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

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Describe how and why the climate is changing and is predicted to change in the future

  • Describe the range of adverse health impacts of climate change

  • Explain the determinants of vulnerability to extreme weather (heat, storms, and floods)

  • Summarize the current understanding of how climate change affects the incidence of infectious diseases

Skills you will gain

  • Health Equity
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Climate Science
  • Population Health
  • Epidemiology
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level

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

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

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Yale University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Introduction to Climate Change and Health!

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings
3 hours to complete

Fundamentals of Climate Change

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Overview of Health Impacts of Climate Change, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Co-benefits

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Extreme Weather: Heat, Storms, & Floods

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Water-borne Infections and Vector-borne Diseases

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
26 minutes to complete

Course conclusion

26 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 reading

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