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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Global Health

Postgraduate Course: Migration and Health (GLHE11080)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryMigration 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 05/08/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 46 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written exam 0%, Practical exam 0%, Coursework 100%
Feedback Students will receive formative and summative feedback.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts, drivers, types and health challenges of migration.
  2. Critically review potential responses to health challenges presented by migration.
  3. Make informed judgements about preferred solutions based on ethics and practicalities.
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Additional Information
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.
Special Arrangements Delivered via online distance learning
KeywordsMigrant,refugee,mobile populations,low and middle income countries,health care access
Course organiserDr Evgeniya Plotnikova
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679
Course secretaryMs Rebecca Sewell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
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