TRAINING RESOURCES

TRAINING RESOURCES

Training resources are useful resources and recommendations for paediatric trainees looking to further their knowledge and skills in child health, and keeping themselves up-to-date.

This is a “living document”, and all external input is welcomed. To recommend additions or updates to this list please send an email to paul.torpiano@gov.mt.

Migrant Health

Description: Resources for trainees interested in expanding their knowledge of the health of the migrant child.

Contents: 

1. Online resources 

I. Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

II. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: Refugee and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people – guidance for paediatricians

III. American Association of Paediatrics/SOICH

2. Training opportunities

I. MSc in Migrant Health – University of Pecs, Hungary

II. Postgraduate training course: Specialist in Migration Health – University of Pecs, Hungary

III. ESCMID study group for infections in travelers and migrants.

IV. MSc migration, culture and global health – Queen Mary University, London.

V. MSc Migration and Health – University of Bergen.

3. Journals

I. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care

II. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

III. Archives of disease in childhood: Medical and social issues of child refugees in Europe.

4. Guidelines

I. EAP screening guidelines

II. CDC: refugee health guidelines

III. CMAJ: clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees

IV: ECDC: guidelines on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly-arrived migrants 

5. Textbooks

I. The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Paediatrics – Chapter 19: Infectious diseases/immigrant and refugee children 

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1. Online resources: 

I. Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children:

Link: www.uaschealth.org

Description: Website run by the UASC Health Project Team based in the UK, combining the experience and resources of seven Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health Kent, National Health Service England Safeguarding and the child and adolescent mental health service to provide English and translated information leaflets and films for children, clinical guidance, mental health recommendations, and many other resources.

II. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health: Refugee and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people – guidance for paediatricians:

Link: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/refugee-unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-children-young-people

Description: Website provided by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, issuing relevant guidance for those caring for migrant children, including information on the UK asylum process, informed consent, language and interpretation services, paediatric health assessments, growth and nutrition, developmental assessment, immunisation services, communicable diseases, sexual and reproductive health, emotional wellbeing and mental health, and safeguarding. Includes a useful checklist of recommended actions, available at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/health-protection/migrant-health-guide.

III. American Association of Paediatrics: Section on International Child Health:

Link: https://services.aap.org/en/community/aap-sections/international-child-health/?View={fc6f599a-1ec1-4fb9-b5b7-3b50c713a819}&SortField=Country&SortDir=Desc

Description: Website of the Section on International Child Health within the American Association of Paediatrics. Emphasises issues of international child health at large, providing numerous resources and grants for projects relating to international child health, including the International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) program dedicated to providing technical and financial support to paediatric services helping low-resource communities outside the United States.

2. Training opportunities:

I. MSc in Migrant Health – University of Pecs, Hungary:

Link: http://www.migranthealthmsc.eu/news/11-msc-in-migration-health

Description: Course offering systematic education and training in public health and health care services, focusing on the new challenges arising from an increasing ethnic, cultural and language diversity brought my migrants.

II. Postgraduate training course: Specialist in Migration health: University of Pecs, Hungary:

Link: https://thbregionalimplementationinitiative.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/leaflet_postgraduate-specialist-training-course-in-migration-health.pdf

Description: Postgraduate training course aiming to empower professionals with a multidisciplinary knowledge and skills surrounding the health and public health aspects of migration. Covers various fields including direct health assistance, ‘migrant-sensitive’ healthcare system planning, health policy, adapted sociology and health economics, and the importance of intercultural competences.

III. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Study Group for Infections in Travelers and Migrants:

Link: https://www.escmid.org/research_projects/study_groups/travel_and_migration/

Description: This ESCMID study group focuses on infections in travelers and migrants. Subscribe for dates for future courses and to participate in discussions on migrant health.

IV. MSc in migration, culture and global health – Queen Mary University, London:

Link: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/200392.html

Description: Course offering training to respond to the needs of migrants related to their social, cultural, and political identities, social welfare, humanitarian needs, and their legal, citizenship, and rights-based concerns, especially where these intersect with health and healthcare.

V. MSc Migration and health – University of Bergen, Norway:

Link: https://www.uib.no/en/course/INTH344

Description: Provides knowledge about immigrant health and health rights from both a Norwegian and an international perspective. Covers the main features of somatic and mental health including life trajectories, reasons for migration, and migrant status as determinants of health. Focuses on practical communication skills for intercultural clinical encounters, as well as evaluation of research in this scientific area.

3. Journals:

I. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care:

Link: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/ijmhsc?id=ijmhsc

Description: Double blind peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal focusing on how international migration relates to health and social care issues, including mental health

II. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health:

Link: https://www.springer.com/journal/10903

Description: International forum for the publication of peer-reviewed original research pertaining to immigrant health.

III. Arch Dis of Childhood: Medical and social issues of child refugees in Europe

Link: https://adc.bmj.com/content/101/9/839

Description: Paper outlining the medical and social issues of child refugees in Europe (Williams et al, 2016).

4. Guidelines:

I. European Academy of Paediatrics – Medical care for migrant children in Europe: a practical recommendation for first and follow-up appointments:

Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334043546_Medical_care_for_migrant_children_in_Europe_a_practical_recommendation_for_first_and_follow-up_appointments

II. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Refugee health guidelines:

Link: https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/refugee-guidelines.html

III. Canadian Medical Association Journal – Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees:

Link: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/183/12/E824

IV. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly-arrived migrants within the EU/EEA

Link: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Public%20health%20guidance%20on%20screening%20and%20vaccination%20of%20migrants%20in%20the%20EU%20EEA.pdf

5. Textbooks:

I. The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of Pediatrics – Chapter 19: Infectious diseases / Immigrant and refugee children:

Link: https://www.elsevier.ca/ca/product.jsp?isbn=9781771720519

Description: Offers most current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to paediatric clinical problems, providing succinct, easily accessible, and evidence-based answers for the diagnosis and management of paediatric problems.

 

 

 

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