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TERKAN7 Human Mobility and Health 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
professor Clas-Håkan Nygård


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

General description

This course deals with the effects of human mobility on health.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the students have insight in the magnitude and causes of human mobility and its effects on health.


•Magnitude and causes of internal displacement, immigration and emigration and definitions of human mobility status
•Special issues in health of individuals and populations residing outside their home region
•Human trafficking
•Characteristics of travel and travellers in the world
•Impact of human mobility on transmission of pathogens, example of influenza: pandemic modelling, spread and containment
•Road traffic and health
•Individual and institutional competences in transnational health care
•Transnational encounters in health care
•Impact of globalisation on global medicines and vaccines production, global view to counterfeit drugs

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Lectures (12h), seminar (15h), group work (10h), exam.

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
Written exam 
In English

Active participation lectures (75%) in group works, and seminars, passing exam.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Announced in the Teaching schedule.

Belongs to following study modules

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Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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