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Global Health & Disasters Course

October 7-18, 2019

October 7-11, 2019 - Global Health Section
October 14-17, 2019 - Pediatrics in Disasters Section
October 18, 2019 -
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. View the 2019 agenda.

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 is negotiating a special nightly rate at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Location and Parking on Campus

The two-week course will be held on the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. 
  • Building and Room locations may be found on the agenda posted above under 2019 Course Agenda.
  • ​Campus Maps: Click here to  access an interactive campus map where you may identify buildings, parking, where to dine on campus, etc.


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 under EPID-6628! 
Have questions? Please contact Molly Moss,Program Coordinator, Center for Global Health​​

Center for Global Health

13199 East Montview Boulevard, Suite 310
Mail Stop A090
Aurora, CO 80045


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