Medical School

Global Health

Department of Medicine

Online Global Health Course

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A Convenient Learning Option

The Online Global Health Course partially fulfills the content requirements for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) CTropMed® examination. Each of the 7 course modules is eligible for the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit™ and Continuing Education Units. The course modules can be completed at any time and at your own pace. 

With content updated annually, each module includes recorded lectures, downloadable presentation slides, pre- and post-tests, knowledge quizzes, plus optional bonus materials and case studies.

These 7 modules together make up the Online Global Health Course, but each one is also a standalone module. You can register for the entire course or for 1 or more individual modules. To be eligible to sit for the ASTMH CTropMed® exam, you'll need to complete all 7 online modules plus two weeks of the live Global Health Course.

People from over 200 countries currently participate as online learners in our Online Global Health course. Please visit the participant map to see where all of our leaners are located. 

Mobile-Compatible

The accredited portion of the course is mobile compatible.

No-Bandwidth Option

A no-bandwidth option (fee: $150) is available to those already enrolled in the online course. The no-bandwidth option does require internet access to download software required to view the recorded lectures. Please email gblhlth@umn.edu if you are interested in ordering a no-bandwidth version of the course. 

Pricing

For pricing options, please visit this page for details. Pricing includes both individual and institutional plans.

2014 Course Update

The most recent course update includes:

  • New and updated content
  • Improved playback features
  • Mobile compatible
  • New supplemental and bonus materials
  • All new assessments
Online Global Health Course Modules
  • Module 1: Introduction to Health Care for Immigrant and Refugee Populations
     
    Goal
    This module prepares physicians and other health care providers to care for immigrants, refugees and other mobile populations.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow ~17 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • Care for a multi-cultural patient population, including treating diseases seen in new arrivals and long-term foreign-born residents.
    • Identify key issues in local and global health equity and barriers to care for immigrants and refugees.
    • Describe best practices in clinical care and health systems interventions designed to reduce disparities in care and service for immigrants and refugees.

    Three sections:

    1. Understanding Mobile Populations
    2. Health Challenges and Care for Refugees and Migrants
    3. Transition Issues and Strategies
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    16.75 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Module 2: Disaster Response and Clinical Medicine in Resource-Limited Settings
     
    Goal
    This module prepares physicians and other health care providers to practice medicine during disaster response and in settings with limited resources.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow ~24 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • Explain a framework for providing culturally-competent health care during disaster response and in resource-limited settings.

    Four sections:

    1. Disaster Relief
    2. Medical Relief Missions
    3. Clinical Medicine In Resource-Poor Settings
    4. Pediatrics and OB/GYN In Resource-Poor Settings
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    23.25 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Module 3: Public Health and Non-communicable Disease in Developing Countries
     
    Goal
    This module prepares physicians and other health care providers to provide care for immigrants, refugees and other mobile populations in several sub-specialties, including cardiology, hematology, oncology and surgery.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow ~32 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

     

    The module enables you to:
    • Describe the role of international organizations in public health.
    • State key principles and practices in international public health and epidemiology.
    • Explain the emerging practice, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of oncology, hematology, cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, dermatology, nephrology, and emergency medicine in the developing world and in immigrants to the U.S.
    Six sections:
    1. Public Health in Developing Countries
    2. Environmental Health and Nutrition
    3. Heart and Kidney Disease
    4. Hematology/Oncology
    5. GI and Other Systems
    6. Surgical Specialties
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    31.5 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Module 4: Parasitic Infections
     
    Goal
    This module prepares physicians and other health care providers to diagnose and treat people with parasitic infections.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow 40 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • State the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis and treatment of under-represented tropical infectious parasitic diseases.

    Five sections:

    1. Malaria
    2. Other Protozoa and Other Human Parasitic Infections
    3. Nematodes, Cestodes and Trematodes
    4. Insect Vector-Borne Diseases
    5. Parasite Cases
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    39.5 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Module 5: Bacterial, Mycobacterial (TB) and Fungal Infections
     
    Goal
    This module prepares physicians and other health care providers to diagnose and treat people with bacterial, TB and fungal infections.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow ~26 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • State the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis and treatment of under-represented tropical bacterial, mycobacterial and fungal infectious diseases.

    Five sections:

    1. Tuberculosis
    2. Bacterial Infections I
    3. Bacterial Infections II
    4. Fungal Infections
    5. Case Presentations
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    25.75 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Module 6: Viral Infections
     
    Goal
    This module prepares physicians and other health care providers to diagnose and treat people with viral infections.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow 26.50 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • State the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis and treatment of under-represented tropical viral infectious diseases.

    Four sections:

    1. HIV
    2. Hepatitis and other Enteral Viruses
    3. Other Viral Illnesses I
    4. Other Viral Illnesses II
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    26.50 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Module 7: Travel Medicine
     
    Goal
    This module prepares physicians and other health care providers to care for people traveling to (or living in) developing countries and other settings where resources are limited.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow 19.0 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • Provide pre-travel advice and care for patients planning to travel to developing countries.
    • Diagnose and treat individuals who become ill during overseas travel or residence.
    • Provide post-travel evaluation and care for patients returning from travel to developing countries.
    • Diagnose and treat individuals living in the tropics and sub-tropics who are ill.
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    Five sections:

    1. Travel Preparation
    2. Environmental Distress and Dangers
    3. Infectious Diseases Related to Travel
    4. Special Needs Travelers
    5. Travel Activities
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    19.0 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
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