The Centre for Environmental Health has organized an E-Learning Course on Climate Change and Health, with three other international collaborating institutions namely University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Villanova University in the State of Pennsylvania, Villanova, United States of America.
This e-learning course is ideal for graduate and post-graduate students in medicine, nursing, public health and allied disciplines including nutrition, social, behavioural and environmental sciences.
The course will be held from 25th January 2021 – 30 April 2021. The course will be delivered with joint faculty from the 4 mentioned institutions and students drawn from these 4 countries at graduate and post-graduate level.
ABOUT THE E-LEARNING COURSE
This interdisciplinary (medical, dental, nursing, and public health) international course will examine the impact of climate change on human health in Finland, India, Nigeria, and the U.S. Students from different regions of the world (Finland, India, Nigeria, US) will study climate health science; health impacts of climate change; strategies of mitigation and adaptation; local, national, and international policy; and real time ground level climate realities from each participating nation.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
This e-learning course is ideal for graduate and post-graduate students in medicine, nursing, public health and allied disciplines including nutrition, social, behavioural and environmental sciences. There will be a pre-test at the beginning of the course and a post-test at the end of the course to determine your overall learning in the course. You must complete the pre-test at the beginning of the course and the post-test at the end of the course to earn the overall grade for this evaluation criterion.
The course will broadly cover the following topics: climate science, examining and analyzing the climate data, climate vulnerabilities (people, systems), migration of people/conflict, extreme of temperatures – heat & cold, flooding & droughts, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), infectious disease, food sustainability, health system preparedness, response, resilience, public health impact & response, national & global policy & programs related to mitigation, adaptation & resilience. The teaching will cover a combination of lectures and video presentations, suggested reading and group activities besides providing a forum for interactive exchange with students from 4 countries.
Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Global & Public Health, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova University
Enembe Okokon, M.B.B.ch., M.Sc, FMCPH, PhD., Head of the Department of Community Medicine, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
Poornima Prabhakaran, MBBS, MSc, PhD, Head- Environmental Health, Additional Professor, Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India
Richa Sharma, PhD, Research Scientist, Centre for Environmental Health (CEH), Public Health Foundation of India.
Ambarish Dutta, MBBS, MPH, PhD, Additional Professor – Epidemiology, Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar
Public Health Foundation of India
Hannele Turunen, PhD, RN, Professor, Head of the Department of Nursing Sciences, University of Eastern Finland
Lauri Kousmanen, PhD, RN, Lecturer, Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.
The course will be conducted through an online portal called YellowDig.