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2011 Tropical Medicine Course

October 24-November 4, 2011

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 was the Global Health section of the course and the second week was the Children in Disaster section of the course.

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. 

Course Agenda

Click here to view the FINAL course agenda.   

PowerPoints by Day

Day 1 - October 24, 2011

Global Health Policy:  The Millennium Development Goals - Berman

Global Health Policy: Reducing Maternal Mortality - Heinrichs

Global Health Policy: Reducing Neonatal Mortality - Niermeyer

Global Health Policy: HIV - Cohn

Global Health Policy: TB - Perry

Global Health Policy: Vaccines - Asturias

Community Engagement: Understanding the Culture and Empowering the Community - Brett

Community Engagement: Training and Working with Community Health Workers - Berggren

Community Engagement: Use of Cell Phones and Social Networking - Bull

Taking Care of Yourself: Travel Medicine - LaMay

Taking Care of Yourself:  Emotional Needs - Stafford


Day 2 - October 25, 2011

Intestinal Helminths, Cestodes and Protozoa - Gaensbauer and


Onchocerciasis - Asturias

Lymphatic Filariasis - McClay

Chagas - Asturias


Day 3 - October 26, 2011

Cervical Cancer Prevention - Hammerton

Child Abuse: An international perspective - Runyan

Oral Health/Dentistry - Maguire

Ophthalmology - Gregory


Day 4 - October 27, 2011

Influenza - Nyquist

Diagnosis and Management of TB - Belknap

Emerging Deadly Viral Infections: Ebola, Marburg and Others - Dominguez

Leptospirosis and Typhoid - Asturias

HIV:  Diagnosis and Prevention - McLees

HIV: Update on Antiretroviral Therapy - McFarland

HIV: Advocacy - Reddi


Day 5 - October 28, 2011

Orthopedic Care in the Developing World - Fisher

Rehabilitative Care in the Developing World - Biffl

Surgical Care in the Developing World - Bruny

Global Health Funders and NGOs - Wollinka


Day 6 - October 31, 2011

Maternal Mortality in the Developing World & Labor and Delivery Workshop - Deutchman and Heinrichs

Disasters and Their Effects on the Population: Key Concepts - King

Immediate Newborn Care - Niermeyer

Preventive Medicine and Rapid Assessments in Humanitarian Emergencies - Berman


Day 7 - November 1, 2011 

Planning and Triage in the Disaster Scenario - Vu

Management of Common Childhood Illness - Berman

Measles - Asturias

Dengue - Asturias

Malaria - Parker


Day 8 - November 2, 2011

The Emotional Impact of Disasters in Children and Their Families - Stafford

Recognition and Management of Malnutrition - Krebs

Overview of Pediatric Trauma - Wathen

Earthquake Related Trauma and Crush Injuries - Cooper


Day 9 - November 3, 2011

Cholera - Asturias

Diarrhea and Dehydration - Mahar

Management of Toxic Exposures - Wang 


Speakers Bios

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Learning Objectives

Week 1

  • 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.

Week 2

  • 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

Learning Objectives for each lecture can be viewed by clicking here.


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