The training consists of detailed presentations of the most common diseases seen in third world settings and emphasizes diagnosis and treatment. This would include not only the major killers like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, but also many other tropical diseases and conditions not usually seen in western medicine. Other topics such as critical childbirth and women’s issues, international drug options, complications of malnutrition and anemia, common dental issues facing physicians, and barriers to best practices in global health missions will also be discussed. In addition to formal didactic presentations and discussion students will work independently to successfully complete a series of well-crafted case studies.
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