INMD 7011

Public Health and Mobile Populations

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Beth Scudder, MA
Course Coordinator
bscudder@umn.edu

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    Catalog Description: This course comprises four main topic areas: Immigrant/Refugee Health, Disaster Response, Public Health and Non-communicable Disease, and Travel Medicine.

    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

    The Public Health and Noncommunicable diseases topic prepares physicians and other health care providers to provide care for immigrants, refugees and other mobile populations in several sub-specialties, including cardiology, hematology, oncology and surgery. Allow 36 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of seven sections:

    • Public Health
    • Environmental Health
    • Nutrition
    • Heart and Kidney Disease
    • Hematology and Oncology
    • Other Medical Specialties
    • Dermatology

    The Travel Medicine topic prepares physicians and other health care providers to care for people traveling to (or living in) developing countries and other settings where resources are limited. Allow 21.5 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of five sections:

    • Travel Preparation
    • Environmental Distress
    • Special Travel Populations
    • Travel Activities
    • Post-travel Evaluation and Cases

    Sites: OL: Online learning

    Required session attendance:

    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
    • For Public Health: 36 hours total of online, self-directed learning
    • For Travel Medicine: 21.5 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.
    • Describe the role of international organizations in public health.
    • State key principles and practices in international public health and epidemiology.
    • Recognize the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of non-infectious illness such as hematology, oncology, trauma, cardiology and other specialties in low-resource settings.
    • Provide pre-travel advice and care for patients planning to travel to developing countries.
    • Diagnose and treat individuals who become ill during overseas travel or residence.
    • Provide post-travel evaluation and care for patients returning from travel to developing countries.
    • Diagnose and treat individuals living in the tropics and sub-tropics who are ill.

    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 7009 and INMD 7010

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    Course evaluation: MedHub