MIGRATION AND HEALTH: CONCEPTS, RATES, AND RELATIONSHIPS Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesUpon 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.
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.
Master's and Doctoral level students
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Participation in weekly discussions; two short written assignments; and one longer group project.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
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