Medical School

Global Health

Department of Medicine


Global Health Education Along The Continuum Of Your Career

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    Honoring Choices Across Cultures: A Short Course

    End-of-life and advance care planning discussions can be difficult for caregivers, patients and family members. This can be particularly true in a cross-cultural context. Via presentations and cross cultural video simulations, this online course will provide you with practical advice and a useful toolkit to direct discussions about advance care planning and to provide end-of-life care using core values of compassion and cultural humility.

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    Online Global Health Education

    A variety of self-paced, clinically oriented courses, providing critical knowledge and skills not easily acquired through traditional avenues of instruction. Many options are available, with lectures from 170+ local and international faculty experts. In partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Specialty and short courses also available.

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    Live Global Health Course

    A four week in-person course held on the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis campus. The course aims to provide participants with preparatory guidance and hands-on experience required for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate of Knowledge examination. Includes didactic lectures, case presentations, classroom discussions, simulation scenarios and laboratory sessions. Note: The next course will be held May 2-27, 2016.


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    Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine Course

    A partnership among Mahidol University, Georgia Health Sciences University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Minnesota, the Asian Clinical Tropical Medical Course is held each year in beautiful Bangkok, Thailand. Health care providers with special interest in clinical tropical medicine or infectious disease are invited to participate. Fulfills the hands-on requirement to be eligible to site for the ASTMH CTropMed® exam.


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    Tropical and Travel Medicine Seminar Series

    Free and open to the public, the TTMS lectures run monthly from September - June. Since 1999, the seminars have been a tradition of Medicine Global Health, reflecting our core value of providing accessible educational programming to the widest possible audience.


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    U of M ASTMH CTropMed® Online Exam Review

    A quiz-based review with questions vetted by experts in global health medicine. While designed as a tool to prepare for the CTropMed® examination, you may also find it useful as a general test of your clinical tropical medicine and travelers’ health knowledge. See also Your Path To CTropMed® Certification


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    Humanitarian Simulation

    Humanitarian Crisis Simulation Exercise, or "disaster camp", is an overnight experience where you will see firsthand what it might feel like to be on the ground during a humanitarian crisis situation. Participants learn how to provide leadership in such a scenario and to maximize the effectiveness of humanitarian program interventions.

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    ASTMH CTropMed® Certification

    A unique pathway for providers to meet the educational requirements to sit for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health (CTropMed®).



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    Free Intro Course In Immigrant and Refugee Health

    This 7-hour, lecture-based introductory course in immigrant and refugee health is offered free of charge on the Global Health Medicine website. Lectures included here are by global health experts who also lecture for our annual live Global Health Course.

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