Global Pediatrics Education Series

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. 

GPEDS 2.0 Introduction

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

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.

Overview

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

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

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
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Dehydration: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • 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 SettingsDr. Tina Slusher and Dr. Jameel Winter
  • 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

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

 

Institutions & Organizations

Initial Contract: $3000

Renewal: $1500

Contact Jameel Winter at winte281@umn.edu for more information.

Temporary Preview Access: If you are interested in previewing the course online, please contact Jameel Winter at winte281@umn.edu.

Credits

Continuing Medical Education Credits: This activity is still being reviewed for CME credits.

Contributors

University of Minnesota

Jameel Winter, MD (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