St. George's University (SGU) presents the course, Climate and Health, as part of its One Health, One Medicine Open Access course series. This course is being offered by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine as it celebrates 20 years of public health education, research and service excellence.
A changing climate impacts our health and well-being. Widespread scientific consensus indicates that the world’s climate is changing. Some changes, including variable weather patterns, heat waves, flooding, droughts, intense storms, sea level rising and air pollution, can negatively affect the health of the public. Climate change also affects social and environmental determinants of health such as clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food supply and secure shelter.
Students in the 4-week course will interact with SGU’s faculty and UNFCCC staff as the topic of climate and health is explored with policy-making experts at varying levels, with a goal towards understanding the challenges of this issue and presenting solutions.
Dates: October 20 - November 17, 2019
Learn more here: https://online.sgu.edu/climate/#