Subject details

  • Topics
    • Migration in Context
    • The Management of Migration
    • Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
    • Post-Emergency Health
    • Mental and Psycho-Social Health of Forced Migrants
    • Repatriation/Return and Health
    • Health in Long term refugee settlements
    • Safeguarding Asylum

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. appraise the current situation of refugees, migrants and displaced persons throughout the world
  2. summarise the effect of displacement on the health issues of migrants and refugees
  3. analyse major issues associated with the provision of aid to refugees
  4. evaluate service provision for migrant and refugee mental health.
  • Assignment 1 - Analysis Task (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Presentation (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Journal Article Review (35%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

The refugee and migrant health subject provides an historical perspective of population movement and forced migration. The subject explores the health concerns in emergency refugee situations; health care in the post emergency refugee camps; and mental health of refugee and migrants. Public health concerns in countries of resettlement; rebuilding communities after trauma; understanding secondary trauma of health workers; human rights and refugee health are examined.

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