Code Green: Climate Health Short Course

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AMSA Global Health

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Overview

 

What this course is

The Climate Health e-Short Course (CHeSC) is an introductory online short course addressing the connection between climate change and health developed by Code Green, a division of AMSA (Australian Medical Student’s Association). CHeSC was created to educate participants on the basic science of climate change, provide an overview of the health consequences of climate change, outline vulnerable population groups and upskill participants in how to be an advocate for those affected by climate change.

 

Why it’s important

Climate change has been identified as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. The effects of climate change are diverse and widespread and without the combination of rapid, community driven action and effective policy reform, these effects will continue to worsen. For these reasons it is vital now more than ever that we as a global community pull together and ensure we are each armed with the knowledge and power to do our bit to ensure this planet is preserved for future generations. As you will see in these modules, none of us are immune to the effects of climate change and we all have the power to put the brakes on this worsening health crisis and we can start today.

 

Have your say

Throughout this course, you will come across some discussion questions, marked like this: 

This is an opportunity for you to expand your thinking on some of the content we've given you, and you are welcome to post your questions and thoughts in the discussion forums if you'd like to engage further with us or other peers on the topic.

 

What is covered in this course

There are four modules covered in this course:

  1. An introduction to climate change

    1. The science of climate change

    2. International agreements

    3. Clinical implications of climate change

  2. The health effects of climate change

    1. Introduction to climate health

    2. Climate refugees and conflict

    3. Vector borne diseases

    4. Air pollution and respiratory health

  3. Vulnerable population groups in climate change

    1. Social determinants of health

    2. Geographical effects of climate change

    3. Examples of vulnerable groups in the context of climate change

    4. Introduction to the economics of climate change

    5. Strategies for low and middle income countries to address climate change

  4. Climate change and advocacy

    1. Introduction to advocacy

    2. Political power in Australia

    3. Advocacy and climate change overview

    4. Advocacy approaches

 

We hope you find this course educational, engaging and inspiring and most of all we hope it empowers you to take action on climate change!

 

 

 

     

     

     

    Course content

    • MODULE 1 - THE SCIENCE BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGE

    • 1.1 - Climate Science Basics

    • 1.2 - Drivers of Climate Change

    • 1.3 - Global Commitments

    • 1.4 - The role of doctors in a changing climate

    • MODULE 2 - THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

    • 2.1 - Climate refugees, displacement and conflict

    • 2.2 - Climate change and vector-borne diseases

    • 2.3 - Air pollution and respiratory health

    • MODULE 3 - VULNERABLE POPULATION GROUPS AND THE DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

    • 3.1 - Geographical effects of climate change

    • 3.2 - Examples of vulnerable groups

    • 3.3 - Economics of climate change

    • 3.4 - Strategies for low and middle income countries to address climate change

    • MODULE 4 - ADVOCACY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

    • 4.1 - Political power

    • 4.2 - Climate change advocacy

    • 4.3 - Advocacy approaches

    • Conclusion

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