Global Pediatrics Education Series

GPEDS 2.0 Introduction

GPEDS 2.0 launched on November 1, 2019. If you are interested in GPEDS, please email Emily Danich at

Welcome to the Global Pediatric Education Series, version 2.0! The purpose of this course is to provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to learn to be able to work abroad in under-resourced areas of the world. The content is also suitable and useful for those who wish to gain knowledge of global health to inform a US-based clinical practice in pediatrics.

Start by completing the pretest before diving into the content. The course is organized in 4 modules consisting of 29 blocks of lecture-based content delivered by experts from various pediatric specialties. It will take you approximately 25 hours to complete all activities and assignments.



  • Pretest
  • 4 topic-based units, each with an accompanying comprehension quizzes
  • a module feedback survey (required for CME credit) 
  • Post-test

Each element is linked on the homepage in the suggested order for completion. After completing the pretest, you are welcome to work the topic-based units in the order of your choosing.


About This Series

The Global Pediatrics Education Series (“GPEDS”) is comprised of lecture-based content from pediatric specialists and aims to provide foundational knowledge preparation for the trainee or practicing provider who plans to work abroad in an under-resourced area of the world, or who wishes to gain knowledge of global health to inform a U.S.-based clinical practice.

The module enables you to:

  • Discuss the health and socioeconomic factors that influence neonatal, child, and maternal survival.
  • Utilize appropriate terminology regarding global health epidemiology and state the United Nations Millennium Development Goals related to global child health preventable diseases. 
  • Effectively manage and treat diarrhea and pneumonia, the leading causes of child mortality in low and middle income countries.
  • Apply clinical knowledge of commonly-encountered infectious diseases prevalent in low and middle income countries.
  • Recognize and treat common hematologic diseases, including acquired and hereditary anemias.
  • Recognize and treat undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies using best practices.
  • Use the insights gained from the successful polio eradication campaign as a model for large-scale global health initiatives.
  • Describe role of global pediatrics domestically, including the preparation and care of internationally adopted children, refugee health, and travel medicine. 
  • Take appropriate steps to prepare for and safely travel abroad.

The units that comprise this module are:

A: Fundamentals of Global Child Health

In this module, you will learn the fundamentals of global pediatrics. Starting with the state of maternal and child well being, and moving through topics such as adolescent health, malnutrition and care of the high risk infant. These broader topics cover many of the more common causes of pediatric morbidity and mortality world-wide.

B: Disease Identification Management

This module takes a deeper dive into specific disease processes, and how to manage them in a low resource setting. Much of this module covers infectious disease topics, but non-communicable diseases are playing a bigger and bigger role in pediatric mortality, and topics like Diabetes and Hematology in the Tropics will be discussed here. 

C: Clinical Pearls and Pre-work Abroad

In this module, our experts outline the approach to specific clinical situations, like anesthesia and sedation, or the approach to an unconscious child. Additionally, there is a great lecture about health and safety abroad. While there are not too many lectures in this module, the content is supplemented by a number of online resources (many of which were developed by our lecturers!).

D: Global Health At Home

The final module covers content relevant to global health at home. Topics such as Native American Health, International Adoption and Care for the Pediatric International Traveler will equip clinicians with the knowledge to help clinicians working with special populations at home, and unique clinical situations that manifest at home that have their roots in global health.

After completing the pretest, you can complete the units in any order.


Content Titles

A - Fundamentals of Global Child Health

  • Maternal Mortality: The Promise of Progress: Dr. Christy Boraas
  • Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Injury in Resource Limited Areas: Dr. Steve Dunlop
  • Global Adolescent Health: Dr. Katy Miller
  • Malnutrition: Dr. Victor Musiime
  • The management of DM in LMICs: Terry Piloya
  • Pediatric Oncology: A Global Health Priority: Dr. Sharmila Raghunandan
  • Care of the Low-Birth Weight Infants in Low-Resource Setting: Dr. Tina Slusher and Dr. Jameel Winter
  • Severe Neonatal Jaundice in Low-Resource Settings: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • Markers of Child-Neonatal Mortality: Dr. Jameel Winter

B - Diseases identification Management

  • Common Thyroid disorders in Childhood and Adolescence: Dr. Angela Baderu
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease: Dr. Fidelia Bode-Thomas
  • Hematology in the Tropics: Dr. Troy Lund
  • Vaccine and Global Child Health: Dr. Cindy Howard
  • Tuberculosis in Children: Screening, Prevention and Treatment: Dr. Stacene Maroushek
  • Measles: Dr. Risha Moskalewicz
  • Global Pediatric HIV: Dr. Philippa Musoke
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea and Dehydration: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • Pneumonia (Acute Respiratory Infections) in Children in LMICs: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • Intestinal Nematodes: Dr. Steve Swanson
  • Bacterial Meningitis: Dr. Beth Thielen
  • Mosquito Borne Illnesses The Highlights - Part I & Part 2: Dr. Andrew Wu

C - Clinical Pearls and Pre-work abroad

  • Know Before You Go: Health and Safety in Global Health: Dr. Mike Pitt
  • Basic Anesthesia, Sedation and Pain Management: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • An Approach to the Unconscious Child: Dr. Laura Spletz

D - Global Health at Home

  • International Adoption: Dr. Kimara Gustafson
  • Care for the Pediatric International Traveler: Dr. Brett Hendel-Patterson
  • Health Screening of Immigrant and Refugee Children: Dr. Stacene Marouskek
  • Advocacy and International Child Rights: Dr. Chuck Oberg
  • Native American Health: Dr. Mary Owen
Registration & Pricing

Individuals for CME Credit

Regular Individual (Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other health care providers): $500

Discount Rate (Medical trainees, including medical students, residents and fellows outside of the U of M Pediatric Global Health Track; retirees; active U.S. military personnel; health professionals from developing countries (as defined by WHO) AND University of Minnesota Global Pediatrics faculty) $300

Click here to register as an individual.

Institutions & Organizations

Initial Contract: $3000

Renewal: $1500

Contact Michael Taylor at for more information.

Temporary Preview Access: If you are interested in previewing the course online, please contact Michael Taylor at


Continuing Medical Education Credits:

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

It is the policy of the University Of Minnesota Office Of Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All individuals (including spouse/partner) who have influence over activity content are required to disclose to the learners any financial relationships with a commercial interest related to the subject matter of this activity. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on, patients. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest.  Specific disclosure information for each presenter, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the learner prior to the presenter's presentation. Persons who fail to complete and sign this form in advance of the activity are not eligible to be involved in this activity.

Unless otherwise noted, individuals did not indicate any relevant affiliations or financial interests.


University of Minnesota

Dr. Jameel Winter (course director)

Dr. Angela Baderu

Dr. Fidelia Bode-Thomas

Dr. Christy Boraas

Dr. Steve Dunlop

Dr. Kimara Gustafson

Dr. Brett Hendel-Patterson

Dr. Cindy Howard

Dr. Troy Lund

Dr. Stacene Maroushek

Dr. Katy Miller

Dr. Risha Moskalewicz

Dr. Victor Musiime

Dr. Philippa Musoke

Dr. Chuck Oberg

Dr. Mary Owen

Dr. Terry Piloya

Dr. Mike Pitt

Dr. Sharmila Raghunandan

Dr. Tina Slusher

Dr. Laura Spletz

Dr. Steve Swanson

Dr. Beth Thielen

Dr. Andrew Wu

Related Online Course

The Online Global Health Course is made up of seven online modules. You can register for the entire course or for one or more individual modules. 

Learn more about the Online Global Health Course