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Table 1 Course outline, February-March 2021. Schedule sequence of some topics was determined by expert availability

From: Remote online global health education among U.S. medical students during COVID-19 and beyond

Session 1
  • Course welcome (introductions, syllabus, textbook, readings, course website, etc.)
  • Introduction to global health
  • Global health disparities and non-communicable diseases
  • Introduction to international child health
Session 2
  • Diarrheal illnesses
  • Rehydration techniques
  • Practical skills session: making oral rehydration solution from household ingredients
Session 3
  • Health care delivery
  • Improving post-hospital discharge care and survival
  • Global neurology
Session 4
  • Humanitarian emergencies
  • Malnutrition
  • Practical skills session: screening for acute childhood malnutrition using a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) tape (UNICEF)
Session 5
  • Maternal health
  • Practical skills session: improvising a condom-based uterine balloon to manage postpartum hemorrhage (Burke)
  • Newborn health
  • Practical skills session: basic newborn resuscitation
Session 6
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
Session 7
  • Malaria
  • Acute respiratory infections
  • Practical skills session: making a water-bottle spacer for an asthma inhaler [28]
Session 8
  • Critical care medicine in resource-limited settings
  • Global oral health and essential dental procedures for non-dentists (taught by faculty from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine)
Session 9
  • Tropical medicine and neglected tropical diseases
  • Infections in returning travelers
Session 10
  • Training opportunities and careers in global health
  • Discussion panel with three global health practitioners discussing and answering students’ questions related to career models, balancing family-work-travel, global health ethics, etc.