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Course Number: FMME 602

Course Title: Refugee Health & Wellness Interdisciplinary Seminar

Who can Participate?: First and Second Year Medical Students

Course description:

Learning Objectives: Understand the US legal definition of refugees, and determine refugees eligibility for public health benefits and other services. 2. Understand the impact of war, violence, and immigration trauma on the physical, social, and emotional development of children, adolescents, adults, and families using the Triple Trauma Paradigm. 3. Select and administer appropriate evidence-based instruments for assessing the health and mental health needs of refugee individuals.

Learning Activities: Seminars, field visits with interdisciplinary student teams from SPH and SSW to refugee clients

Evaluation: Present at case conference, Presentation/Patience, Involvement in seminars and reflection papers

Requirements: By permission only

Course Director: Martha Carlough /919-962-6195 / additional faculty: Josh Hinson (School of Social Work)

Course Credit: Yes, 3 hours

Time of Year & duration: March, April, September, October, November, December, Janurary 2019, Feburary 2019, March 2019, April 2019
(Blocks 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

Any Other Special Instructions: This is an academic year long course combining seminars (Wed evening 545-730 PM approximately every other week at UNC) with interdisciplinary student team visits to refugee clients. Students MUST commit to the entire year. A total of 3 SOM elective credit