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 here.

CME/CEUs Available

33 hours

Contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development at if you have questions about your CME credits.


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 low/middle-income countries; and University of Minnesota Global Medicine Pathway faculty

Complete Package: on or before April 30, 2020: $7,250 
Complete Package: on or after May 1, 2020: $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.