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Global Health & Disasters Course

November 5-16, 2012

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.

Course Agenda

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

Global Health

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

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.



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


Center for Global Health

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


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