Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Health Course

This 7-hour, lecture-based introductory course in immigrant and refugee health is offered free of charge. Lectures included here are by global health experts who also lecture for our annual Global Health Course.

Registration Process

If you are a student or practicing provider, please take advantage of this free short course on immigrant and refugee health. This course is on the Moodle platform, so you'll need to apply for a guest ID in order to participate:

1. Apply for guest ID 

2. Go to the Moodle site and enter this enrollment key: IntroCourse

In addition to this free intro course, you are also welcome to attend our monthly Travel and Tropical Medicine Lecture Series events and other U of M Department of Medicine global health educational programming. For providers who are interested in receiving CME/CEU credit, we offer the Online Global Health Course.

As with any of our online course offerings, you will need to install the Microsoft Silverlight plugin on your computer. 

Participant Introductions

Global Medicine faculty leadership would like to provide course participants the opportunity to hear from other participants in the course. If you are interested, please consider responding to the following online tool, Flipgrid, with your background and interest in immigrant health.

To access the Grid, please select the "plus" sign below and follow the directions to respond to the question posted. To access the direct link, please visit the Global Medicine Flipgrid.


In addition to viewing the lectures provided within the Introduction to Global Health course, we recommend:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Parasites Index
An alphabetic list of parasitic diseases that includes photos, epidemiology and risk factors, diagnosis and treatment information for each parasite, plus links to accredited CME training materials offered by the CDC.

CDC Traveler Health/Yellow Book
The definitive resource for travel medicine, including health-related travel notices, plus safe travel resources, country-specific disease information, and training materials. Particularly useful for your patient who is a VFR (visiting friends and relatives) traveler.

Culture Care Connection
Cultural competency training for healthcare providers, organized by region. Also provides patient information translated into a number of languages.

Minnesota Department of Health Clinician's Corner
Download the refugee health assessment, which closely mirrors the CDC Guidelines for the U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees. Also provides quick guides for screening for infectious diseases, mental health issues, and more.

Recommended Reading List
A list of recommended books and readings to supplement your interests.