It will discuss the range of health problems faced by migrant communities and identify ways in which these problems can be solved. It aims to make students aware of how in today's globalised world, high levels of migration are clearly linked to disease transmission and to vulnerability to health risks of immigrant population. It will highlight how the risks to health vary according to the type of migrant and to features of the migrant population such as gender, ethnicity, class, and legal status.
This programme aims to meet the need for those working in public health and public policy to have a better understanding of migration and health. It will appeal therefore to medical practitioners, civil servants, lawyers, social and political scientists, and NGO workers among others.
On completion of this course, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to work in health and public policy at local, national, and international level, and in governmental and international bodies and NGOs, or undertake further postgraduate research.