About this Specialization

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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.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Climate Change and Health

4.7
stars
289 ratings
62 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Climate Adaptation for Human Health

4.6
stars
53 ratings
12 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Communicating Climate Change and Health

4.6
stars
38 ratings
10 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Learners can expect to complete the specialization in 12 weeks.

    Learners can expect to engage with course materials for 3-5 hours per week.

  • A course in natural sciences and/or human health may be helpful, but not required 

  • Yes. It is recommended that you take the courses in the following order:

    1. Introduction to Climate Change and Health
    2. Climate Change Adaptation
    3. Climate Change Communication
  • University credit is not offered for completing this Specialization. Learners who complete the Specialization will receive a Coursera certificate signed by the Faculty director.

  • Learners who complete the Specialization will be able to identify how climate change affects health in a specific location, devise an adaptation action to address this negative impact, and create a communications campaign to educate a target audience about the issue. 

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