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Global Health

Department of Medicine

Online Global Health Courses

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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 seven 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 seven 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 one or more individual modules. To be eligible to sit for the ASTMH CTropMed® exam, you'll need to complete all seven online modules plus two weeks of the live Global Health Course.

Individuals from over 15 countries and 200 cities 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.

Pricing

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

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 20 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.
    • Discuss how to apply the LEARN model of patient-centered communication to advance care planning and advance directives.

    Four sections:

    1. Understanding Globally Mobile Populations
    2. Clinical Issues in the Care of Mobile Populations
    3. Psychosocial and Health Systems Issues
    4. Honoring Choices Across Cultures
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    20.25 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 27 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.
    • Improve expertise in clinical care in low-resource settings including short-term relief work.

    Four sections:

    1. Disaster Relief
    2. Medical Relief Missions
    3. Clinical Medicine In Resource-limited Settings
    4. Pediatrics and OB/GYN In Resource-limited Settings
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    27 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 26 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.
    • Recognize the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of non-infectious illness such as hematology, oncology, trauma, cardiology and other specialties in low-resource settings.
    Six sections:
    1. Public Health
    2. Environmental Health
    3. Nutrition
    4. Heart and Kidney Disease
    5. Hematology and Oncology
    6. Other Medical Specialties
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    26 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 35 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

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

    Six sections:

    1. Neglected Tropical Diseases
    2. Malaria
    3. Other Protozoa
    4. Nematodes, Cestodes and Trematodes
    5. Insect and Vector-Borne Diseases
    6. Parasite Cases
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    35 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Module 5: Bacterial, Mycobacterial 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 25 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • Describe 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. Clincal Case Vignettes
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    24.50 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 23 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

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

    Five sections:

    1. HIV
    2. Hepatitis and other Enteral Viruses
    3. Viral Illnesses I
    4. Viral Illnesses II
    5. Clinical Case Vignettes
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    23 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 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. 

    Five sections:

    1. Travel Preparation
    2. Environmental Distress
    3. Special Travel Populations
    4. Travel Activities
    5. Post-travel Evaluation and Cases
    6. Yellow Fever Vaccine Course (Optional)
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    19.25 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
Specialty Series
  • Global Health Infectious Diseases
     
    Goal
    This course aims to prepare infectious disease physicians and other health care providers to address global health, tropical and infectious diseases that affect immigrants, refugees and other mobile populations.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow 38 hours
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • Recognize infectious diseases that affect mobile populations such as refugees, immigrants, and travelers.
    • Identify health risks and prevention strategies for international travelers and define vaccine indications for travel-related immunizations.
    • Identify methods for diagnosing infectious diseases in international travelers.
    • Recognize global migration factors, such as access to care and cultural differences, that impact the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in a global setting. 
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    36.75 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register Online
  • Honoring Choices Across Cultures: End of Life and Advance Care Planning
     
    Goal
    This module prepares individuals in many disciplines (physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, chaplains, social workers, or others) who provide clinical care or support for patients and their families and will provide 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. 
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow three to four hours.
    Objectives

    The module enables you to:

    • Recognize the difference between advance care planning and advance directives.
    • Discuss how to apply the LEARN model of patient-centered communication (The LEARN model was developed at Stanford University and is an effective model of cross cultural communication based on the following core behaviors: Listen, Explain, Acknowledge, Recommend and Negotiate).
    • Interpret the Healing by Heart cross-cultural framework to assess and compare ethical conflicts between patients, families, and clinicians.
    • Recognize the difference between cultural competence and cultural humility, and the importance of cultural humility when caring for patients and their families. 
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    4.5 hours
    Additional CME Info
    U of M Continuing Medical Education website
    Registration
    Register online
  • Family Medicine Global Health
     
    Goal
    This module prepares family physicians and other primary care providers to practice in international settings with limited resources.
    Estimated Time To Complete
    Allow 40 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.
    Objectives

    Eight units:

    1. Overview
    2. Clinical practice in resource-limited settings
    3. Environmental issues
    4. Nutrition
    5. Infectious diseases
    6. Trauma & disaster management
    7. Surgery in resource-limited settings
    8. Special topics
    Accreditation
    Accreditation statements
    CME/CEUs Available
    40.0 hours
    Additional CME Info
    CME website
    Registration
    Registration details
  • Global Child Health/Global Pediatrics

    For more information on the Global Pediatrics Online Course, please visit, http://www.globalpeds.umn.edu/gpeds/.

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