GGR363H5 Global Migration and Health

GGR363 Course Desciption

Course Description

International migration is an important global issue. Hundreds of millions of individuals currently live outside their country of origin. Most migrants leave their country of origin in search of better economic and social opportunities while others are forced to flee crises including political unrest, violence and natural disasters. Migration poses numerous challenges for individuals, families, communities and governments including those related to health and access to health care services. This course examines contemporary international migration from a geographic perspective with a specific focus on the complex relationships among global (im)migration, health and broader social determinants of health. Topics covered may include: migration theories, immigration trends and policies, integration and citizenship, social determinants of health and health care policy.

Credits: Social Science

Lecture hours: 24

Tutorial hours: 12

Exclusion: None

Prerequisite: GGR353H5

Recommended preparation: GGR210H5