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Global Health & Disasters Course 2013

November 4-15, 2013

This international health course is a two week course offered once a year as part of the University of Colorado School 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 intensive training course which incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions, online learning and a disaster simulation exercise.


The following information is from the 2013 Course which was held November 4-15.

Course Agenda

Click here

Supplemental Readings

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. 


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

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.
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.

The majority of the course participation will take place in Education 2 Buildings North and South. Click on this link to identify visitor parking and daily rates.

Campus Maps
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.

Click here to view the course agenda.

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

Center for Global Health

13199 East Montview Boulevard, Suite 310
Mail Stop A090
Aurora, CO 80045


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