Global Health Primer: Applying Global Lessons to Enhance Local Practice
January 29-31, 2020
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
- social determinants of health
- ethics of global health and service learning
- essentials of infectious diseases
- immigrant refugee health
- indigenous health
- caring for vulnerable populations in Canada and abroad
- global health partnerships
- career planning in global health
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.
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.
Dr. Michael Kidd
Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. Past president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).
Dr. Katherine Rouleau
Vice-Chair Global Health & Social Accountability, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Dr. Gary Bloch
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Toronto. Staff Physician, St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team.
Dr. Isaac Bogoch
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Infectious Diseases consultant and General Internist at the Toronto General Hospital with a focus on tropical diseases, HIV, and general infectious diseases.
Dr. Freida S. Chavez
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Dr. Naheed Dosani
Palliative Care Physician, William Osler Health System, Palliative Care Project Lead, the Inner City Health Associates
Dr. John Ihnat
Staff Physician, Health Access Thorncliffe Park, Coordinator of Advocacy and Social Accountability, Department of Family Medicine, Toronto East Health Network
Dr. Praseedha Janakiram
Global Health PGY3 Enhanced Skills Co-Coordinator, Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Toronto. Co-lead, Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Family Medicine (TAAAC-FM).
Dr. Suzanne Shoush
Indigenous Health Lead, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Barry Pakes
Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program Director, Global Health Education Initiative Program Director, University of Toronto
- Didactic sessions
- Interactive discussions
- Networking opportunities
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 November 1, 2019 - $700.00 plus HST
After November 1, 2019 - $725.00 plus HST
Clinicians and Faculty
Before November 1, 2019 - $900.00 plus HST
After November 1, 2019 - $925.00 plus HST
The early registration deadline is November 1, 2019
The final registration deadline is January 15, 2020
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