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Climate Change and Health

Course Number
5900 (Occupational & Environmental Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Lissa Ceolin, Jeffrey R. Brook

Course Description

The course is designed for Occupational and Environmental and Public health students to provide an understanding of climate and climate change, including the anthropogenic processes that give rise to greenhouse gases. It will explore both direct and indirect effects of climate on human health, differentiating and comparing impacts on various communities and populations. Students will be expected to apply risk assessment protocols to evaluate climate change impacts on health of populations and communities. It will explore concepts related to climate change and health interventions and responses including mitigation and adaptation strategies at the international, national, provincial and local levels whether it be municipal, community or private enterprise.