Catalog 2013-2014

NH-826 Immigrant and Refugee Health

Prerequisites: None. Pass/Fail option available. Immigrants and refugees bring with them some very unique experiences which can have lifelong implications on their functioning and health care beliefs. In order to provide optimal health care, providers must be sensitive to and knowledgeable of the health care expectations and practices unique to these specific populations. This course explores issues relevant to immigrants and refugees: cultural, health care patterns and practices, previous experiences, available resources, as well as potential challenges confronted by those providing health care.