Students in the Global Health Track will take part in an engaging four-year curriculum that runs concurrently during their time at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Classes are taught by a variety of experienced lectures that have extensive experience working both in the field, with local NGOs and in the health care arena. The Global Health Track focuses on developing the following core competencies in its students:
Public Health and Development
Understand the social and environmental determinants of health in developing countries and the basic aspects of developmental theory and the role of health care in economic and social development.
Health Systems and Interventions
Examine different global health care systems, both governmental and non-governmental, and the strengths and weaknesses of intervention strategies used to address problems in global health.
Ethics, Cultural Competency and Communication
Develop an understanding of the ethical issues surrounding the practice of global health and how cultural competency, strong communication and advocacy benefit the provision, access and quality of healthcare.
Gain familiarity with the presentation, diagnosis, management and prevention of common and tropical diseases and how to practice medicine in resource-deficient settings to maximize patient care and health outcomes.