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Climate Change and Health

This Climate Change and Health Certificate teaches about the effects of climate change on human health (through online didactics), and gives a chance to practice techniques to reduce those effects (with globally-available peers and mentors). All components of this training (like all NextGenU.org trainings) are free, including registration, learning, testing, and a certificate of completion. This course was developed in partnership with several of the world’s most prominent climate change organizations: Physicians for Social Responsibility, 350.org, International Society of Doctors for the Environment, Health Care Without Harm, and the University of British Columbia Sustainability Initiative. Like all NextGenU courses, it is competency-based, with Climate Change and Health competencies adapted from the World Health Organization and the World Medical Association and uses resources from world-class academic and governmental organizations such as the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations, World Health Organization, and World Meteorological Organization. The course developer is Erica Frank, MD, MPH, with an Advisory Committee from our co-sponsoring organizations, and major contributions from Mr. Mike Benusic, Ms. Yasmin Kassam, Dr. Max Pensel, and Dr. Caroline Walker.
Creator: Erica Frank MD, MPH - Publisher: NextGenUSend message about Climate Change and Health
Subject: Community Health - Audience: Students - Educational level: Tertiary
Language: English - License: All rights reserved - Time updated: Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 9:43 PM
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There are 4 modules to complete through online study and peer-to-peer activities. These modules provide a basic introduction to the science of climate change, an overview of how climate change is affecting public health, some strategies to predict and communicate climate change, and suggestions on how we can adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

There are practice quizzes in each module, and at the end of the course you’ll have a final exam, and a chance to give your assessment of this training. We will give you all the results of your assessments, such as your final exam and peer activities. We can report your testing information and share your work with anyone (your school, employer, etc.) that you request. We hope this is a wonderful learning experience for you, and that your assessments will teach us how we can make it even better.