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Colorado School of Public Health


Global Health & Disasters Course

October 9-20, 2017

October 9-13, 2017- Global Health Course
October 16-19, 2017  – Disasters Course
October 20, 2017 -
Global Health Symposium 
This international health course is a two week training offered once a year as part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Global Health Track. The first week of the course is the Global Health section and the second week of the course is the Disasters section.
This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work. The interactive training incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions, and a disaster simulation exercise. 

Registration for the 2017 course will open this coming summer! 

 If you have questons about the course prior to registration, please feel free to reach out at


See what you missed at the 2016 Course

Agenda click here!

Agenda with learning objectives click here!

Not sure how to navigate around the campus? See Location and Parking on Campus below for an interactive map of the campus!

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. 
Week 1 Supplemental Readings: Pediatrics in Disasters Manual

Module 1: Disasters and Their Effects on the Population

Module 2: Preventive Medicine in Humanitarian Emergencies

Module 3: Planning and Triage in the Disaster Scenario

Module 4: Pediatric Trauma

Module 5: Management of Prevalent Infections in Children Following a Disaster

Module 6: Diarrhea and Dehydration

Module 7: Delivery and Immediate Neonatal Care

Module 8: Recognition and Management of Malnutrition

Module 9: Emotional Impact of Disasters on Children and Their Families

Module 10: Toxic Exposures


Week 2 Supplemental Readings: Global Health Suggested Articles

Day 1 Supplemental Readings

Day 2 Supplemental Readings

Day 3 Supplemental Readings

Day 4 Supplemental Readings

Day 5 Supplemental Readings


Lodging and Shuttle
The Center for Global Health has negotiated a special nightly rate of $119 at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus.
If interested in booking your stay during the course, please click here
Questions?  Please contact Michelle Le, Director of Sales at 720-859-1100 or
Springhill Suites by Marriott
13400 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011
Click here for the shuttle schedule; round trip Hotel to Anschutz Medical Campus.
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.
Building and Room locations may be found on the agenda posted above under 2016 Course Agenda.
Campus Maps: Click here to  access an interactive campus map where you may identify buildings, parking, where to dine on campus, etc.
The Center for Global Health has received the following live activity credit via the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). 
This Live activity, Global Health & Disasters Course, with a beginning date of 10/10/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 57.75 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Week 1: 25.67
Week 2:  32.08
Registration Closed

Students, Residents or Fellows:

Students, Residents or Fellows currently in a training program. Please note: If you are a student with the University of Colorado School of Medicine or Colorado School of Public Health and you are taking the course for credit, you must register for the course via your school. You do not complete this registration form and payment.

Week 1 - $50

Week 2 - $50

Both Weeks - $100

Registration Form - deadline is September 19, 2016


External Participants:

An external participant is anyone who is not currently in a training program as a student, resident or fellow or taking the course for credit with the Colorado School of Public Health or School of Medicine at the University of Colorado. 

Week 1 - $600

Week 2 - $600

Both Weeks - $1,000

Registration Form - deadline is September 19, 2016


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.  Just register for course EPID6670.


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


Center for Global Health

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


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