Presented by the University of Minnesota, this seven-hour lecture-based introductory course in immigrant and refugee health includes eight lectures led by global health experts. There are also accompanying external resources, and a pre- and post-test. A University of Minnesota account is required to complete this module; after registration you will receive an email confirmation and the ability to self-enroll via the Canvas platform.
The eight lectures in this course include:
- Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication
- Effective Communication Across Language and Culture
- Ten Myths About Immigration
- Best Practices in Immigrant and Refugee Health
- Domestic Screening Guidelines
- Special Issues in Immigrants’ Immunizations
- Mental Health in Resettlement and Adjustment
- Torture Survivors: Screening, Assessment and Referral
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the significance of the mental health interview, including asking difficult questions about mental health issues stemming from loss, torture, and hopelessness.
- Discuss significant issues surrounding immunizations for immigrant and refugee populations
- Describe and implement best practices for cross-cultural communication, including the importance of connections and build trusting relationships with your immigrant and refugee patients
- Describe some of the important differences between care and treatment of immigrant and refugee populations, including the assessment of those who have recently arrived in the U.S