What you'll learn

  • Define the difference between refugees and asylum seekers
  • Identify health care needs unique to each population

Course description

This HMS CME Online course is 1 of 5 course modules in the Health Care Disparitities: An Introduction program, which is targeted to physicians (both primary care and specialists) and other care providers who need to be aware of these disparities and understand how they may impact the health of individual patients as well as the health of societies. Another target audience is researchers and policy-makers who need to be aware of the social determinants of health and health care and methodologies for studying and addressing these issues.

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Course outline

  • Caring for Refugees and Asylum Seekers is organized as follows:

    Introductions and Definitions
    Migration and Mental Health
    Questions to Ask Refugees
    Community Fear in Current Political Climate

    CME Posttest

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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