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.
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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
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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.
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.