September 24 - 28, 2018 - Global Health Course
October 1-4, 2018 – Pediatrics in Disasters Course
October 5, 2018 - 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.
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Learning Objectives for the Two Week Course
Children in Disasters
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.
The Center for Global Health will apply for CME credit for the 2018 course. Check back for more details.
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 EPID6670-2.