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Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview – ONLINE

March 2 - May 22

Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview Course Description

We are excited to offer this course online for the first time in 2021!

Training in global health and tropical medicine is crucial for serving in international healthcare settings. In this course healthcare professionals and students will gain knowledge and skills needed for short or long term international service. The course provides an overview of tropical diseases in a case-based format. In addition, it highlights the provision of quality care through the application of global health guidelines.

Sessions are scheduled every Tuesday and one Saturday a month over a 12 week period from March 2 to May 22, 2021. The following schedule is tentative and the scheduling of session topics may change based on faculty availability.

Tuesday, March 2, 12-2pm central time
Welcome and Introductions
Course Overview
Review of Course Technology Tools

Tuesday, March 9, 12-2pm central time
International Standards and Guidelines
Overview of World Medical Problems & Tropical Medicine Overview

Tuesday, March 16, 12-2pm central time
Introduction to Case-Based Learning
Sample Tropical Medicine Case

Tuesday, March 23, 12-2pm central time
Facilitated Group Casework

Saturday, March 27, 8:30am-1:30pm central time
Overview of World Health Organization Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)
IMCI Approach to Cough/Difficulty Breathing
IMCI Approach to Fever
IMCI Approach to Diarrhea

Tuesday, March 30, 12-2pm central time
Fever in the Tropics
Cultural Considerations

Tuesday, April 6, 12-2pm central time
Staying Safe/Travelers’ Health

Tuesday, April 13, 12-2pm central time
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Pulmonary System
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Cardiovascular System

Tuesday, April 20, 12-2pm central time
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Musculoskeletal System

Saturday, April 24, 8:30am-1:30pm central time
Diagnosis of Malnutrition
Treatment of Malnutrition
Newborn Care
IMCI Approach to Sick Infants & Well Children

Tuesday, April 27, 12-2pm central time
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Neurologic System
Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Tuesday, May 4, 12-2pm central time
The COVID-19 Global Pandemic
Ethics Considerations in International Practice

Tuesday, May 11, 12-2pm central time
Student Case Presentations

Tuesday, May 18, 12-2pm central time
Pharmacology Considerations in International Practice
Student Case Presentations

Saturday, May 22, 8:30am-1:30pm central time
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Practical Research in the Developing World
Application Stations

Course resource: Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase, prior to the course, VILLAGE MEDICAL MANUAL 7th Ed: A Guide to Health Care in Developing Countries by Mary Vanderkooi, M.D, D.T.M.&H.  Ordering instructions will be emailed after registration.

Continuing Education

CME – This Live activity, Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview, with a beginning date of 03/02/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 35.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU – CEU provided by Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383, for up to 35.50 CEU. Contact hours awarded based on session attendance.

*Healthcare providers should check with their licensing and credentialing boards to confirm acceptance of credit.

** Participants must be present during the live online course sessions to earn the CME and CEU.

Registration and Logistics

Participants may register for the entire course or for each session separately. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions for a comprehensive learning experience. Please note that the above schedule is tentative and may be adjusted based on faculty availability. Registration for each individual session will open two weeks prior to that session.


Prices include cme and ceu.

Entire course: $500

Individual sessions: $15/hour

If you are registering for the entire course, you may pay in full at the time of registration or save your spot in the entire course with a $75 deposit.

Registration for each individual session will open two weeks prior to that session.

*CHSC members will receive a discounted rate for the entire course. Please email [email protected] to make arrangements.

Previous Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview Course Reviews

“Great Course! So very applicable and helpful.”

“Covered lots of great topics, lots of practical knowledge.”

“Instructors with a ton of real-world experience offered insight that was invaluable.”

“The course presented a wide variety of resources that were applicable across medical specialties and levels of training.”

“I feel I am more equipped to serve on the mission field than ever before.”

For more information:

Contact Laura Smelter – [email protected], 903-962-4000 ext 3.

You should receive an email receipt after registering. A separate email with course access and logistics information will be sent within the two weeks prior to the course or session date.

Please contact Laura Smelter with any questions – [email protected], 903-962-4000 ext 3.

Cancellation policy:

If you must cancel your registration for the entire course, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($75). No refunds will be issued for individual session registrations.

If CHSC cancels a course (for example, due to low enrollment), we will refund the full amount paid.



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