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Global Health & Disasters Course

November 9-19, 2015

November 9 - 13, 2015 - Global Health Course
November 16 – 19, 2015 - Disaster Course
November 20, 2015 – 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 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. 

Course Agenda​

Agenda click here


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


Learning Objectives for the Two Week Course

Click here to view an agenda with learning objectives for each talk.

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

     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


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