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 and a disaster simulation exercise.
“I enjoyed the range of topics covered, the mix of lectures, small groups and
skills stations, and the privilege of hearing from very experienced lecturers.”
"One of the most engaging and useful courses I have taken in 20+ years of practice.”
“This course was an amazing opportunity! Thank you and all your staff for
helping me learn so much that really will help me in the future.
The presentations were very ‘cutting-edge’ and also inspirational.”
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Due to the large amount of interest we receive each year for this course, we are implementing a selection process for this year's course. If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration request form indicated by student/resident/fellow or external participant.
Once the selection process is complete, you will be notified of your status. If you are selected to participate, you will be given instructions on how to formally register your attendance. You are not considered registered until selection and payment have been completed.
Registration Request for *Students/Fellows/Residents
Registration Request for External Participants
Due date for receipt of registration request is end of business, August 15, 2013. You will be notified of selection in early September.
*If you are taking this course as a requirement in the University of Colorado, School of Medicine and CHAPA Global Health Track, you are automatically registered and do not need to complete any additional paperwork or pay a fee.
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The course has been approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 63.50 elective credits. The Children in Disaster portion is eligible for 25.55 credits and the Global Health portion is eligible for 37.95 credits.
Learning Objectives for the Two Week Course
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.