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180.607.11 CLIMATE CHANGE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Cindy Parker
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Explores the science of how and why the climate is changing, as well as the likely and potential impacts of climate change on public health in developed and developing regions of the world. Discusses how rising sea levels; worsening air quality; frequency and severity of weather-related disasters; and scarcity of food and drinking water are all influenced by the changing climate. Examines strategies for mitigation and adaptation, and the role public health professionals can play in these decisions. Concludes with a full-day field trip in the Baltimore area to get hands-on experience with local responses to climate change.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the greenhouse effect and the resulting changes to the physical processes on earth from climate change
List and prioritize direct and indirect health impacts of climate change
Compare and contrast strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation with respect to co-benefits to public health

Methods of Assessment: Homework assignments, participation, final assignment
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tue 06/17/2014 - Sat 06/21/2014
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 5:30
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 5:30
  • Thursday 1:30 - 5:30
  • Friday 1:30 - 5:30
  • Tue 06/17/2014 - Sat 06/21/2014
  • Saturday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016