Human Rights & International Social Law: EU, Migration & Law

  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 2
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Frischhut Markus, LL.M.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • As students have a diverse background, this session aims at setting a common understanding of the basics for the following sessions.

    Students shall be aware of the significance and possible implications of human rights, the EU’s values (general ones and health related ones), and the corner-stone of human dignity. They shall also be able to contrast rights conferred to EU citizens vs. rights conferred to so-called third-country nationals (TCN). They shall also be aware of some selected EU documents on migration and refugees, both in general, as well as with regard to health related issues. Last but not least, they shall also be aware of the impact of digitalization (medical records for migrants & refugees) in this field.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • 1. Repetition and general introduction
    2. Human rights: general introduction, case studies
    3. Migration - general introduction
    4. Migration - selected legal documents
    5. Migration and health
    6. Migration and health (continued)

    Please be aware that this course requires high level of proficiency in English language. All local students have passed an English language test with at least 90 TOEFL points (internet based) or comparable tests.
Recommended or required reading
  • Frischhut, M. (2017). What one should know about the European Union (EU): A quick introduction to EU law (4th edition). Neue Praktikerskripten — NPS: Band 18. Wien: Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag (NWV).

    N.B. Instead of this course manual, you are of course more than welcome to use any equivalent book, especially if it is more comprehensive / detailed.

    Excerpts of Carens, J. H. (2015). The ethics of immigration. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Selected documents (uploaded on Sakai)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English