Online Course - Climate Change and Health

(Last Updated on 12 December 2016)

Registration for the new cohort opens from 1 December 2016 to 30 June 2017. Upon registration, students are allowed to study the course until 31 July 2017 at their own pace. 

Course Overview
Climate change is an important topic for public health practice. As the frequency and severity of climate-related disasters increase, in order to protect health and well-being, the need to understand and prepare for unforeseeable events is rapidly growing. This course will provide participants with an overview of issues in relation to climate change and health in the context of public health practice. Furthermore, it introduces important concepts of how to tackle climate change related health impacts and how to support community preparedness, response, policy formulation and implementation.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:

Course Features

Knowledge

Understanding Skills

Target Audience
The target audience for the course is individuals studying and working in health, policy, education and humanitarian sectors. Students may be civil servants, healthcare personnel, frontline disaster relief practitioners, and undergraduate or postgraduate students of closely-related disciplines. This online course will be available to anyone in the world. 

Tuition
As part of CCOUC’s knowledge transfer endeavour, this course is offered free of charge. There is limited quota for enrolment on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course Structure
The course involves a total of 8 lessons, 4 short quizzes and one final assessment. Each lesson requires about one to three hours of study. All assessments are in the form of multiple-choice questions to be completed online with unlimited attempts. To progress through the course, students must obtain 80% or above in each short-quiz. Students enrolled in the course may access all learning materials and go through all learning activities online within a maximum period of seven months. Topics covered in the course are as follows:

Course Completion and Certification
Students who obtain 60% or above in the final assessment will be issued a printable certificate in recognition of completing the course. 

Registration
To start studying the course now, please visit the course website at http://www.hkjcdpri.org.hk/elearning/climate-change-and-health

Stay Connected
For units interested in promoting and recommending this course, please send an email to ccouc@cuhk.edu.hk for further information.