Global Health, Equity & Primary Care

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 08:00 - Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 16:00

January 10-13, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Course Description

This 4-day course offers a broad overview of global health with specific relevance to primary care. It is offered as an early exploration of the field of global health.

Some of the topics explored in this course are:

  • primary care in the context of global health
  • social determinants of health 
  • ethics of global health and service learning
  • essentials of infectious diseases
  • HIV/AIDS care
  • tuberculosis care
  • immigrant refugee health
  • indigenous health
  • caring for vulnerable populations in Canada and abroad
  • global health partnerships
  • career planning in global health


This course is open to family medicine residents and faculty, and allied health professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in global health.


By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the evidence regarding the impact of primary care on global health locally and globally.
  • Describe the epidemiological trends, common management and treatment challenges related to communicable and non-communicable diseases relevant to global health practice.
  • Analyze and critically discuss common practical and ethical challenges in delivering care in low-resource settings.
  • Describe strategies to identify vulnerable populations in Toronto and describe tools and strategies to address the needs of specific vulnerable populations.
  • Identify opportunities for further mentorship and learning in global health available through the DFCM.


  • Didactic sessions 
  • Interactive discussions
  • Networking opportunities


This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits.

What Alumni Have to Say

“This course energized and empowered me like nothing has for years. But I came away with more than a feeling. I learned a variety of concrete ways people can be involved in global health...I will recommend the Primer to anyone in health care interested in working for a more equitable world.”

“The course was in one word: fantastic.  The speakers themselves were passionate and captivating, and I learned something new in each of the sessions…I finished the primer revitalized with my passion for global health, and with a strong sense of companionship among both the participants and speakers.”

Registration and Fees

Residents and Applied Health Professionals
Before December 1, 2017 - $700.00 plus HST
After December 1, 2017 - $800.00 plus HST

Clinicians and Faculty
Before December 1, 2017 - $900.00 plus HST
After December 1, 2017 - $1000.00 plus HST

The early registration deadline is December 1, 2017
The final registration deadline is December 21, 2017 

Register Here



Department of Family and Community Medicine
263 McCaul St., 3rd Floor
(416) 978-3763
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