1. Read all information
  2. Register for the course
  3. Complete the course
  4. Complete your course evaluation and feedback
  5. Print your Statement of Participation

Original release date: May 1, 2014
Recent content review and update: December 6, 2019
Content valid through: June 30, 2022

Provided by:
University of Minnesota

Presented by:
Department of Pediatrics and Division of Global Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Credits available:
24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


The Global Pediatrics Education Series 2.0 ("GPEDS") is comprised of approximately 29 hours of lecture-based content delivered by pediatric specialists. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to learn to be able to work abroad in under-resourced areas of the world. The content is also suitable and useful for those who wish to gain knowledge of global health to inform a US-based clinical practice in pediatrics.

Start by completing the pretest before diving into the content. The course is organized in 4 modules consisting of 29 blocks of lecture-based content delivered by experts from various pediatric specialties. Topics include: 

  • Fundamentals of Global Child Health
  • Disease identification management
  • Clinical pearls and Pre-work Abroad
  • Global health at Home

The content in this short course was authored by experts in pediatric global health from the University of Minnesota and vetted by unbiased, external experts. Technical handouts and self-paced assessments round out this unique, premiere learning activity.

The primary audience for this course includes physicians and other health care providers working in immigrant, refugee, and travelers' health and tropical medicine.

The Global Pediatrics Education Series strives to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Discuss the health and socioeconomic factors that influence neonatal, child, and maternal survival.
  • Utilize appropriate terminology regarding global health epidemiology and state the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to global child health preventable diseases.
  • Effectively manage and treat diarrhea and pneumonia, the leading causes of child mortality in low and middle income countries.
  • Apply clinical knowledge of commonly-encountered infectious diseases prevalent in low and middle income countries.
  • Recognize and treat common hematologic diseases, including acquired and hereditary anemias.
  • Recognize and treat undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies using best practices.
  • Describe role of global pediatrics domestically, including the preparation and care of internationally adopted children, refugee health, and travel medicine.
  • Take appropriate steps to prepare for and safely travel abroad.

Content is provided in 29 blocks, estimated to 24 hours.

Participants must register and pay the associated fee to receive the personal login and access codes needed to access the module. To complete the module, participants will do the following: read the objectives and faculty disclosures, proceed through the educational material, successfully complete the pre-and-post-tests, and complete the module evaluation. After completing the evaluation, participants will be able to print a statement of participation.

In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statement
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this enduring materialfor a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statement of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


Planning Committee
Under the direction of Dr. Jamel Winter, the course content was identified and drawn based upon input from the following advisory members:

  • Emily Danich
  • Sophia Gladding, PhD
  • Cindy Howard, MD
  • Risha Moskalewicz, MD
  • Tina Slusher, MD

None of the planning committee members have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Unless noted below, the faculty had nothing to disclose.

A - Fundamentals of Global Child Health

  • Maternal Mortality: The Promise of Progress: Dr. Christy Boraas
  • Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Injury in Resource Limited Areas: Dr. Steve Dunlop
  • Global Adolescent Health: Dr. Katy Miller
  • Malnutrition: Dr. Victor Musiime
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Dehydration: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • The management of DM in LMICs: Terry Piloya
  • Pediatric Oncology: A Global Health Priority: Dr. Sharmila Raghunandan
  • Care of the Low-Birth Weight Infants in Low-Resource Setting: Dr. Tina Slusher and Dr. Jameel Winter
  • Severe Neonatal Jaundice in Low-Resource Settings: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • Markers of Child-Neonatal Mortality: Dr. Jameel Winter

B - Diseases identification Management

  • Common Thyroid disorders in Childhood and Adolescence: Dr. Angela Bader
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease: Dr. Fidelia Bode-Thomas
  • Hematology in the Tropics: Dr. Troy Lund
  • Vaccine and Global Child Health: Dr. Cindy Howard
  • Tuberculosis in Children: Screening, Prevention and Treatment: Dr. Stacene Maroushek
  • Measles: Dr. Risha Moskalewicz
  • Global Pediatric HIV: Dr. Philippa Musoke
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea and Dehydration: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • Pneumonia (Acute Respiratory Infections) in Children in LMICs: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • Intestinal Nematodes: Dr. Steve Swanson
  • Bacterial Meningitis: Dr. Beth Thielen
  • Mosquito Borne Illnesses The Highlights - Part I & Part 2: Dr. Andrew Wu

C - Clinical Pearls and Pre-work abroad

  • Know Before You Go: Health and Safety in Global Health: Dr. Mike Pitt
  • Basic Anesthesia, Sedation and Pain Management: Dr. Tina Slusher
  • An Approach to the Unconscious Child: Dr. Laura Spletz

D - Global Health at Home

  • International Adoption: Dr. Kimara Gustafson
  • Care for the Pediatric International Traveler: Dr. Brett Hendel-Patterson
  • Health Screening of Immigrant and Refugee Children: Dr. Stacene Marouskek
  • Advocacy and International Child Rights: Dr. Chuck Oberg
  • Native American Health: Dr. Mary Owen

There is no commercial support for this activity.

For feedback, questions or technical concerns, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 612-626-7600 or cme@umn.edu.

View the University of Minnesota Online Privacy Statement.

Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by selecting Add to Cart in the Enroll Now section on the right side of this page. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, by telephone (612-626-7600 or 800-776-8636) or e-mail (cme@umn.edu).

  • A - Fundamentals of Global Child Health
  • Maternal Mortality: The Promise of Progress: Dr. Christy Boraas

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in

Section Title
Online Global Pediatrics Education Series (GPEDS)
Online, self paced
Nov 29, 2019 to Jul 01, 2022
Course Fee(s)
> Practicing Healthcare Provider (MD,PA,NP etc) non-credit $500.00
> All Other Registrants non-credit $300.00
> Healthcare Prof from Developing Country non-credit $300.00
Required fields are indicated by .