Global Health, Family Medicine & Primary Care

January 12-14, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Course Description

This 3-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
  • ethics of global health and service learning
  • essentials of infectious diseases
  • HIV/AIDS care
  • tuberculosis care
  • refugee 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 participantsshould 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


Residents & Allied Health Professionals: $400

Clinicians and faculty: $650


The registration deadline is December 12, 2016.

To register, please contact the Global Health Program or call (416) 978-3763.




(416) 978-3763

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