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HEAIH02 Human Mobility and Health 5 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
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Curricula 2012 – 2015
TERKAN7 Human Mobility and Health 5 ECTS


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

After the successful completion of the course, the students will
• understand the magnitude and determinants of human mobility
• know how human mobility impacts on global health and health care
• be able to appraise scientific literature and to make oral presentations


• Key definitions in human mobility and immigrant status
• Historical trends, current situation, and future predictions on the magnitude and directions of human mobility
• Determinants of human mobility
• The impact of human mobility on global disease epidemiology
• Immigrant health and health care
• Special issues in travelers’ health
• Injuries and mortality related to road traffic
• Environmental consequences of road and air traffic
• International mobility of health care personnel: magnitude, causes and consequences

Teaching methods

Classroom work max 48 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Active participation in tutorials and group works, and passing exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Grade is given by the teacher responsible for the course based on the written exam.

Study materials

Announced in the Teaching schedule.

Further information

Minimum number of students: 8 (else the course will be cancelled), maximum number of students: 32.

The course is organized every other year in the spring term, next time in the years 2016 and 2018.

Belongs to following study modules

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Terveystieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Terveystieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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