Making the university a transforming force in global health

Educational Programs

Through its educational programs, CUGH seeks to develop, collect, and distribute high quality global health educational materials; define standards and competencies in global health education; and address the needs of students, educators, and trainees as they seek to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become global health leaders. Educational programs are central to CUGH’s mission of facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience among interdisciplinary university global health programs.

Through the merger with GHEC, CUGH leverages 20+ years of global health educational resources development. Integrating GHEC’s extensive repository of educational resources into an accessible and useful format, and expanding them to address the critical inputs from the non-health sciences, is an important priority for the new CUGH.

In 2006, the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) initiated development of web based educational resources in under the leadership of Tom Hall. The central objective of these educational modules is the improvement of the quality and efficiency of global health education. GHEC created high quality modules on a wide variety of topics which students can review either on their own or they can function as a resource in an instructor-led course. Now with the merger of GHEC and CUGH, CUGH continues to develop and create global health education resources.

The modules have the following characteristics:

  • Range of course levels from introductory to more advanced courses
  • Designed for medical, public health, nursing & other health profession students as well as undergraduates
  • Usable in either instructor-led or self-instructional mode
  • Regional focuses and translated modules are available
  • Developed in partnership with student organizations, NGOs and universities
  • Student and peer-reviewed
  • Approved by CUGH’s Educational Program Committee (reviews to be completed in 2012)

If you would like a module that is not currently live you can access the old GHEC site here , or you can contact

Persons interested in proposing a new module topic, being a module author and/or serving as reviewer should contact Tom Hall, Advisor, CUGH Educational Programs at: thall143 [at]

Quality Assurance of CUGH Resources

The GHEC website will be closed in a few months and CUGH plans to transfer those GHEC resources of adequate relevance and quality to its own website for use by its membership. CUGH will also be developing additional educational resources for website posting. To assure product quality and relevance CUGH will reviewing and vett all materials to be placed on its website.

Until the March 2013 Conference: Tom Hall will be reviewing, editing as necessary, and vetting GHEC products for transfer. When appropriate he invites authors to review and update products, and consults with the Educational Program Committee as necessary regarding any specific problems encountered*. Those products considered to be of adequate quality and relevance to CUGH’s mission will be posted below.

After Conference: The EPC creates a quality assurance body and establishes guidelines for its operation. All products later developed by CUGH are subject to review.

*Very few GHEC modules involve clinical diagnostic or therapeutic content that might be subject to significant changes over time. If useful in such cases Hall will arrange for an independent review by a content specialist. No modules are designed for guiding patient treatments.

Priorities, Problems, Programs, Policies:

  • 102 Demographic Transition And Its Causes What Reduces Fertility
  • 106 World Health Organizations Essential Medicines List From Idea To Implementation
  • 13 Social And Cultural Factors Related To Health Part A Recognizing The Impact
  • 20 Global Health And Development The Basics
  • 21 Global Burden Of Disease Magnitude And Measures
  • 25 Globalization And Its Impact On Health
  • 29 Global Health In Historical Perspective The Uses Of History
  • 33 Interactions Health And Wealth
  • 46 Population Growth And Population Policy Is Population A Problem
  • 47 Global Climate Change And Health
  • 61 Why Is The Third World The Third World
  • 77 Urbanization And Health

Health Systems, Services, Resources, Programs:

  • 103 Health Systems And Organization Of Care
  • 115 Introduction To Community Based Medical Education In Rural Africa
  • 132 Primary Health Care In Cuba Fulfilling The Promise Of Alma Ata
  • XX Health Systems Resources and Resource Constraints
  • 15 Health Economics 101
  • 2 Millennium Development Projects
  • 22 Global Health Actors And Their Programs
  • 27 Primary Health Care Past Present And Future
  • 28 Global Health Workforce And Physician Assistants
  • 30 Primary Health Care Now More Than Ever
  • 34 Introduction To Comparative Health Care Systems
  • 35 Medical Education Response To Social Needs In Health
  • 38 Microfinance Microcredit And Health
  • 44 Traditional Medicine
  • 51 Social Marketing Lessons From Central Asia
  • 52 Promoting Healthy Lifestyles In The Developing World
  • 64 Books For Clinical Care At The LDC District Hospital
  • 69 Human Resources For Health A Worldwide Crisis
  • 70 Training And Use Of Allied Health Personnel A Vital Component Of The Health Workforce
  • 71 Health Workforce Training Of Community Health Workers
  • 9 Appropriate Health Technologies Concepts Criteria And Uses
  • 97 TRIPS Protecting Patents Or Patients
  • 98 Practicing Emergency Medicine In A Low Resource Setting

Infectious, Parasitic, and Communicable Diseases:

  • 10 Emerging And Reemerging Viral Infectious Diseases
  • 109 Eradication And Control Programs Guinea Worm
  • 113 HIV Basics For Health Professionals
  • 114 HIV Care And Treatment
  • 117 Dengue The Global Health Challenge
  • 19 Eradication And Control Programs A Look At Polio
  • 31 Emerging Infectious Diseases Spotlight On Influenza A
  • 49 Malaria The Global Health Challenge
  • 50 Malaria The Clinical Basics
  • 63 Zoonoses Diseases
  • 79 Leishmaniasis
  • 81 Intestinal Protozoa Of Relevance Giardia Cryptosporidium And Cyclospora
  • 84 Vaccine Preventable Diseases And Immunization Programs
  • 85 Outbreaks Identification Investigation Management
  • 86 Acute Respiratory Diseases and Pneumonias
  • 87 Transfusion Transmitted Viral Infections
  • 89 Microbicides
  • 96 Antibiotic Resistance Challenges And Solutions
  • 60 Tuberculosis Ancient Disease New Threat

Methods, Tools, Skills and Related:

  • 118 Creating Effective Presentations
  • 94 Health Care Quality Assessment

Módulos en Español:

  • 111 Atencion Primaria De Salud Para Cumplir Lo Prometido En Alma Ata
  • 120 La Tuberculosis Antigua Enfermedad Nueva Amenaza
  • 121 Causas De La Violencia Y Efectos De La Violencia En La Salud De La Comunidad Y Del Individuo
  • 122 Resistencia A Los Antibioticos Retos Y Soluciones
  • 123 Enfermedades Respiratorias Agudas Y Neumonias
  • 124 Protozoos Intestinales de Relevancia Giardia Criptosporidio y Ciclospora
  • 125 Enfermedades Infecciosas Emergentes
  • 127 Enfermedad Renal Cronica De Lo Molecular A Lo Social Parte 2
  • 128 Salud Reproductiva Parte 1 Introduccion A La Salud Reproductiva Y La Maternidad Segura
  • 129 Salud Reproductiva Parte 2
  • 146 Control de Cancer
  • 147 La Educacion Medica Respuesta A Las Necesidades Sociales En Salud

Non-Communicable Diseases, Injuries and Related:

  • 101 Global Health Issues In Nephrology
  • 104 Surgery And Global Health
  • 105 Disability And Rehabilitation In Developing Countries
  • 119 Global Burden Of Neurological Disorders
  • 126 Chronic Renal Disease From The Molecular To The Social
  • 16 Water And Sanitation In Developing Countries
  • 17 Cancer Control In Low And Middle Income Countries
  • 32 Developing World Trauma
  • 40 Cardiovascular Disease In The Developing World
  • 42 Global Occupational Health
  • 43 Oral Health In The Developing World
  • 48 Acute Malnutrition
  • 56 Nutrition In Global Health
  • 62 The Causes Of Violence And The Effects Of Violence On Community And Individual Health
  • 78 Visual Impairment
  • 83 Global Orthopedics And Burden Of Musculoskeletal Injury

Priority and Vulnerable Populations:

  • 11 Child Health Part 1 Overview Of Problems Trends And Strategies For Improvement
  • 112 Gender Based Violence
  • 12 Child Health Part 2 Interventions To Combat The Major Childhood Killers
  • 54 Reproductive Health Part 1 Introduction To Reproductive Health And Safe Motherhood
  • 55 Reproductive Health Part 2 Family Planning Unsafe Abortion STIs And Gender Based Violence
  • 66 Gender And Health A Global Perspective
  • 80 Aging And Dependency In Global Populations

Working and Visiting in Low Resource Countries:

  • 108 Establishing A Career In Global Health Research
  • 130 Use Of Information And Communication Technologies ICT As Support For Healthcare In Low Resource Regions
  • 4 How To Find Plan And Fund Your Global Health Opportunity
  • 5 Planning Organizing And Implementing A Service Trip
  • 7 During Your Global Health Elective
  • 93 Planning Your Global Health Elective