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Center for Global Health | Colorado School of Public Health

Global Health & Disasters Course

November 10-21, 2014


You are invited to participate!
November 10-14, 2014 - Global Health Course
November 17 – 20, 2014 - Disaster Course
November 21, 2014 – Global Health Symposium
Comments from 2013 course attendees:
“ I really appreciate the emphasis on effective global health initiatives to be informed of what works, what doesn’t and what’s being done.”
“I think this course should be mandatory, all students should be made aware of global issues as we are being a ‘global community’.”
“Thank you for organizing this course.  Education provided was excellent!  Thank you for getting such fabulous speakers.  The hotel was also great!”

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, online coursework and a disaster simulation exercise.


Course Agenda

Agenda click here


Learning Objectives for the Two Week Course

Global Health

  • 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.

Children in Disasters

  • 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.  

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit has been granted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). 51.75 elective credits have been approved for both weeks of the course. The Global Health week (week 1) is 28.75 elective credits and the second week, Pediatrics in Disasters is 23 elective credits.  Certificates for CME elective credits will be distributed the last day of each week to the participants.

    Lodging and Shuttle

    The Center for Global Health has negotiated a special nightly rate of $104 including breakfast and internet at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver-Aurora. If interested in booking your stay during the course, please click on the following link to book your room.

    If you have any questions, please contact Katie Madonio, Sales and Catering Manager at 303-614-0781 or  

    DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver-Aurora

    13696 E. Iliff Place Aurora, CO 80014 


    Click here for the shuttle schedule.

    Location and Parking on Campus

    The two week course will be held on the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado Click here to download directions to the Anschutz Medical Campus.

    Room locations have being finalized and will be posted soon.

    Click on this link to identify visitor parking and daily rates.

    Campus Maps

    Week 1- Click here.

    Week 2- Click here.

Registration - CLOSED

Students, Residents or Fellows

Students, Fellows or Residents currently in a training program. Please note: if you are a student with the University of Colorado School of Medicine or Colorado School of Public Health and you are taking the course for credit, you must register for the course via your school. You do not complete this registration form and payment. 

Week 1 - $50

Week 2 - $50

Both Weeks - $100

Registration Form - deadline is October 1st


External Participants

An external participant is anyone who is not currently in a training program as a student, resident or fellow or taking the course for credit with the University of Colorado School of Medicine or Colorado School of Public Health.

Week 1 - $600

Week 2 - $600

Both Weeks - $1,000

Registration Form - deadline is October 1st 

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.


Have questions? Please contact Molly Terhune, Administrative Assistant, Center for Global Health

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