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The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health

Explore the impact of climate change on public health, and discover ways to influence behaviours and policies at all levels.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health

Explore the direct and indirect ways that climate change affects health

This online course gives you the opportunity to explore the impact of climate change on public health. It shares knowledge of both the direct and indirect ways in which climate change is affecting health around the globe.

It starts by examining current trends in climate change and the methods used to evaluate the continuously emerging data in this field. You will find out how to leverage the data that is publicly available, to campaign for changes to behaviours or policies, at both a local and regional level.

What topics will you cover?

  • What are the climate change themes and trends in relation to public health and is there anything we can do to improve things?
  • Who are the key contributors to climate change, what are they doing and how are their harmful activities being countered?
  • How can we prove that the impact on health is linked to climate change?
  • How to implement an action plan to improve health outcomes impacted by climate change

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Recognise the relationship between climate change and health and the associated themes and trends.
  • Understand the nature of complex problems resulting from interconnected social, political, and climate change issues, and the associated challenges.
  • Articulate key public health concepts related to climate change and describe they are likely to exacerbate existing problems of social and health inequality.
  • Analyse the continuously emerging and publically available data for climate/health using applicable methods and tools for examining big data.
  • Evaluate the impact of implementing a specific action (locally, regionally, nationally, internationally) on a specific health indicator.
  • Identify your own role as a climate change campaigner and the ways to overcome personal, social, political or organisational barriers to change.
  • Create an action plan to effect change further to insight (e.g. from data and collaboration)

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in climate change or health, particularly those working in public or private healthcare organisations or academic research in this area.

Who will you learn with?

Edward Meinert

I am a chartered engineer and my key interests are standards for the architecture of digital health systems and software development for enhancement of data collection and multidisciplinary impact.

Kris Murray

I am an ecologist with interests in global change, conservation and health. I work on problems where these key themes are interconnected.

Who developed the course?

InnoEnergy is the European company promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in sustainable energy.

EIT Health promotes healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $74 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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