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 and a disaster simulation exercise.
The following information is from the 2012 Course which was held November 5-16.
Click here to view the course agenda.
Reading Materials and Learning Objectives
To view the reading materials and learning objectives for the lectures, click here.
To view readings and learning objectives by day, follow the links below.
Children in Disasters
Pediatric Education in Disasters Manual
Manual may also be purchased for $70 through the Center for Global Health
Day 1, Monday, November 5th, 2012
Day 2, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Day 3, Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Day 4, Thursday, November 8th, 2012 - no additional reading materials
Day 1, Friday, November 9th, 2012
Day 2, Monday, November 12th, 2012
Day 3, Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Day 4, Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Day 5, Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Day 6, Friday, November 16th, 2012 - Symposium, no additional reading materials
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The course has been approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 63.25 elective credits. The Children in Disaster portion is eligible for 25.3 credits and the Global Health portion is eligible for 37.95 credits.
Learning Objectives for the Two Week Course
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
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.
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.
Have questions? Please contact Molly Terhune, Administrative Assistant, Center for Global Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.