding of research on migration and health and how this is relevant, not only in studies with a specific focus of health outcomes in migrants health but in public health at large.
The course will cover theoretical concepts like e.g. ethnicity as well as quantitative and qualitative methods in this field. The course aims to increase the student’s skills in using theoretical concepts in studies using empiric methods. During this course, the student will get introduced to different theoretical frameworks for studying migration health as well as the challenges with studying migration related concepts in public health research.
Kursens lärandemål At the end of the course, the student is supposed to be able to
1) describe different theoretical frameworks for understanding migration health.
2) describe relevant designs for studies assessing migration health.
3) discuss own results related to migration health or ethnic differences.
4) evaluate research within the scientific area of migration health and assess when migration is a relevant determinant of health.
Kursens innehåll During this course the student will get introduced to different theoretical frameworks for studying how migration influences health. The concept of ethnicity will be discussed too as well as the challenges with studying ethnicity in public health research. Different designs and methods for studying migration health, both qualitative and quantitative, will be discussed and compared.
Arbetsformer The teaching activities will be based on lectures and workshops, in which the students will actively interact with teachers and each other. Lectures by invited speakers are mixed with lectures by local experts. Literature studies are followed up by seminars with student presentations and discussions.
Obligatoriska moment Article seminars are mandatory as participation in group discussions is part of the examination. Missed participation in other learning activities can be compensated with individual written assignments in agreement with the course leader.
Examination The course assessment is based on two activities 1) student performance during interactive classes and workshops where the student is expected to actively participate in exercises, 2) a written examination focusing on the own research.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Recommended reading:
Schenker, M., Castaneda, X., & Rodriguez-Lainz, A. (2014). Migration and health: a research methods handbook. University of California Press.
During the course the students will be introduced to different scientific articles within the research area. This additional literature will be available online.
Antal studenter 10 - 20
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
Övrig information The course is spread over two weeks with three days of teaching and learning activities each week. The course will be a mix of online and on campus activities.
Ytterligare kursledare
Senaste kursvärdering Not available
Kursansvarig Anna-clara Hollander
Institutionen för global folkhälsa
0852480171
anna-clara.hollander@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Janne Agerholm
Institutionen för global folkhälsa

janne.agerholm@ki.se