Postgraduate Course: Migration and Health (GLHE11080)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Migration is a social determinant of health that can impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Migration usually occurs in response to conflict, persecution and violence, or a search for improved economic or educational opportunities. However, the migration process itself can expose migrants to social, physical and psychological risks, and result in infringements of their human rights, including limited access to health care.
This ten-credit course will enable students to develop critical awareness, knowledge, and skills to better tackle complex challenges that occur as a result of migration. The course will be available to students taking the PG Certificate in Global Health Challenges, and Master of Public Health and potentially from other programmes. Students will be introduced to the concepts, drivers, types, and the ethical and health challenges of migration. Case studies will be used to understand migration within and between countries in different contexts. Approaches and strategies to address the challenges will be explored. By the end of the course, students will have developed an awareness of the complexities that migration presents, and some related strategies to use in their own professional and practice environments.
This is a 5-week distance learning course worth 10 credits. Students are expected to spend 14-20 hours per week on this course. Students will be given a brief overview of the course and will be provided with relevant materials and resources. Specific individual and collaborative tasks and online discussion exercises relating to each week's topic will be set. This will culminate in a written assignment at the end of the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 5,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Online Activities 35,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written exam 0%, Practical exam 0%, Coursework 100%
||Students will receive formative and summative feedback.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts, drivers, types and health challenges of migration.
- Critically review potential responses to health challenges presented by migration.
- Make informed judgements about preferred solutions based on ethics and practicalities.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||During this course students will have to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others. Their knowledge and understanding of the topic will improve but they will also learn generic approaches/skills such as classifying information, critically analysing materials and evaluation skills. Since the course is distance learning, it will contribute to their IT, writing and communication skills. Finally, they will be expected to be able to bring together and draw from the information provided through the course during their essay writing. Competencies such as structuring of work and accurate referencing should improve.
||Delivered via online distance learning
|Keywords||Migrant,refugee,mobile populations,low and middle income countries,health care access
|Course organiser||Dr Rosemary Geddes
Tel: (0131 6)51 4139
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosemary Porteous
Tel: (0131 6)50 9835