Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MIGRATION AND HEALTH: CONCEPTS, RATES, AND RELATIONSHIPS (380.750.01), a course offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Students review research on specific countries and population groups as well as international data to be able to identify key concepts, categories and trends in migration; to describe basic methods (and limitations) in measuring migration, to speculate on causation of patterns and rates, and to analyze some of the relationships between migration and health, including speculation on causation of patterns and rates of fertility, mortality and morbidity; gender and reproductive health; vulnerable populations (including victims of trafficking); migration policy and human rights.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: • Describe key historical trends in human mobility; • Describe at least three key migration concepts and theories; • Describe key typologies and categories of migration; • Define and discuss application of basic rates of measuring migration; • Describe key relationships between migration and health in regard to fertility, mortality, morbidity, gender and reproductive health, vulnerable populations, and migration policy and human rights.
Tue Thu 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM
Master's and Doctoral level students
Grading Policy: Participation in weekly discussions; two short written assignments; and one longer group project.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade