Elective Track University of South East Norway
Full course description
In addition to the core courses offered at Maastricht students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge about specific topics through a choice of one of eleven elective tracks. These eleven tracks are carefully selected to avoid overlap with the core programme, yet ensuring relevant contribution to the core programme.
The track offered at the University of South East Norway "Health in communities in transition" focuses on migration, refugees and minorities and the welfare state. The track consist of 5 components. In the first section focus on indigenous populations and indigenous health in the arctic region. The second component aims to provide insight into the refugee status and migrant health challenges from a Norwegian perspective. The third section discusses the Norwegian welfare system and institutions in relation to theoretical concepts such as social capital, solidarity, community and society; it addresses how migration and refugees influence the specific organization of the welfare system and its solidarity; and it includes a critical analysis of global inequity in relation to the welfare state. The fourth component is focusing on health promotion strategies and its challenges and possibilities in particular in relation to indigenous communities, migrants and refugees. In the final component of the course students work on a field project in local communities, combining and applying insights gained during the previous components.
- acquire knowledge of and get insight in indigenous population and health
- acquire knowledge of and get insight in migrant and refugee health
- acquire knowledge of and get insight in welfare systems and related concepts such a social capital, solidarity, community, society
- get insight in the influence of migration on welfare state arrangements
- acquire knowledge of and get insight in health promotion strategies
- be able to apply and combine theoretical insight on migration, refugees indigenous health and welfare state in a real life setting