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Global Health & Disasters Course

September 24-October 5, 2018

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. 

Final Agenda.

Agenda with Learning Objectives

Supplemental Reading (not required)

Week 1

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5


Week 2



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.      


The Center for Global Health has negotiated a special nightly rate of $126 at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Anschutz Medical Campus.
If interested in booking your stay during the course, please  click here.
Questions? Please contact Hope Rapp, Director of Sales at 720-859-1100 or email her at
Springhill Suites by Marriott
13400 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011
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.
Building and Room locations may be found on the agenda posted above under 2018 Course Agenda.
Campus Maps: Click here to  access an interactive campus map where you may identify buildings, parking, where to dine on campus, etc.



The Center for Global Health has received the following live activity credit via the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). 
This Live activity, Global Health & Disasters Course, with a beginning date of 09/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 57.75 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Week 1: 25.67
Week 2: 32.08
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.
Have questions? Please contact Molly Moss, 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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