Global Health Primer Course

2020 Course Dates

April 29, 2020


August 31, 2020

University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus


The Global Health Primer course

The Primer is a one-day course for healthcare providers (RNs, APRNs, PAs, Techs, EMTs, MDs, Pharmacists and students) with little to no international experience interested in expanding their global health knowledge! The course covers basic principles of contemporary global health practice and international health work. Content is delivered in short lectures, group discussions and small group activities. The course is for providers in all specialty areas, not only emergency medicine. The aim of this course is to equip participants with tools and resources for their next international medical experience in order to be an effective volunteer on the ground and empower local communities.

Topics Covered:

  • Health disparities

  • Care delivery in low-resource settings

  • Health volunteer professionalism

  • Global health ethics

  • Pharmacy for global health

  • Humanitarian response

  • Finding a volunteer opportunity

  • Practical tips for trip preparation and safety

  • And more!

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Jointly provided with the CU College of Nursing and CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy.


The University of Colorado College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational offering for a maximum of 6.5 contact hours is provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education.  Professionals are expected to claim credit commensurate with their level of participation in this activity.

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This activity is accredited for 6.5 hours of application-based CPE. To receive CPE, pharmacists must complete the online presentation evaluations and claim CPE on CPE will be uploaded to CPE Monitor within 48 hours of claiming credit.