Climate-104: The Public Health Implications of Climate Change

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Climate-104: The Public Health Implications of Climate Change

19.99 24.99

Elective

Estimated Time: 1h 33m

This course examines how climate change is already affecting human health from the perspectives of social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health services management and policy. Attendees will learn how climate impacts on food, water and air quality, along with weather events create risks for human health.  Course content will include implications of degraded air quality, disease transmission and vectors, vulnerabilities to asthma and allergies, and changes to traditional norms.  The course will also address the nexus of climate change impacts with other underlying health, demographic, and socioeconomic factors.

Preliminary Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the public health implications of climate change
  • Assessing trends in public health likely to take place as climate impacts increase
  • Leveraging resources to identify impacts likely to be experienced in certain geographic regions or region type
  • Effectively and persuasively communicating climate change and public health considerations
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