Our team has already developed and launched a web based interactive data base and forum for researchers on Roma health. (http://www.romahealthnet.org)
For interested students we can provide the opportunity to join in the further development and moderation of the website, to build new research partnerships, and to participate in designing, organizing related events.
Migrants are representing not only the morbidity profile of their country of origin, but its public health conditions as well. Vaccination profile is an essential element of this. The so called ‘vaccine preventable diseases’, like morbilli, poliomyelitis, diphtheria are appearing again in Europe, causing small local epidemic outbreaks. That’s why migrant vaccination is a priority issue on the agenda of WHO and EU. Our researches among migrants and migrant communities are focusing on this issue as well. (See: http://www.mighealth-unipecs.hu)
In cooperation with WHO EURO, we are going to develop, launch and sustain an electronic quarterly newsletter that will serve updated information about the migration related actual health/ public health issues, furthermore it will provide a database and keep/ moderate researchers’ forum aiming to build new scientific relations and initiate new researches.
Supervisor: SZILÁRD, István
Yearly about half a million people are trafficked in Europe for force prostitution, force begging (children), organ trading for transplantation, force labor etc. Victims are exposed to multiple abuse of physical, sexual and psychic coercion and exploitation. Health assistance of victims requires special, additional knowledge and skills. Our research and training development program aims to target this goal where we are working together with international and Hungarian humanitarian organizations. (Reference: Szilard I., Barath A.: Public Health Aspects of Trafficking in Human Beings: Health Promotion and Prevention Tasks and Possibilities In: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; a handbook for teachers, researchers, health professionals and decision makers. p. 670 - 693 Hans Jacobs Publishing Company 2007 Germany and FYRM)
The task of the student is to conduct comprehensive literature review in relation to the role of a selected ethnicity, culture/religion as determinants of health (religious regulations, customs, diets, beliefs, behaviours, doctor-patient interaction, etc.). Students may incorporate their own ethnical, cultural and religious background as source for analysis. Critical and objective analysis of collected data is required in reflection of evidence-based medicine.
The task of the TDK student is participating at the research conducted at the Roma segregates in Pécs aiming to measure the health status of the local Romas (personal interview method). Active participation in data analysis and literature review, and comparison of data with the results of the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), 2014. To draw conclusions and make recommendations on improving the health status of the Roma, and on decreasing health inequalities.
Supervisor: MAREK, Erika
Smooth integration to hosting countries’ healthcare system is a basic condition for the successful integration to hosting societies. The task of the student is to investigate into its criteria, legal background and practical applications (’best practices’) in selected EU countries, with a special focus on assessing healthcare elements of the ongoing integration programs (ie. providing information, motivation, etc.), inclusion of newcomers into screening and vaccination programs, programs in relation to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), as well as health regulations and practices of their integration to workforce market.
The task of the student is to collect, compare and analyse EU-level regulations and practices concerning the access of migrants to healthcare services in selected EU countries (legal or irregular). To elaborate on barriers, to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Supervisor: MAREK, Erika
The task of the student is to collect, compare and analyse available epidemiological and other relevant data regarding the most common source countries of asylum seekers and other, irregular migrants: morbidity profile, vaccination schedule and coverage, status and functioning of the healthcare system, local cultural/religious aspects that may have effect on health, etc. based on extensive literature research. Based on collected data to draw conclusions and make recommendations for measures in regard to either existing or non-existing public health threats and implications for the hosting countries (trainings, vaccination, etc.).
The task of the student is to collect, compare and analyse EU-level migrant screening practices based on literature research and through the wide international relations of the Department. To draw conclusions and make recommendations for an integrated, international migrant screening protocol.
Beside compliance the genetic differences of the patients may be considered also as significant factor in the efficacy of the therapy. This is more complex than simple the effect of the geographic differences. Mostly and traditionally in the USA in the pharmacologic researches the ethnic background of the patients is also recorded, because genetic differences may influence the therapeutic effect (differences in metabolism etc.) even at so common non communicable disease like hypertension. Our team is planning to launch a research on this – in Hungary still missing – field of personalized therapy.
Literature research in the Museum of Military History, and in Hungarian and international literature.
Cultural dimensions of the thoracic diseases, relationship between depiction and definitive pathology. The focus is on the medical aspect: the intercisciplinary approach of a special knowledge basis implemented into art history.
Literature research, analysis of clinical documents.
Connection between literature and the disease.
Alternative topic: Reception of the disease in art and everyday life. Collection of literature, self-written analysis.
Exploring the possible applicability of these interconnections into education and research.
Supervisor: NAGY, Bálint
Unfortunately, Europe has experienced numerous terror attacks in the recent years, which caused many rarely experienced severe traumatic injuries. The main aim of this topic is to explore the aforementioned events, especially regarding the number and severity of injured casualties mainly based on literature review. The topic might also include an evaluation of other events associated with warlike injuries.