Public Health and MigrationSemester Course

Program
Public Health
Week-Long Study Tour
Geneva
Core Course Week Study Tour
Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Public Health, Sociology
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

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, you analyze the relationship between migrant health needs and the existing healthcare structure.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Anthropology, Political Science, Public Policy

Faculty

Rachel Irwin

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD. Social Anthropology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2014). MSc. International Health Policy (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008). Postdoctoral research fellow in medical humanities at Lund University (2016-present). Researcher in global health at Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016). Researcher in health, development and security at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2011-2016). Research assistant in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2011). With DIS since 2016.

Public Health Rachel Irwin