In Sweden and across Europe, the complex relationship between migration and existing healthcare structures is an ongoing challenge. Through contemporary case studies, investigate migrants’ health needs and evaluate their access to care.
- Analyze the challenges and opportunities that migration presents to the Swedish healthcare system
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to compare and contrast Swedish and European approaches to migration and health
- Engage in debate on the burning issues surrounding integration of asylum seekers, refugees, and other migrant groups and its impact on health care and other social services in Europe
This program is right for you if you study public health, global health, political science, sociology, or a similar discipline.
Public Health and Migration
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Migrants, including refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants, are voluntarily or involuntarily moving to new locations, such as Sweden. 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.
Week-Long Study Tour: Geneva
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
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