Module Catalogues

Climate change and Health

Module Title Climate change and Health
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2019/20
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

There is broad scientific consensus that the climate globally is changing and that humans are a primary driver for this change. One important climate change is global warming which is caused by increased CO2, and other greenhouse gas emissions. In this module, students will explore our current understanding of what we know about climate change, its natural and anthropogenic drivers, past, current and anticipated future changes. The module will cover the environmental and public health consequences of current and future climate change.

Learning outcomes

A Understand what global climate change is
B Understand the environmental impacts of climate change (flooding, droughts etc.)
C Understand the health impacts of climate change (heat stroke, respiratory, infectious etc.)
D Demonstrate the ability to explain research findings on global climate change and its impact on the environmental and human health.

Method of teaching and learning

This module will utilize a number of different teaching approaches. We will start with several traditional lectures outlining the basic terminology and concepts used. Next, we will switch to reading current news and scientific articles. These articles will be discussed in group sessions. Students are required to read class material before class and actively participate in group discussions.