DIS Stockholm - Public Health

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DIS Stockholm - Public Health

Public Health 
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.


IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Global Health
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Public Health
  • Sociology

CORE COURSE 

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. 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.
Week-Long Study Tour: Geneva 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 

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Subjects

  • Public Health

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