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University of Colorado Denver


Global Health & Disasters Course

November 9-19, 2015

You are invited to participate!
November 9 - 13, 2015 - Global Health Course
November 16 – 19, 2015 - Disaster Course
November 20, 2015 – Global Health Symposium
Comments from 2014 course attendees:
“ Amazing—I learned so much and really enjoyed the variety of speakers. The 20 minutes lectures and 10 minute Q&A’s were still great timing.”
“The instructors were great and the curriculum was well thought out.”
“The small groups and the lab session were the most valuable to my learning. They reinforced important concepts and allowed great group discussion. I also really appreciated the breadth of the concepts covered. Definitely a great addition to my education.”

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. 

Registration has been extended through October 19th!
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 University of Colorado School of Medicine or Colorado School of Public Health.

Week 1 - $600

Week 2 - $600

Both Weeks - $1,000

Registration Form - deadline is October 19, 2015

Course Agenda​

Draft Agenda click here


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.   
    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 coming soon!


    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.  



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 32.5 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.


Have questions? Please contact Molly Terhune, Administrative Assistant, Center for Global Health


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