Topics in Immigrant Health
Catalog Description: Topics in Immigrant Health is designed to offer an intensive multidimensional exploration of immigrant health using clinical, multimedia, academic and on-line learning. The course will include an individualized in-depth project and an individualized learning plan will be developed between each student and the course director after accessing the student's experience, background and interest. At least 60% of the student's time is dedicated to hands-on direct patient care and 40% to non-clinical learning or projects.
Sites: Assigned, various clinical sites
Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:00am-5:00pm with some evening and weekend work depending on the clinical site
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
Course Objectives: The student will:
- acquire research skills to access demographic, health and background information on immigrants in the U.S.
- understand the major characteristics and health needs of new immigrants.
- be able to design `culturally competent' health programs.
- learn to advocate for needed changes to promote immigrant health.
- complete a 2-3 immigrant health profile focusing on an immigrant group of their choice.
- Web-based and class-based discussions
- Immigrant Health Profile
- Clinical Assessment by attending
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Limited to Student Type: No
Course equivalency: N/A
Related curricular experience:
Course evaluation: MedHub