SWK3310 Mental & Physical Health in Immigrant Communities

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Olivia Owusu-Boakyewaah

Course Description:

An introduction to topics in mental & physical health for immigrant and migratory populations. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the contextual factors and epidemiologic issues of displaced persons. Students will develop an integrated approach to address the mental and physical health of immigrant communities.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course will benefit students who are interested in working with immigrants and migrant groups.

Why This Course Is Important:

Migration often require major adaptation as people cross interpersonal socio-economic, cultural, and geographical boundaries. Crisis and migrations can create specific mental and physical vulnerabilities if combine with other risk factors which can affect the mental and physical well-being of migrants. A course in Mental and Physical Health in immigrant communities is essential because it will equip professional with the tools and knowledge needed to work within these communities. Students will be able to provide psychosocial assistance to migrants, displaced and crisis affected individuals within these communities.