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Colorado School of Public Health


Global Health & Disasters Course

October 10-21, 2016

October 10-13, 2016 - Disaster Course
October 14, 2016 – Global Health Symposium 
October 17-21, 2016 - Global Health Course
Registration will open this summer!

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


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.
2015 Course Agenda​

Agenda click here



2015 Supplemental Readings

These readings have been submitted by lecturers if you are interested in learning more about the topics presented during the course.


Week 1 - Global Health


Day 1: Monday, November 9th


Day 2: Tuesday, November 10th


Day 3: Wednesday, November 11th


Day 4: Thursday, November 12th


Day 5: Friday, November 13th


Week 2 - Pediatrics in Disasters


Pediatrics in Disasters Manual


Lodging and Shuttle

The Center for Global Health has negotiated a special nightly rate of $119 including breakfast and internet at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver Aurora. If interested in booking your stay during the course, please click on the following link to book your room.

If you  have any questions, please contact Yesenia, Events and Meetings Manager at 303-614-0780 or

DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver - Aurora

13696 E. Iliff Place, Aurora, CO  80014

Free Airport Shuttle to Hotel; click here.

Shuttle schedule to and from the course; click here.


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 are being finalized and will be posted soon.

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

Campus Maps: Week 1 Week 2



This Live activity, Global Health & Disasters Course, with a beginning date of 11/09/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 51.75 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Global Health (week 1) is 32.3 elective credits and second week, Pediatrics in Disasters is 19.45 elective credits.  Certificates for CME elective credits will be distributed the last day of each week to the participants.


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.


Registration is 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 October 19, 2015


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 October 19, 2015


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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