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Beginner Level

Approx. 21 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction and Climate Science

7 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
A Public Health Perspective on Climate Change14m
Climate Change and Health: A Conversation with Gina McCarthy19m
The Climate is Changing11m
Looking Ahead: The New Climate Normal6m
Climate Change and Small Island States: A Conversation with Rufus Ewing20m
Enhancing Urgency: IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C Report20m
1 reading
Introduction and Climate Science Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Public Health Perspective

8 videos (Total 111 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Defining Public Health Issue for the 21st Century11m
Threat & Opportunity: How Climate Changes Health14m
Who is Most Vulnerable?15m
Cities on the Climate Frontline12m
The View from New York City: A Conversation with Tom Matte20m
Climate and Health Governance for Cities18m
Cities on the Climate Change Frontline: A Conversation with Mila Freire15m
1 reading
Public Health Perspective Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Assessment Frameworks and Case Study

8 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Overview of Climate & Health Policy13m
City Health Adaption Activities13m
Case Study: Climate and Health Adaption in Barcelona City: A Conversation with Joan Ramon Villalbi16m
The Barcelona Public Policy Center: A Conversation with Vicente Navarro6m
Assessing Climate Change & Health in the US10m
Maryland's Climate and Health Program: A Conversation with Clifford Mitchell14m
Bringing Health to the Forefront of Assessment17m
1 reading
Assessment Frameworks and Case Study Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Policies and Practices

11 videos (Total 146 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Data Needs for Climate and Health Policy: Part I8m
Data Needs for Climate and Health Policy: Part II10m
Early Warning Systems16m
Transcending Sectoral Boundaries20m
Financing Climate Adaption Infrastructure: A Conversation with Bernard Sheahan16m
The Challenge of Communicating about Climate Change: Part I14m
The Challenge of Communicating about Climate Change: Part II11m
Communication Overview Part One - How-To Tutorial10m
Communications Overview Part Two: How-To Tutorial19m
Looking to the Future - Public Health Speaking Out on Climate Change: A Conversation with Al Sommer16m
2 readings
Policies and Practices Readings10m
Early Warning System Assignment Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Early Warning System Assignment1h
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Top reviews from Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate: A Primer for City, Local, and Regional Action

By DCAug 16th 2019

This course was incredibly informative and perspective-changing. I feel better-equipped to address and mitigate the impending challenges of climate change on a local and regional level.

By WJFeb 16th 2019

You and your classmates will be asked to provide a score for each part of the assignment. Final grades are calculated by combining the median scores you received for each section.

Instructors

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Mary A. Fox, PhD MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
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Mary C. Sheehan, PhD MPH

Associate Faculty
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Thomas A. Burke, PhD MPH

Jacob I and Irene B. Fabrikant Professor and Chair in Health Risk and Society
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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