MED 7019

Global Pediatric Education Series for Medical Students


Emily Danich
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog description:  Global health has long been a priority at the University of Minnesota. This online course is designed to equip providers interested specifically in pediatrics with the knowledge that they need to practice in an under-resourced setting. This course, updated in 2019, consists of 29 pre-recorded lectures, each approximately 1 hour or less focusing on pediatric specific topics comprising 4 modules: Fundamentals of Global Child Health, Disease Identification and Management, Clinical Pearls and Preparing for work Abroad, and Global Pediatrics at home.



Site Code

Site Name




22-23 AY


Unspecified Site for Academic/Research Purposes

23-24 AY: Course is online but includes a 1.5-2 hour in-person simulation which takes place at 717 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Visiting students may join the simulation virtually.

Required session attendance: One group orientation with the course director, one group simulation session (in-person for UMN students and virtual for non-UMN students), and one group journal club session. The Course Director will also check-in during week two to see how students are progressing through the course.

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery mode:  Self paced

Direct patient care:  No

Consent requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course objectives:  By the end of the course, students will be able to apply what they have learned to work in a resource-limited pediatric setting, explain issues in tropical diseases, demonstrate cognitive flexibility when it comes to procedural skills and the importance of self-care and self-awareness when working abroad.

Graded components: Post test. Must answer 25 out of 29 questions correctly.

Grading scale: P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency:  Does not apply