Public Health and Noncommunicable Diseases and Travel Medicine
Catalog Description: This course comprises two main topic areas: Public Health and Noncommunicable diseases and Travel Medicine.
The Public Health and Noncommunicable diseases topic 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. Allow 36 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of seven sections:
- Public Health
- Environmental Health
- Heart and Kidney Disease
- Hematology and Oncology
- Other Medical Specialties
The Travel Medicine topic 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. Allow 21.5 hours, including additional time for bonus materials. This course is composed of five sections:
- Travel Preparation
- Environmental Distress
- Special Travel Populations
- Travel Activities
- Post-travel Evaluation and Cases
Sites: OL: Online learning
Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:
- For Public Health: 36 hours total of online, self-directed learning
- For Travel Medicine: 21.5 hours total of online, self-directed learning
Direct patient care: No
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
Course Objectives: By the end of this course students will be able 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.
- 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.
- Online discussion participation. Quizzes, final test
Grading Scale: P/N