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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. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English
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  • Scientists
  • Medical Doctors
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  • Data Scientists

What you will learn

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

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    Understand how climate change negatively impacts human health

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    Plan for at least one practical adaptation activity that increases a community’s resilience to the health effects of climate change

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    Communicate health-related risks of climate change effectively to the public & policymakers & motivate positive changes in climate-related behaviors

Skills you will gain

Health CommunicationHealth EquityProblem SolvingClimate Adaptation PlanningClimate Science
User
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Scientists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Lawyers
  • Data Scientists

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

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

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Climate Change and Health

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Course2

Climate Adaptation for Human Health

Course3

Communicating Climate Change and Health

Instructors

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Robert Dubrow

Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Faculty Director, Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDSClimate Change and HealthClimate Change and Health Online CertificateEnvironmental Health SciencesSchool of Public HealthYale Cancer CenterYale Institute for Global Health
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Kathryn Conlon

Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
Yale School of Public Health
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Connie Roser-Renouf

Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
Yale School of Public Health

About Yale University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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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