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International Public Health

Mental health work with minority patients: migration and exile

This course focuses on developing knowledge on an individual, family and cultural level in order to coordinate and implement appropriate transcultural mental health work. Upon completing this course, students will be competent in evaluating the need for treatment as well as planning and implementing interventions for patients with minority backgrounds.

Aims and contents

A key theme in the course is developing knowledge on an individual, family and cultural level in order to coordinate and implement appropriate transcultural mental health work. Upon completing this course, students will be competent in evaluating of the need for treatment as well as planning and implementing interventions for patients with minority backgrounds.

Upon completing this course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes described in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

More about aims and contents.

Knowledge

The student has:

  • Extensive knowledge on epidemiology and diagnosing mental suffering in patients with different cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge about and can analyze how a cultural, familial and treatment contexts influence outcomes for mental health work with patients with different cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge about migration and acculturation and how this influences mental health and suffering in patients with different cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge about the connections between trauma, mental suffering and mental health work among refugees and asylum seekers

Skills

The student can reflect:

  • Reflect upon and develop work alliances in mental health work with clients with minority backgrounds and traumatized refugees
  • Reflect upon and use a client perspective in mental health work with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Reflect upon culturally sensitive topics as professional ethical challenges in mental health work, and can use reflection in his/her own clinical and organizational work with patients with minority backgrounds

General competence

The student:

  • Can analyse the links between his/her own attitudes and professionally based decisions in mental health work with patients with minority backgrounds
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Admission

Application deadline

Applicants from the EU/EEA-area, Switzerland and the Nordic countries:

  • Spring semester: 1 October.
  • Autumn semester: 15 April.

Applicants from outside the EU/EEA-area:

  • Spring semester: 1 October.
  • Autumn semester: 1 March.

Admission requirements

Students in master’s programs in the health and/or social welfare at HiOA and partner universities and with English skills at the B1 level

Programme information

Facts

Mental health work with minority patients: migration and exile

Department of Nursing and Health promotion
October 30th – November 10th, 2017 10 ECTS Self-directed study on or off campus, on campus from October 30th – November 10th, 2017 Pilestredet, Oslo English No tuition fee for exchange students.

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Contact us

Administrative coordinator:

international-hf@hioa.no

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