FMCH 7521

Topics in Immigrant Health


Elisabeth Arendt
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



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.


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Site will be assigned after drop/add deadline

NorthPoint Medical Clinic is the primary site, but the course director also arranges for students to visit additional Hennepin Healthcare clinics during the rotation. 

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.

Graded Components: 

  • Web-based and class-based discussions
  • Immigrant Health Profile
  • Clinical Assessment by attending

Grading Scale: P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

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Course evaluation: MedHub