Course 3: Public Health and Non-communicable Disease in Developing Countries

Public Health

This course prepares physicians and other health care providers to provide care for immigrants, refugees and other mobile populations in several sub-specialties, including cardiology, hematology, oncology and surgery. 

Estimated Time To Complete

Allow 36 hours, including additional time for bonus materials.


This course enables you to:

  • Describe the role of international organizations in public health.
  • State key principles and practices in international public health and epidemiology.
  • Recognize the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of non-infectious illness such as hematology, oncology, trauma, cardiology and other specialties in low-resource settings.

This course is composed of seven sections:

  1. Public Health
  2. Environmental Health
  3. Nutrition
  4. Heart and Kidney Disease
  5. Hematology and Oncology
  6. Other Medical Specialties
  7. Dermatology


Accreditation information is available on the Continuing Professional Development website.

CME/CEUs Available

33 hours

Visit the Continuing Professional Development website for more information.


Regular Rate: $795/course
For physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care providers

Discount Rate: $400/course 
For medical trainees, including medical students, residents and fellows outside the U of M Global Medicine Pathway; retirees; active U.S. military personnel; health professionals from developing countries as defined by WHO; and University of Minnesota Global Medicine Pathway faculty

Complete Package: on or before April 30, 2019: $7,250 
Complete Package: on or after May 1, 2019: $7,550
Includes up to 4 weeks of the annual In-Person Global Health CourseComplete Online Global Health Curriculum, and the U of M ASTMH CTropMed® Online Exam Review

University of Minnesota Faculty Rate: $596/course

CDC Employee Rate: Preapproved, full-time CDC employees are eligible for a discounted rate; contact the course director at for information.

Institutions and Organizations Pricing: Volume discounts and customization options are available for your trainees. Learn more about pricing for institutions and organizations.