Italy-Based Global Health Course

This course addresses Migrants' Health as well as Clinical and Laboratory Parasitology of different health categories. The course will present epidemiological and regulatory migration policies of the European and American system comparatively. The goal is to gain both knowledge and practical skills regarding the understanding and management of migrants' health issues. A particular focus will be placed on laboratory diagnostic skills for the main parasitic diseases and how they adversely affect the health of migrants.

University of Brescia, Italy

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the major health issues of migrants, before, during and after the migration process, with a specific focus on the most vulnerable populations. 
  • Analyze problems and present solutions in terms of prevention, screening, diagnosis and surveillance of the main infectious diseases related to migration. 
  • Be aware of the importance of a multi and interdisciplinary approach in addressing migrants' health problems. 
  • Discuss public health strategies globally to achieve a fair state of health with particular reference to tropical medicine. 
  • Apply decision making strategies applied to global health. 
  • Discuss the cost-effective features of parasitic infection screening and diagnosis strategies. 
  • Be able to use basic diagnostic techniques for the diagnosis of major parasitic diseases.

Course Dates

September 16th - October 4th 2024


On site, Brescia Italy: 23th- 27th September 2024 

On site, Negrar Italy: 30th-4th October 2024

Cost and Payment

Registration fee € 2.000,00 + € 2,00 stamp: € 2.002 

A reduced fee will apply for students enrolled in the TropEd Master and residents/fellows with a total of € 1.302 (registration fee of €1.300,00 + € 2,00 stamp).


Applications are through the University of Brescia and can be found here (English application form here). Deadline for applications and fees is June 15th 2024.

Intended Audience

Participants must have either a Degree in Medicine and Surgery or a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Medical Technology, Biotechnology, Obstetrics, or Biology. The inclusion of other professions will be evaluated case by case by the Scientific Committee.

Course Size

The course will have 13-20 participants. If we do not get the minimum number of participants the course will be canceled.

Course Faculty and Staff

  • Prof. Alberto Matteelli – Coordinator (University of Brescia) 
  • Prof. Nathan Bertelsen (University of Minnesota) 
  • Prof. Federico Gobbi (University of Brescia, IRCCS Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria) 
  • Prof. Benedetta Rossi (University of Brescia) 
  • Prof. Francesca Tamarozzi (IRCCS Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria) 
  • Prof. Brett Hendel Paterson (University of Minnesota) 
  • Prof. William Stauffer (University of Minnesota) 
  • Silvia Moretti (University of Brescia)
  • Annamaria Consolati (University of Brescia)
  • Sarah Sponsler, MA (University of Minnesota)

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