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Christian Health Service Corps

Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview – ONLINE 2022

March 2 - May 21

Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview Course Description

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.

Course Schedule

Course sessions will be held online over 12 weeks according to the following schedule. Scheduling of specific topics may change based on faculty availability. Session times are listed in Central Time – please be sure to translate to your time zone.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Welcome & Introductions, Course Overview
International Standards and Guidelines
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
World Health Problems and Tropical Medicine
Cultural Considerations
Wednesday March 16, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Introduction to Case-Based Learning
Sample Tropical Medicine Case
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Fever in the Tropics
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Neurologic System
Saturday, March 26, 2022 8am-1pm central time
The World Health Organization Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)
IMCI Approach to Cough/Difficulty Breathing
IMCI Approach to Diarrhea
IMCI Approach to Fever
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Musculoskeletal System
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Pulmonary System
Staying Safe/Traveler’s Health
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Tropical Diseases Affecting the Cardiovascular System
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Diagnosis of Malnutrition
Management of Malnutrition
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Ethical Considerations in International Practice
Pharmacology Considerations in International Practice
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Surgery in the Tropics
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
Newborn Care
Student Case Presentations Session 1
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 11am-1:30pm central time
IMCI Approach to Sick Infants & Well Children
Student Case Presentations Session 2
Saturday, May 21, 2022 8am-1pm central time
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Student Case Presentations Session 3
Application Stations

Continuing Education

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 31.00 CEU. Contact hours awarded based on session attendance.

CME – The AAFP has reviewed Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview – Online and deemed it acceptable for up to 31.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/02/2022 to 05/21/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For all AAFP credit equivalencies and recognition, please see “Other Credit Equivalency/Agreements” on the AAFP Credit System website.

*Healthcare providers are responsible for checking 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.

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.

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.


When you click the Register Now button below, you will have the following options:
– pay the full course registration fee of $640 today
– OR make a deposit of $75 toward the full course registration fee (information on setting up payments toward the balance will be emailed to you)
– OR pay $25 each to register for one or more individual session(s)

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 both an email receipt and a registration confirmation letter by email within 5 business days after registering.

Cancellation policy

If you must cancel your registration, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($75).

If CHSC cancels a course (for example, due to low enrollment), we will inform all registered participants 1 month prior to the course start date and will refund the full amount paid. Participants are solely responsible for travel plans and expenses. We encourage registrants to make travel plans after the 1 month course confirmation date.



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