Imperial College London

Climate change and health

This course is part of Global Health Challenges and Governance Specialization

Taught in English

Christina Atchison
Wendy Kwok

Instructors: Christina Atchison

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There are 6 modules in this course

What's included

7 readings1 discussion prompt1 plugin

This module begins by exploring the relationship between globalisation, environmental change and health. It provides a critical introduction to the Anthropocene: a new geological Epoch/Event, where humans are viewed as the primary driving force of environmental change. We then examine the linkages between global environmental change and the Anthropocene, specifically in relation to attempts to understand the connections between environmental change and human health on different scales.

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3 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module looks at the main factors influencing climate change and explains how human-produced greenhouse gases are causing the planet to warm with related impacts on regional weather extreme events and sea level. The learner is also introduced to global governance structures and key policy instruments addressing climate change, before exploring their adequacy in tackling the challenges of climate change.

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3 videos7 readings4 discussion prompts2 plugins

This module examines the relationship between climate change, health and global health policy responses. The learner will explore the impacts of climate change on human health and how we can use climate change projections to understand the future risks to our health. We will also explore climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and the short and long-term potential benefits to health and the environment.

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3 videos6 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

This module explores theoretical and conceptual tools used to systematically analyse health policies. The learner will critically analyse and discuss a climate change and health policy featured within a case study, using pertinent theoretical perspectives. We will also examine the links between climate change, migration and health.

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3 videos2 readings1 peer review4 discussion prompts1 plugin

What's included

3 readings1 peer review

Instructors

Christina Atchison
Imperial College London
5 Courses2,225 learners
Wendy Kwok
Imperial College London
5 Courses2,225 learners

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