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Intermediate Level

Basic knowledge of climate change. A course in natural sciences and/or human health may be helpful, but not required

Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

Skills you will gain

Adaptation action planningReadiness asessmentsHealth EquityClimate exposure prioritizationClimate and health data navigation
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Intermediate Level

Basic knowledge of climate change. A course in natural sciences and/or human health may be helpful, but not required

Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

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Yale University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Climate Adaptation for Human Health!

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Course Description10m
Meet your instructor, Dr. Kathryn Conlon10m
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Adaptation: What is Climate Adaptation?

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Defining Adaptation11m
Landmark Works10m
What Can Climate Adaptation Look Like?16m
Resources for Adaptation Planning8m
What Can Climate Adaptation Look Like for an Individual?4m
Frameworks for Climate Adaptation and Health10m
Role and Network of Adaptation Practitioners6m
2 readings
Ch. 28: Adaptation (in Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment)30m
(Optional) Climate change: the public health response1h
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Adaptation: What is Climate Adaptation?30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Informing Adaptation: Collecting Data for Adaptation

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Climate and Health Profiles10m
Health Data10m
Climate Change and Health Data8m
Using Climate Data for Public Health9m
Assessing Vulnerability12m
Contextual Data1m
1 reading
A social vulnerability index for disaster management55m
1 practice exercise
Informing Adaptation: Collecting Data for Adaptation30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Informing Adaptation: Assessing Adaptation Readiness

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Exploring Adaptation Actions20m
Identifying the Stakeholders2m
Constructs of Readiness5m
Implementation Readiness4m
Community Readiness10m
Review10m
3 readings
Readiness for climate change adaptation in the Arctic: a case study from Nunavut, Canada1h
(Optional) A practical implementation science heuristic for organizational readiness: R= MC21h
(Optional) Community Readiness for Community Change2h
1 practice exercise
Informing Adaptation: Assessing Adaptation Readiness30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Planning for Adaptation: Adaptation Action Plans

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Planning Phase 29m
Implementation Design6m
Implementation Design- Wildfire Example18m
Maximizing the Role3m
Maturing the Field: Economic Evaluation10m
Maturing the Field: Uncertainty and Maladaptation14m
Becoming a Lifelong Learner9m
Building Up and Out4m
1 reading
(Re) conceptualising maladaptation in policy and practice: towards an evaluative framework1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Planning for Adaptation: Adaptation Action Plans30m
20 minutes to complete

Course Conclusion

20 minutes to complete
1 reading
1 reading
What's Next?5m

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