Skip to main content
Sign In

University of Colorado Denver

Center for Global Health | Colorado School of Public Health

Global Health & Disasters Course

November 9-19, 2015

You are invited to participate!
November 9 - 13, 2015 - Global Health Course
November 16 – 19, 2015 - Disaster Course
November 20, 2015 – Global Health Symposium
Comments from 2014 course attendees:
“ Amazing—I learned so much and really enjoyed the variety of speakers. The 20 minutes lectures and 10 minute Q&A’s were still great timing.”
“The instructors were great and the curriculum was well thought out.”
“The small groups and the lab session were the most valuable to my learning. They reinforced important concepts and allowed great group discussion. I also really appreciated the breadth of the concepts covered. Definitely a great addition to my education.”

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 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 interactive training course which incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions, online coursework and a disaster simulation exercise. 

Registration - Opens June 2015!


Course Agenda​ 2014

Agenda click here


Learning Objectives for the Two Week Course

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.

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.   

    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.

    Room locations have being finalized and will be posted soon.

    Click on this link to identify visitor parking and daily rates.  


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.


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

University of Colorado Denver

© The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate. All rights reserved.

All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.