This international health course is a two week course offered once a year as part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Global Health Track. The first week of the course is the Global Health section of the course and the second week of the course is the Children in Disasters section.
This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work. This is an interactive training course which incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions and a disaster simulation exercise.
“I enjoyed the range of topics covered, the mix of lectures, small groups and skills stations, and the privilege of hearing from very experienced lecturers.”
"One of the most engaging and useful courses I have taken in 20+ years of practice.”
“This course was an amazing opportunity! Thank you and all your staff for helping me learn so much that really will help me in the future. The presentations were very ‘cutting-edge’ and also inspirational.”
Click here to see the agenda for the 2013 Global Health and Disasters Course.
Global Health and Disasters Course Agenda with Readings and Citations
The following readings are categorized by day. If you wish to learn more about a certain subject, navigate to the day that the talk of interest occurred on, and open the link to see a table of contents. Please note, these readings are NOT mandatory - they are for further interest only.
Global Health Course, Day 1
Global Health Course, Day 2
Global Health Course, Day 3
Global Health Course, Day 4
Global Health Course, Day 5
To view the Pediatrics in Disasters Manual, click here.
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The course has been approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 63.50 elective credits. The Children in Disaster portion is eligible for 25.55 credits and the Global Health portion is eligible for 37.95 credits.
Learning Objectives for the Two Week Course
Global Health and Disasters Course Agenda with Learning Objectives
Students will learn to diagnose and treat major tropical diseases, including malaria, dengue, typhoid, and intestinal parasites.
- Students will learn about the major public health issues facing communities in the developing world.
Students will learn about the impact and management of TB, HIV, and chronic disease in the developing world.
Students will understand what makes a disaster.
Students will recognize the components of disaster response.
Students will understand the need for disaster preparedness and training.
Students will learn about the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Pediatrics in Disaster training program.
Lodging and Shuttle
The Center for Global Health has negotiated a special rate of $99 (includes internet, shuttle and continental breakfast) per night for all attendees of the course at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel Denver-Aurora.
The Hotel has a free shuttle that runs to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). We have also arranged a shuttle to transport all course participants who are staying at the Hotel to and from the Anschutz Medical Campus free of charge. Schedule to be announced in October.
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Denver-Aurora,13696 East Iliff Place, Aurora, Colorado, 80014-1319,
1-303-337-2800 FAX: 1-303-752-0296
To book a room, Click here. If you are having difficulty, please call Kristin Totzke at the DoubleTree Hotel directory at 303-614-0780.
Click here for the shuttle schedule.
Location and Parking on Campus
Credit in the Colorado School of Public Health
The two-week Global Health and Disasters Course has been approved for 2 credit hours in the Colorado School of Public Health.