Dec 07, 2023
IHS 2190 - Introduction to Immigrant & Migrant Health
This course will introduce students to issues related to mobile populations and to the myriad health issues faced by immigrant and migrant populations in the U.S. Because of the relatively large numbers of foreign-born individuals in Ohio, both in urban and rural areas, students working in health care are likely to engage with individuals and groups born outside the U.S. This course is designed to prepare students to appropriately and effectively engage with immigrant and migrant groups as well as other diverse groups.
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Analyze impact of law and policy on issues surrounding migration and immigration.
- Discuss cultural issues that influence treatment from the provider and the patient’s perspectives.
- Discuss current national and state initiatives employed to improve health indicators among migrant and immigrant populations.
- Discuss interpreter’s role in working with migrant and immigrant populations.
- Examine and compare special and vulnerable populations within the migrant and immigrant communities.
- Explore social justice and ethical issues surrounding migrant and immigrant health and health care.
- Outline the major health issues currently faced by migrant and immigrant populations.
- Review the history of migrant and immigrant populations in the U.S. and Ohio.
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