INMD 7009

Immigrant/Refugee Health and Disaster Response

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Beth Scudder, MA
Course Coordinator
bscudder@umn.edu

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    Catalog Description: This course comprises two main topic areas: Immigrant/Refugee Health and Disaster Response.

    The Immigrant/Refugee Health topic prepares physicians and other health care providers to care for immigrants, refugees and other mobile populations. Allow 24.5 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of five sections:

    • Understanding Globally Mobile Populations
    • Clinical Issues in the Care of Mobile Populations
    • Health Systems Issues
    • Psychosocial Issues
    • Cross-Cultural Issues in End of Life and Advance Care Planning (Honoring Choices Across Cultures)

    The Disaster Response topic prepares physicians and other health care providers to practice medicine during disaster response and in settings with limited resources. Allow 26 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of five sections:

    • Disaster Relief
    • Medical Relief Missions
    • Clinical Medicine In Resource Limited Settings
    • Pediatrics in Resource Limited Settings
    • OB/GYN in Resource Limited Settings

    Sites: OL: Online learning

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    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:

    • For Immigrant/Refugee Health: 24.5 hours total of online, self-directed learning
    • For Disaster Response: 26 hours total of online, self-directed learning

    Direct patient care: No

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives: By the end of this course students will be able to:

    • Care for a multicultural patient population, including treating diseases seen in new arrivals and long-term foreign-born residents.
    • Identify key issues in local and global health equity and barriers to care for immigrants and refugees.
    • Describe best practices in clinical care and health systems interventions designed to reduce disparities in care and service for immigrants and refugees.
    • Discuss how to apply the LEARN model of patient-centered communication to advance care planning and advance directives.
    • Explain a framework for providing culturally-competent health care during disaster response and in resource-limited settings.
    • Improve expertise in clinical care in low-resource settings including short-term relief work.

    Graded Components:

    • Online discussion participation. Quizzes, final test

    Grading Scale: P/N

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    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: INMD 7011

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    Course evaluation: MedHub