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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. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Explain why intentional adaptation to climate change is necessary for protecting human health

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    Identify and navigate at least one source for health, environmental, and vulnerability data

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    Identify a list of adaptation actions relevant to a particular climate-sensitive exposure and health outcome of interest

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    Apply the Adaptation Action Planning framework to a particular intervention or capacity building activity

Skills you will gain

Adaptation action planningReadiness asessmentsHealth EquityClimate exposure prioritizationClimate and health data navigation

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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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. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Climate Adaptation for Human Health!

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?

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
4 hours to complete

Informing Adaptation: Collecting Data for Adaptation

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
7 hours to complete

Informing Adaptation: Assessing Adaptation Readiness

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
5 hours to complete

Planning for Adaptation: Adaptation Action Plans

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

1 reading
1 reading
What's Next?5m

Instructor

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Kathryn Conlon

Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
Yale School of Public Health

About Yale University

For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. ...

About the Climate Change and Health: From Science to Action Specialization

Climate change is arguably the greatest public health threat we face. To address it successfully, health and environmental professionals, advocates, and others need to acquire new skills and a deeper understanding of its challenges and solutions. This specialization is for those who wish to understand the impact of climate change on health and are committed to protecting the health of populations using the knowledge and skills they will acquire....
Climate Change and Health: From Science to Action

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