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Title Migration and Health
Course number 5319
Programme Public Health Science
Language English
Credits 2.0
Date 2021-09-20 -- 2021-10-01
Responsible KI department Department of Global Public Health
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course 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.
Intended learning outcomes 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.
Contents of the course 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.
Teaching and learning activities 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.
Compulsory elements 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.
Literature and other teaching material 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.
Number of students 10 - 20
Selection of students 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)
More 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.
Additional course leader
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Anna-clara Hollander
Department of Global Public Health
0852480171
anna-clara.hollander@ki.se
Contact person Janne Agerholm
Institutionen för global folkhälsa

janne.agerholm@ki.se